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ANDOVER: Mr. Richard David Starkweather, 48, a lifelong resident of Andover and beloved husband of Lisa C. (Spinelli) Starkweather, passed away, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 11, 2016. Born in Methuen, Mass., on March 4, 1968, he was the beloved son of David C. and Dorothy (Neville) Starkweather of Biddeford, Maine. Rick was a graduate of Andover High School and Southern New Hampshire University. He worked as a manager for American Adhesives in Lawrence. In his spare time, Rick enjoyed the outdoors. He loved camping, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. Mostly, he loved spending time with his family, especially his children. Rick particularly loved attending their various sporting events. He will be dearly missed.

Besides his beloved wife, Lisa and his parents, David and Dorothy, Rick is survived by his children, Morgan, Casey, and Jack Starkweather of Andover; brothers, Peter Starkweather and his wife, Paula Starkweather of Marlboro, Vt., and Douglas Starkweather and his partner, Mary Moossa of Andover. He was also the loving son-in-law of Edward and Maureen Spinelli of Salem, N.H.; brother-in-law to James and his wife, Deanna Spinelli of Somersworth, N.H., and Stephen and his wife, Angela Spinelli of Acworth, Ga.; and uncle to nieces and nephews, Zack, Harry, Frank, Michael, Paige, Phenix, Rhavin, Maxx, Olivia, Kate, Anna and Emily.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends attended. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Richard's memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  March 14, 2016
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