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Bar News - September 20, 2017


In Memoriam: Meredith Kells Starbranch, York, Maine

Meredith Kells Starbranch passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

She graduated from Swampscott High School, Mount Holyoke College, and Franklin Pierce Law Center (Now the UNH School of Law). For 30 years, Meredith devoted her life to teaching her first grade students. She taught countless children how to read and she loved them dearly. She later became a criminal defense attorney, working as a judicial clerk and a public defender before going into private practice until her retirement.

Starbranch was a talented musician who could play guitar and piano, but she most loved singing. Every year, she anxiously awaited her trip to Camp Ogontz to sing with some of her dearest friends. She sang in the Sanctuary Choir of the First Parish Congregational Church. She did not like to cook, but all of the recipes she did make were beloved family favorites. She was a veracious reader, and loved to share books with her sons when they visited.

Starbranch enjoyed going to the Harbor Candy Shop, the Goldenrod, spending time on the beach and gardening with her dear friend Paula Williams.She is deeply missed by her sons, Harry and Thomas Starbranch, as well as by many other friends and relatives.


In memory of our colleague, the New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors has made a contribution to the NH Bar Foundation.

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