Matthew D. Starring

Date of Passing:

November 8, 2009

Starring, Matthew, D., 23, of Sowams Road, Barrington, died peacefully on November 8, 2009 at home surrounded by his loving friends and family after a three year battle with leukemia.

Born in Providence, a loving son of Mark D. and Jayne B. (McFetters) Starring of Barrington, he was a lifelong resident of Barrington.

Matthew was a graduate of Barrington High School Class of 2004 and was a student at Emerson College in Boston, MA.

A singer and song writer, Matthew was the musical director of ‘Noteworthy’ an a cappella group at Emerson College.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a loving sister; Allison J. Starring of Barrington, maternal grandmother; Mary Jane (Peck) McFetters of Barrington and paternal grandparents; Ellsworth A. Starring of Barrington and Phyllis J. (Knapp) Evans of Michigan. He was the grandson of the late George W. McFetters Sr. Matthew touched the lives of everyone he met.

A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday November 11 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside with calling hours from 4-8 pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday November 12 in St. John’s Episcopal Church, County Road, Barrington at 10:30 am. Burial will be held in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Matthew’s memory to the Matthew Starring Memorial Fund, c/o Sovereign Bank, 272 County Road, Barrington, RI, 02806 would be deeply appreciated.

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