NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. - Claire F. (Lynch) Whitty, 90, formerly of Norwood and Canton, died Friday, Nov, 2, 2012 at Beaumont Nursing Home, Westborough. Her first husband, Alfred Starzyk died in 1964 and her second husband, Francis Whitty, died in 1999.
She is survived by her two sons, A. Richard Starzyk and his wife Suzanne of Northborough, Michael J. Starzyk and his wife Janet of Chapel Hill, NC; five grandchildren, Marc Starzyk and his wife Christina of Lancaster, PA, Timothy Starzyk and his wife Alyssa of Marblehead, Kathryn Girling and her husband Gerard of Marblehead, Kacey Starzyk of Raleigh, NC, Erin DellaGrotta and her husband Robert of Newport Beach, CA; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jakob, Emma Starzyk of Lancaster, PA. Claire is predeceased by her five siblings, Rev. Michael T. Lynch, Mary Lynch, Winifred Taylor, Elizabeth Kane and Florence Robbilard.
Born in Holyoke, Claire was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Sullivan) Lynch. In 1945, she graduated from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in Brighton. She worked as an industrial nurse for 25 years at Nortronics, a division of Northrop Grumman in Norwood, retiring in 1986. Mrs. Whitty was a member for more than 50 years at Wampatuck CC in Canton; she was also a member of St. Elizabeth's Alumni Association.
The memorial Mass and burial are private.
Memorial donations may be made to The Friends of Beaumont, c/o Avidia Bank, 1 Lyman Street, Box 501, Westborough, MA 01581.
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