Marie A. (Dion)
White, 83, wife of the late James E. White, passed peacefully in her
home on Tuesday March 13, 2018.
Born in Salem on
October 12, 1934, she was the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Maidment)
Dion. She graduated from Beverly High School with the Class of 1952
and went on to attend Endicott College. Marie worked for the Ipswich
School System Administrative Office for thirty-eight years. She
enjoyed spending time with her husband Jim and their family at their
summer camp in Bryant Pond, Maine. Her greatest joys in life were
her grandchildren, bird watching and her gardens, and was said to
have the ability to grow flowers out of rocks. In her more recent
years Marie was overwhelmed with the joy of playing with her many
She is survived by a
son, Jeffrey J White of Kennebunkport, ME, two daughters, Wendy A
Wilson and her husband Richard of Laconia, NH, and Kathy W Gallant
and her husband Richard of Ipswich, six grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren, a sister, Alice D Colbert and husband Donald of
Beverly, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
She was the sister
of the late Shirley Hansbury and her husband John Hansbury, both
formerly of Plaistow, NH.
A visitation will be
held Thursday, March 22, from 3 to 4 pm in the Whittier-Porter
6 High Street, Ipswich,
followed by her funeral service at 4 pm. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Memorial Contributions in her name may be
made to the Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry, 28 Rear Emerson
Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.