With profound sadness we announce the passing of Robert F. Starkey of Rockland, formerly of West Roxbury. Robert passed away unexpectedly January 1, 2021. He was a beloved father to Courtney M. Ryan (Starkey) and her husband Cristian of Rockland, Daniel F. Starkey of Rockland, Brianna E. Starkey of Rockland, and Corporal Andrew C. Starkey (USMC) of Rockland. Robert was loved by his wife Donna M. (Brennan) Starkey of Rockland. Dear brother of Mary Starkey of Norwood, Anne Katsiroubas of Jamaica Plain and Peter Starkey of West Roxbury. Devoted friend Kevin Cameron of Rockland. He was the loving son of the late Robert and Anne (Cantwell) Starkey.
In Robert’s leisure he enjoyed spending time out on the water in the boat. He could always be found tinkering in the yard, taking photographs, and often recording videos of his family and friends that we will cherish always. Bob leaves a lasting legacy that his family will forever miss.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Please follow COVID-19 guidelines in the funeral home and with use of facial coverings and social distancing, please limit time in the funeral home.) A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday in St. Theresa of Avila Church. Interment will be private. For directions and guestbook, please visit: gormley funeral.com.