Mary Starratt Obituary

Mary Grace Starratt
Mary Grace Starratt

February 27, 1938 - March 29, 2020
Born in New London, CT
Resided in Salem, Connecticut


Mary Grace (Ferrigno) Starratt, 82, passed away on Sunday March 29, 2020. She was born in New London on February 27, 1938 to the late Frank and Mary (Sepowitz) Ferrigno. She graduated from New London High School with honors in 1956 and attended the Katherine Gibbs College graduating in 1957. She worked at Pfizer as the Executive Assistant to the Personnel Manager from 1957 until 1966. While she was growing up, she worked for her parents at their service station and home heating oil business in New London pumping gas and collecting past due bills.
Mary met her husband, Charles, in 1959 while he was in the Navy and after a few years of dating they married on November 27, 1965 at St Mary Star of the Sea in New London. They moved to Salem in 1969 and have resided there ever since. After many years of raising children she went back to work in 1987 at L&M Hospital in the nursing office.
Mary was a well-known cook and excellent homemaker. She enjoyed watching UCONN women’s basketball and Olympic figure skating.
She was a loving wife and mother who is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles; sons Chuck (Sheri) and Michael (Jenn) and daughter, Theresa Starratt-Farrell (Sean); grandchildren Mariah, McKensie, Lanie, Logan and Sean Jr; great-grandchildren Tucker and Meadow; and many special nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, and siblings, Frank Ferrigno, Barbara Rubin, and Jean Isenhour.
A private graveside ceremony will be held due to the current social situation. A celebration of her life will be held at later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Oakdale, CT.
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