Russell A. Starrett
Appleton — Russell A. Starrett, 84, of Gurneytown Road, died at home Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, with family by his side following a brief period of declining health. Russell was born June 13, 1932, in Warren to Roland and Mildred Starrett. Russell attended school in Warren and throughout his lifetime worked primarily as a welder at BIW and Bridge Corp. Later in life, he especially enjoyed visiting “his girls” at the Come Spring Café and the Common Market. Russell was also a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan.
“Grampy Trouble” or “Pup,” as he was affectionately known, was married to Delia F. Starrett for almost 56 years prior to her passing in 2008. Survived by his eight children: Curtis Starrett and his wife, Mary, of Appleton, Crystal Stone of Montville, Craig Starrett and his wife, Jill, of Belfast, Cary Starrett of Saco, Randall Starrett of South Carolina, Vaughn Starrett of Appleton, Lorraine Hilt of Appleton, and Ricky Starrett and his wife, Darlene, of Appleton; two sisters, Susan Meklin and her husband “Oakie” of Warren, and Marion Mink and husband Linnie of Appleton and Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; as well as Delia’s surviving family, amazing friends, neighbors and his beloved Maine Coon cat, Percy.
Per his wishes, a private interment next to Delia will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Appleton. Friends and family are welcome to a celebration of life Sunday, Oct. 16, at Come Spring Café from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made tin Russell and Delia's memory to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.