Kelley E. Starratt, 52, of Worcester


Obit Kelley E. StarrattWorcester – Kelley E. Starratt, 52, of Worcester, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 16, 2016 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester. Kelley leaves her two loving children, Mathew Byron of Santa Monica, Calif. and Lauren Byron of Clinton.

Kelley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, daughter of the late David W. Starratt Sr., and is survived by her mother, Mary June (Layton) Donovan and her husband Dan of Clinton. She was raised in Hudson, where she attended local schools, and had resided in Worcester the past 15-plus years.

She was a longtime home healthcare aid and was truly dedicated to helping others on their “Road to Recovery.”

Kelley was a loving mother, daughter and sister, and she cherished spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and always looked forward to a long motorcycle ride whenever she had the opportunity. She loved spending time on the beach, and her circle of friends was always a big part of her life. Her giving spirit and precious smile will be remembered by all who loved and knew her.

Besides her children and mother, Kelley is survived by her two brothers, David W. Starratt of Texas and Daniel W. Starratt and his wife Mellisa of Leicester, and her many relatives and friends, along with her two dogs, Lilly and Lani, whom she loved and cared for.

Family and friends may attend calling hours Friday, May 20, from 5-8 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home (, 50 Central St., Hudson. A graveside service will be held later at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery of Clinton.

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