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Margaret Starkes

August 14, 1947 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Margaret Starkes Obituary

Margaret Starkes (nee Goodwin) age 76, of Allendale NJ, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2024 surrounded by family.  Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947, Margaret grew up in Brooklyn, resided in West Hempstead, NY for many years and then moved to Monroe, NJ.  Margaret was a graduate of Brooklyn College and received her master’s degree in education from Adelphi College in Garden City, NY.  She had a long, fulfilling career teaching kindergarten and enjoyed being a college professor as well.  Margaret was an avid reader, gardener and she spent many joyous summers with her children and grandchildren at the beach in Long Island, NY.

Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband, John, in 2019 as well as her parents, Elizabeth and Gerard Goodwin.   She is survived by her children Ryan Starkes (Kim) of Bolivia, NC, Karen Fowler (Andrew) of Waldwick, NJ and Kevin Starkes (Nicol) of Montclair, NJ along with her five grandchildren Kyle, Aidan, Emma, Colin and Quinn.  

Visiting Hours are 4-7pm on Sunday, February 25th at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Funeral Mass is 10:00 am on Monday, February 26th, at St. Luke’s Church, 340 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Alzheimer's New Jersey, www.alznj.org

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February 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
February 26, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Luke's RC Church
340 N. Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423


George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery
234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07653


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