Madeline M. Stariknok
SPRINGFIELD — Madeline M. Stariknok, 88, died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
She was born April 22, 1924, in West Burke, the daughter of Paul G. and Evelyn M. (Clark) Rice.
She attended schools in West Burke, Brookfield and Sharon, graduating from high school in Sharon.
She married John S. Stariknok on Feb. 18, 1944, in Springfield. He predeceased her on April 16, 2002.
She was employed at the Bryant Grinder Company in Springfield for several years, and later in the admitting office at Springfield Hospital, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, and St. Mary’s Altar Society for many years.
She enjoyed gardening, flowers, working outdoors, birds, summers at camp on Lake Willoughby, and winters for the past 10 years in Florida with her daughter Sandra.
Survivors include two sons, John S. Stariknok Jr. of Lynnfield, Mass., and Carl Stariknok of Springfield; a daughter Sandra Zotto of Beverly, Mass., and The Villages, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a brother Fred Gates of Bethel; two sisters, Marguerite Caron of South Royalton and Phoenix, Ariz., and Shirley Spittle of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield. The Rev. Peter Williams, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.
Friends may call Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Hinman 7070, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.