Enid Starr brought her wit, intelligence and keen analysis to the Board of Trustees
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Enid was an active member of the Board since 2006. She was very involved at Board and committee meetings, sharing her expertise and offering thoughtful counsel, and attending many university events. She chaired the Board’s Audit Committee, and served on the Campus Planning/Property Management Committee, the Trustee Affairs Committee, and the Executive Committee.
Board Chair Debbie Raizes noted that the entire Board was shocked and saddened by Enid’s passing.
“She was devoted to her family, her community, the legal profession, and cared deeply about education in general and Lesley University in particular,” said Raizes. “One couldn’t ask for a more engaged person as both Board colleague and friend. We will miss her dearly.”
Enid was a highly respected attorney at the Boston-based law firm Barron and Stadfeld for over 40 years, specializing in medical malpractice, zoning, and general civil litigation. In addition to her service on the Lesley University Board of Trustees, Enid was Legal Counsel and a Lifetime Trustee of Temple Israel in Brookline, chaired the Brookline Zoning Board of Appeals, and was an Executive Committee member of the CBR Institute for Biomedical Research, just to name a few of her public service commitments.
“The sudden news just took my breath away, given her zest for life, her wit and intelligence, and the sheer spunk that was so much a part of Enid,” said Lesley President Joseph Moore. “She was a thoughtful advisor with an ability to analyze quickly and articulate clearly. We will miss her keen mind at our meetings, but especially her friendship and vivacious personality that enriched so many lives.”
Enid Starr is survived by her husband, Jay Agarwal, four children, 14 grandchildren, and her brother. Enid’s obituary appeared in The Boston Globe on Tuesday, March 26.
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