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Obituary Condolences

STARE, Irene Kinsey Passed away on March 13th at her home in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Mrs. Stare was the widow of Dr. Fredrick Stare, founder of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. She was also widow of noted research ophthalmologist Dr. V. Everett Kinsey of Troy, Michigan. In January, Mrs. Stare celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family. She was born on January 24, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Thomas Mackey and Nellie Grieb. Before moving to Wellesley in 1984, she resided for many years in Troy and Grosse Pointe, Michigan. During the 1940s, Mrs. Stare worked in Boston as an editor at Nutrition Reviews. An accomplished violinist, Mrs. Stare was an enthusiastic supporter of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Meadowbrook Music Festival, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Conservatory of Music. Mrs. Stare took special pleasure in supporting the careers of young musicians and delighted in organizing performances in her home. Mrs. Stare married Professor Stare in 1984. During their many years together, they traveled regularly and drew great pleasure from gardening at their home. Mrs. Stare was a loving stepmother and a doting grandmother to her seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. In her final years Mrs. Stare drew great strength from the friendship of her wonderful neighbors. Her family is grateful for the attentive care she received from Dr. Richard Curtis, Ms. Gladys Scott, Mr. Dirk van Harrewijien, the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, and her dedicated home health aids. A memorial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, 209 West Central Street, Suite 313, Natick, MA 01760 or to The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit, 81 South Edgewood Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236, Memo: Irene Stare Violin Award Fund. George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100

Published in The Boston Globe from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2013
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