DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

April 3, 2014

Masha (Seiden) Starkeson, 68


Derry, NH — Marsha (Seiden) Starkeson, 68, of Derry, New Hampshire.

Predeceased by her parents, Karl and Lillian, her beautiful daughter, Ellen Rebecca, and her sister, Carol, Marsha left us much too soon on March 13, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer. Marsha leaves behind her four siblings, Susie Seiden, Portsmouth, NH, Louie Seiden (Marcia), Naples, FL, Mike Seiden (Amy), Margate, NJ and Karen Seiden, Long Branch, NJ; as well as "brother," Tom Ungerer of Viera, FL; six outstanding nephews and nine great-nieces and nephews. Her beloved furry feline kids, Sweetie and Mama, remained by her side providing great comfort and affection in her final days.

Marsha graduated from Atlantic City High School with the class of 1963 and felt fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend and enjoy her 50th class reunion this past summer, reuniting with some very dear friends. Leaving her childhood home in Ventnor to further her education, she was a proud graduate of M.I.T. and worked as a computer software engineer. Making her home in New Hampshire, Marsha was fortunate to have worked in the field for some excellent computer firms, and they were lucky to have her. For the last several years she enjoyed using her talents to involve herself in and work with passion for, local, state and national political issues. Those of us left behind will miss her immensely and remember her with lots of love.

For those who wish to honor Marsha's memory contributions to either the American Cancer Society's "Carol's Carnations Relay Recess of ARCS Galloway," Homeless Legal Assistance Project, c/o ASU College of Law, P.O. Box 877906, Tempe, AZ 85287 or Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205 would be appreciated. Funeral services were private. The Peabody Funeral Homes have assisted the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.