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Kathleen Anne von STARKLOFF
September 25, 2019


von STARKLOFF, Kathleen Anne, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Kathleen is survived by her adoring husband, Edwin Charles Kelly; her stepdaughters, Laurie Kelly of Omaha, Doreen Kelly-Carney of Cambridge, and Erin Kelly-Makol of Newton; and her grandchildren, Tess, Hanna, Ryan, and Abby, as well as by her sister, Rebecca (Starkloff) Busselle and brother-in-law, Sam Busselle, their children and families.

Until the end she affirmed her love of life as with her loving family she listened to her favorite movie, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. The twinkling lights that a granddaughter brought to adorn her hospital room reflected her eternal spirit. She bestowed great love on all who surrounded her.

Friends are invited to Celebrate Kathleen's Life on Saturday, October 5th with a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist in Winthrop at 9:30AM. Please go directly to church. Burial will follow in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery and at a nearby casual gathering following the cemetery to share remembrances.

Donations in Kathleen's memory may be made to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at

Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit our website at

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Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home
210 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152