Mrs. Jacquelyn Ann
Andover - Mrs. Jacquelyn Ann "Jackie" (White) Starks, of Andover, and beloved wife of the late Merton Starks, passed away in Hospice with family by her side on Friday, February 21, 2020. She was 85 years old. Jackie was the longtime companion of Henry Lester Hilton of Andover, who passed away in 2001.

Born in Saugus, Massachusetts, on March 31, 1934, she was the beloved daughter of the late George and Mary (Cook) White. Jackie had many hobbies including knitting, crochet and sewing, cooking, gardening and taking care of friends and neighbors. She loved animals and was a long term employee of Demoulas Supermarket in Andover. Above all, Jackie loved spending time with her large extended family and her many friends in the Andover area.

Jackie is survived by her sister: Mary White of Lynn. She is also survived by her six children, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren: Keith Starks and wife Laurel of Humarock, Mass.; granddaughter Lyndsey Starks of Somerville and grandson Tyler Starks of Roanoke, Va., Waneta Shotter and her husband Jack of North Andover; grandson Jonah Shotter of Colorado; granddaughter Michael Pellenz and her husband Jeff of North Andover; great-grandchildren Dylan, Asher, and Willow; granddaughter Cody O'Connor and her husband Robbie of Methuen; great-grandson Greyson; grandson Noah Shotter of Andover. George Starks and his wife Nancy of Valley Lee, Md.; granddaughter Katie Hostetler and her husband Jason of Valley Lee, Md.; great-grandchildren Cole and Kylie; grandson Randy Mattingly of Gloucester, Va.; great-granddaughter Kirsten; Ruth Starks of Andover; granddaughter Erin and her husband Jerome of Exeter, N.H.; great-grandson Jerome; granddaughter Kerry Kennedy and her husband Stewart of Marblehead; great-grandchildren Declan and Lucy. Philip Starks and his wife Caroline Blackie of North Andover; grandsons William and Matthew, Penny Starks and her partner Ed Gaines of North Andover; grandsons Finn and Oliver. She was also the sister of the late Bill White of Lynn and Margaret White of Nahant and loving niece of William and Rose White of Nahant.

A private family service was held in her honor at the Burke Magliozzi Funeral Home of Andover. For additional information, please visit
Published on March 12, 2020


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Diane Demoulas
Mar 08, 2020
To Ruth and family... I wish you peace and love during this time. Your Mom always had a smile and could always make me laugh. She will be missed.
Bill Lavin (Waterville Maine)
Mar 08, 2020
My condolences to all in Jackie's family. She talked of you all with great love and pride. She taught me many years ago about caring for those less fortunate. I worked one summer(1976) with her at a nursing home in Lawrence. Unforgettable and Jackie was a great part of it. Rest in peace my friend.
John Millett
Mar 08, 2020
Condolences from the family of Emmet & Mary Millett to our long time dear friend Ruth and her family. May your mother Rest In Peace.