Obituaries 01-19-2023

Miller Lanair Starke, Sr.

His Life was Dedicated to Home and Family

Miller Lanair Starke, Sr. of North Billerica, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington on January 13. 

Born and raised in Columbia, SC,  the son of the late George L. and Anne L. (Jackson) Starke, he attended local schools in Columbia, enlisted in the US Navy and served his term during the Vietnam War.honorably discharged in 1960.

While serving in the Navy and stationed in Boston, he met his future wife, RoseAnn (Boone). and raising three sons and two daughters.

He attended Northeast Institute of Technology where he received his certificate as a HVAC Mechanic.

He was a resident of Chelsea for most of his life before moving to North Billerica 20 years ago.

His life was dedicated to home and family and recently was the  companion .” 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Donald Starke and Carole Davis and was widowed with the passing of his beloved wife, RoseAnn in 2011. He was the devoted father of Edward G. Starke and his wife, Angela of Tewksbury, Andrew Starke and his wife, Judy of Gardner, Miller , Karen, Cheryl Palmacci and her husband, Anthony of Haverhill and Carole-Lynn Needham and her husband, Paul of Franklin and dear brother-in-law of Edna Starke of Oregon, Lyndell Theberge and her husband, Bernard of New Hampshire and Gordon Smyth of Kentucky.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a visitation at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, January 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. immediately followed by a Family Farewell and Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett with military honors and Miller being placed to rest with his wife.

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Paul Carolan, Jr.

Freelance Plumber

Paul T. Carolan, Jr. passed away from a brief illness and declining health on Monday, January 9 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry NH.  He was 44 years of age.

He was born and raised in Chelsea and attended local schools.  A former resident of Chelsea for many years, he was more recently residing between Merrimac, MA, and Danville, NH. He worked as a freelance plumber with various local plumbing companies and enjoyed listening to rap music.

He is survived by his children, Kayla Carolan and Trinity and Caiden Carolan, his parents, Paul T. Carolan, Sr and Karen Lynch and a sister Kristen Carolan.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a memorial gathering and remembrance service to be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday, January 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Should friends desire, contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to charity of their choice.

Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home.

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