CHICOPEE – Patrick J. Starr, 52, longtime resident of Chicopee, MA, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 19, 2012. He was born in Dover, Delaware, on February 6, 1960 to the late Richard J. and Loretta (Minihan) Starr.
Patrick was a 1978 graduate of Chicopee High School. He was a licensed contractor and was a phenomenal builder. Patrick had a great love of the outdoors and enjoyed vacationing at the Cape. Patrick was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Patrick is survived by two children; his daughter, Courtney Starr of Westfield, MA, and his son, Jonathan Starr, of Holyoke, MA. Patrick also leaves 5 siblings, Richard J. Starr of West Springfield, MA, Mary Ellen Berselli of Westfield, MA, Peggy Leganza of Middlefield, MA, James Starr of Chicopee, MA and Kathy Kord of Maui, HI. In addition, he leaves a grandson, J.D. Perez of Westfield, MA and his longtime girlfriend, Deborah Broadbridge from Chicopee, MA. Patrick was recently predeceased by his mother, Loretta Starr, who passed away December 17, 2012. His father, Richard J. Starr, passed away in 2004.
Funeral services will be shared with his mother, Loretta Starr, and take place at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the Southwick-Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA. Burial will be private. Family & friends may gather at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 for calling hours from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Donations can be made in Patrick’s memory to help support families of the Newtown tragedies. Memorial contributions can be mailed to: Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.