Virginia Howes White On December 14, 2022, a proper but independent Bostonian woman who had lived in the house where she was born for 100 years left for her next adventure.
At the time of her death, Mrs. White was enjoying the beauty of this year’s Christmas tree, which had just arrived and was beautifully decorated with ornaments she had collected over the years.
Mrs. White got her degree in Home Economics from Framingham Teacher’s College and worked as a teacher for most of her life. Even in her last days, her students kept in touch with her, asking for advice and telling her about their lives.
Mrs. White’s career path also led her to Boston University, where she got an MA in Public Relations. Mrs. White was a member of Sturbridge Village for 66 years. This was because she was interested in local history.
Mrs. White’s leadership roles in historical societies, fraternal and parliamentary organizations, church, and the community show how volunteering and service should be done. Virginia married Gardner W. White, who died before she did.
Mrs. White never had children of her own, but she often took in the kids of her friends and neighbors, giving them a safe place to stay, good advice, and support. Mrs. White was a world traveler who had been to businesses on all five continents.
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She enjoyed the variety of cruising with her niece, climbed the Great Wall of China, and took cooking classes in Paris and Argentina.
Marianne Pinkham, Virginia’s niece, Catherine, Michael, Joseph, Kevin, and Jessica Durickas, and Tony and My Nguyen invite family and community members to Mrs. White’s wake and memorial service on Friday, December 30, at 10 a.m. at the First Parish Church, 10 Parish Street, in Dorchester.
At 1:15 p.m., Mrs. White will be laid to rest at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Her husband, Gardner, will perform the ceremony. To enjoy the beauty of Virginia’s favorite colors, wear shades of white, yellow, and blue, and wear a hat in her honor.
We want to tell you about the good times we had with Virginia. When you have a moment, please go to https://www.virginiawhite.org/ to see pictures of this remarkable woman.
The McHoul Funeral Home in Dorchester, MA, is responsible for making arrangements (mchoulfh.com). Bouquets are gratefully turned down.
In Mrs. White’s memory, donations can be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston or the Franklin Park Zoo. , or Sturbridge Village – https://10797.blackbaudhosting.com/10797/AF-Fall
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