Mavis R. (White) Appleton
of Leominster; 89
LEOMINSTER -- Mavis R. (White) Appleton, 89 years old of Leominster, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 in HealthAlliance-Leominster Hospital. She is survived by sons William B. Appleton, III and his wife Sherry of Amherst, John W. Appleton and his wife Diane of Charlton and Greg H. Appleton and his wife Jane of Templeton, daughter Susan A. Bartlett and her husband Thomas of Leominster, brothers Amos White of Gloucester, Owen White of Pennsylvania and Ted White of Florida, sister Anita White of Pennsylvania, 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years William B. Appleton, Jr. in 2002 and by her sister Kathleen Pulkkenin.
Mavis was born March 18, 1924 in Livermore Falls, Maine, daughter of Amos and Elsie (Richmond) White and had lived in Leominster for nearly 60 years. She graduated from Livermore Falls High School and was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran. Mavis had been a telephone operator for over 20 years, before retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Leominster.
APPLETON -- Funeral services and burial in Evergreen Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The HealthAlliance Hospital Guild, 60 Hospital Road, Leominster, MA 01453.The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on May 1, 2013