Laurene M. Starkey


Laurene M. Starkey, 60, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Gwinlin Cox, Jr. for 32 years.

Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of Carole (Crosby) Dorr and the late Robert Starkey. She worked in food service at Rhode Island College before leaving due to illness.

Laurene was the loving mother of Ryan Starkey, David Cox, Hope Starkey, and Nicole Starkey; loving grandmother of Addison. She was also the sister of the late Robert Starkey. She will be deeply missed, but always loved in our hearts and memories.

A visitation will be held Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 4 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Facemasks are required and social distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to EGAPL, Heart of RI Rescue League, 44 Worthington Road, Cranston, RI 02920 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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