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VICTORIA THAYER STARR

STARR, Victoria Thayer Of Hingham, MA., Chinon, France and Rome, Italy, daughter of the late Donald C. Starr and noted painter Polly Thayer Starr and survived by her sister Dinah Starr, died peacefully Monday evening at her home on Weir River Farm. A graduate of Westtown School in Westtown, PA, Bryn Mawr College and Yale University, she taught at Moorestown Friends' School from 1962-1970 and subsequently at St. Stephen's School in Rome. She then settled in Chinon, France, where she spent 25 years restoring a historic building and received recognition as an honored citizen for her contribution to the preservation of the city's patrimony. In 2001 she moved back to the Thayer/Starr homestead in Hingham, MA, where she converted the carriage barn to a unique living space. She travelled extensively, read widely, experienced life with gusto and imagination, and enjoyed her many friendships to the full. She was a devoted member of the Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, 172 Main St., where her funeral will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Weir River Farm Reservation, Trustees of Reservations, 227 East St., Hingham, MA 02043. For online guestbook, please visit www.downingchapel.com.

Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 31, 2013
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