Starlin L. Hart

Died: Fri., Jan. 25, 2013


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sat., Feb. 02, 2013
Location: Wildwood Cemetery


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GARDNER – Starlin L. Hart, 81, of Gardner died Friday, January 25, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 17, 1931 in Appleton, Maine the son of George and Leola (Ripley) Hart.  He grew up in Appleton and was educated there.

Mr. Hart was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Army.  He was employed at the former Gardner State Hospital for 18 years and went on to work at the Templeton Development Center for 16 years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church; a member of the Gardner V.F.W. Post #905.  He loved automobiles especially Ford products.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Arlene C. (Packard) Hart; two daughters, Ann A. Bartlett and her husband Dan of Leominster, Judith B. McFadden of Charlton; a sister, Abby Escancey of Appleton, ME; a brother, Almond Hart of Ashburnham; three grandchildren, Nicholas Bartlett of Leominster, Hillary Newsome and her husband Tyjuan of Jacksonville, NC, Hannah McFadden of Charlton and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Hart and by three sisters, Helen Ware, Alice Knight and Hazel Carney.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Wildwood Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.  There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Gardner Visiting Nursing Association – Hospice Program, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440 or to the Oncology Department at Heywood Hospital, 242 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440.

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Ronald P. Pelletier
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
To the Hart Family,
I am so sorry of hearing Starlin's death. I worked with him at the Fernald School in Baldwinville and he was also my Supervisor. He was a wonderful man and I enjoyed working with him for a number of years. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest assure that he is that is is in God's hands. May he Rest in Peace.

Kim Alvers
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Arlene, Ann, Dan & Judy,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this dificult time.
Kim & John Alvers

Marge Ackert (Charette)
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Very sorry to hear of Starlin's passing. I worked with him at the Fernald School in Baldwinville many years ago. Starlin always was such a good man to work for. He always gave a pat on the back to you for a job well done. He will be missed. May you find comfort in knowing that he no longer is in pain. God bless.

Maureen Lapan
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
I am so sorry to read of Starlin's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Arlene and your daughters. Sincerely, Maureen

Anthony Cappabianca
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Judy and Hannah,

Sorry to hear about your Dad and Grandfather. You are in our prayers. God Bless!!

Ma, Anthony, Christine, Mark and Virginia

Dave Bartlett
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Dear Mrs. Hart, Ann and Judy and family:

I am so sorry to hear of your husband/father/grandfather's passing. May he rest in peace. May God Bless him and be with him and your entire family. I am sorry that I can not be home for the funeral. We will visit next time I am back "home". With deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Dave Bartlett

Philip A. Hart
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
May god bless you all in this time of you lost. I will alway remember him for his love for his family and his cars. No one would take more care of them then he would. I'm sure he will be an angel watching out over all us. God bless you all. Philip Hart

Erica
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Uncle Starlin you will be greatly missed. Everytime I clean my car I'll think of you, or the smell of a freshly lit pipe it will make me smile. I'm glad you are at peace now and pain free. Kiss Gram for me, I love you. Godspeed.

Judy Flanagan
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
Dear Arlene, Ann and Judy

My sympathy to all of you. Starlin was a great man whom I've known for many years. Every Saturday to pick up the meats and " tickets". His little smile and quick laugh and always a big "Hello Judy". He's been on a tough journey the past couple of years but still managed to keep his zest for life. He will be missed by all.
Take care & God Bless
Judy/ Bonk's Market

Rachel Rojas (Pam Norman's daughter)
   Posted Sun January 27, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Your family are our in prayers!

Craig Gleason
   Posted Mon January 28, 2013
My Father Curtis, and I worked for Starlin at the Fernald School. Years back there was a good bit of tension between the leadership at the Fernald, and the union. At the time I worked at "Brook House"I would find my Dad doing things that we were not part of our listed duties for "direct care". He would say "Starlin Hart asked me to" and I would needle him about it. I got a promotion and went to work for Starlin. . . and my Dad found me doing some labor that I wasn't specifically part of my job. I laughed and told him "Starlin Hart asked me to". . we all looked up to him and he took good care of us, and we would do anything he asked. I have had a lot of bosses since then (1979) but I will always remember Starlin as the best.

Vicki Hurd
   Posted Mon January 28, 2013
Auntie Arlene, Ann and Judy
So sorry to hear about Uncle Starlin, such a nice soul. He will be greatly missed.

Love to the whole family
Vicki Hurd

Joanne Lafortune
   Posted Mon January 28, 2013
Hart family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Joanne Lafortune

Nancy (Foley) Zablonski
   Posted Mon January 28, 2013
Mom Hart,Ann,Dan,Judy,Hillary,and Nick,
I am so Sorry to hear the loss of Dad Hart. I hold a lot of memories in my heart as I was growing up with him.Mom Hart I send u a Big Hug and I love you!!I send You all my prayers and Love. He was a special man he will be missed.
Love you,
Nancy






Lynn Chestna and family
   Posted Mon January 28, 2013
Judy and Hannah,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. You are both in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Lynn Chestna and family

Cathy Dembek
   Posted Mon January 28, 2013
Arlene, Ann, Judy, Almond and Family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May his memory comfort you, so that he lives always in your heart. May his spirit enfold you, so that you always know
the peace and promise of eternity. And may the love and thoughts of others console you, so that you know you are not alone.

Donna Hurd
   Posted Tue January 29, 2013
Sorry to hear of your loss, he will be missed. You are in my prayers
Donna

Richard and Diana Faxon
   Posted Tue January 29, 2013
To the Hart family So sorry to hear about Starlin he was a great man,our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

wayne stevens
   Posted Tue January 29, 2013
to aerlene heart to aerlene we are sorry to hear of starlin heart death starlin was a very wonderful man we will miss him very much we know that starlin is now resting in the arms of lord and savior jesus christ we konwn that starlin has rejoined the rest of his family in heavene we will hold you his family in prayer during this most diffculit time right now in your lives wayne stevens

David & Josie Nowers
   Posted Tue January 29, 2013
Josie & I send our deepest sympathy to you all. We have many fond memories starting at Belcher Cottage at Gardner State Hospital and then the many years we shared at Templeton. Starlin was always there when one neede something done and always had the best interest of all who he was responsible for. We are sure he will be missed by all who knew him but we will always have fond memories of his contributions to Human Services. May you rest in peace friend and thank you for the memories. Josie & David Nowers

Amy Peralta
   Posted Tue January 29, 2013
Ann, Dan , Nick, Hillary and Ty,
My thoughts and prayers are with you, I know this is a sad time for all of you. It is wonderful how you all have such a special bond with him. We all take away what we want and you have all those precious memories. He will live in your hearts forever. I know this I carry my dad and mom every day and you will too. Sounds as though anyone who knew him was blessed.
Deepest Sympathy to you and your whole family.
Amy

Lynn Gleason and Family
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
Dear Mrs Hart, Ann, Judy, Dan, Nick, Hillary & Hannah,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at your time of loss. Starlin was a wonderful man and will be missed by all. I remember him coming over to enjoy the kids at Ann's when mine were still very young, he was so kind! He will always be with you.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Lynn, Archie, Ryan & Connor

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