Timothy J. Starkey

August 26, 1963November 9, 2013

Timothy J. Starkey 50, of Worcester, Mass. and formerly of Keene, NH, died November 9, 2013 at the UMASS Medical Center in Worcester.

He was born in Keene, NH, August 26, 1963, the son of Joan K. (Glines) and William E. “Bill” Starkey, Sr.

He was a 1982 graduate of Keene High School where he was active on the student council and a student representative to the Keene School Board. He was also a member of the Debate Team.

Mr. Starkey attended Northeastern University where he studied business administration. He also attended the NH Vocational Technical College in Claremont, NH, receiving his practical nursing diploma. He later received his license as a message therapist through the North Eastern Institute of Whole Health, Inc.

His work career began here in Keene at the former Henry David’s Restaurant. He also worked with New Hope New Horizons; Monadnock Developmental Services; the Massachusetts Association for the Blind; Crotchet Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, NH; Seven Hills Foundation; and most recently as a massage therapist instructor with Spar Tech of Westboro, MA.

He is survived by his parents of Keene; a brother, William E. Starkey, Jr. of Keene; a nephew, Joshua Dean Starkey and his girlfriend, Eve Feldman of San Francisco, CA; a niece, Sarai Tarr and her husband, Roland and their children, Amirah and Gryphon, all of Keene; Godson, Joshua David Ellis and his mother, Deborah Ellis-Nailor of Henniker, NH; close friend and care-giver, Frank Ponte of Lancaster, MA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held in the spring in the Village Cemetery, Westmoreland. There are no public calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Starkey’s memory to The Community Kitchen, PO Box 1315, Keene, NH 03431, or to a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending as little as $25 to alleviate poverty and to help create opportunity for others around the world.

The Foley Funeral Home of Keene, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  • Graveside Services Saturday, May 3, 2014


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Susan Lund Adams

November 28, 2013

I have been friends with Tim since we first met at Fuller Elementary School. We shared many classes over the years and were on the debate team together. Tim was often my cheerleader when I was encountering problems or needed a confidence boost. We had lost track over the years but became reaquainted via Facebook a few years ago. Tim had a heart of gold and was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I've ever known and his sense of humor was genuine, with a twinkle in his eye. My life is richer for having had him in it and even from afar, I acutely feel the void that has come into the world with his passing. My heart and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time. Tim was loved and will be missed by many. Rest in peace, my sweet friend.

Janet Putnam

November 27, 2013

My parents (Judy & Charley Putnam) and I are so sorry for your loss. Tim has been a good friend to me across many miles and years, from debate team in high school to visits with mutual friends in Phoenix. He touched so many people in positive ways.

Greg MCDowell

November 22, 2013

Our thoughts are with Tim's family.

You will be missed!!

Greg & Aaron
Toronto, ON Canada

Deborah Ellis-Nailor

November 20, 2013

You will always be with me in thought and spirit- and will never be forgotten. We love you and miss you and will forever be thankful for having you in our lives. Teacher, mentor, friend and Godfather to Joshua, our lives are richer because of your love and dedication. My late night calls, and last minute ideas were always embraced with a sense of concern and you would be there in a minute if I needed you. Our concert just a few months ago will be my favorite memory- we sang the songs out loud and celebrated our times together. I love you and may you fly high with the angels and be at peace knowing you made a difference in many lives with your compassion and love. Love, Debi and Joshua

Robin Allen

November 17, 2013

My heart gors out to Tims Freinds co-workers and family. He will be missed. I was so blessed to have had Time as my Massage teacherand mentor. Spa-tech graduate 2000.

Renee Walsh

November 16, 2013

Rest in the sweetest peace