Starrs align for a spe­cial birth­day

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Judy Ryan

Judy and Paul Ryan trav­elled to Ade­laide last Thurs­day to join in cel­e­bra­tions for Pe­ter Starrs’ 80th birth­day.

Pe­ter was post­mas­ter in Jer­ilderie many years ago, and will be re­mem­bered for his greyhound train­ing es­tab­lish­ment op­po­site the Jer­ilderie rail­way sta­tion.

The fam­ily moved back to Ade­laide in the 1980s.

The party was held on Fri­day night at an Ital­ian restau­rant in Roys­ton Park, and was at­tended by around 60 friends and fam­ily mem­bers. It in­cluded Pe­ter’s three sur­viv­ing chil­dren — Lorna, Garth and Adam — and Pe­ter’s se­cond wife Madeleine.

The sib­lings are suc­cess­ful teachers at Ade­laide schools, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of their mother Ann, who was killed in a car ac­ci­dent in Ade­laide about 20 years ago.

Ann and Pe­ter’s el­dest son, Ben, died some years later while cy­cling, due to a heart con­di­tion.

The fam­ily have many happy mem­o­ries of their time in Jer­ilderie.

Pe­ter Starrs and your cor­re­spon­dent share a birth­day on Jan­uary 30.

The Ryan fam­ily cel­e­brated Judy’s three quar­ters of a cen­tury, with din­ner at the Colony Inn Ho­tel on the day prior to the trip to South Aus­tralia.

Well, schools are back and life is re­turn­ing to some sort of fa­mil­iar pat­tern — not the least of which is meet­ings!

A cou­ple of or­gan­i­sa­tions pick­ing up the threads again are the Catholic Women’s League which will meet this Sun­day af­ter the 10.30am Mass, and Jer­ilderie Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary on Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 22.

Friends of Brian Moloney are pleased with the news that he has re­turned home to Yar­ra­wonga af­ter a bit of a health scare. Brian is do­ing well!

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