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Marjorie Morrill Painter Whiting

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WHITING, Marjorie Morrill Painter Of Concord and Bedford died November 27th in her 101st year while listening to the last two pages of a book her daughter was reading to her. She was the beloved wife for 42 years of Whitfield Painter and for 7 years John Whiting of Wilton, New Hampshire. Both husbands predeceased her. She leaves three children; Nancy P. Criscitiello (Modestino G.) of Newton, MA, Margot P. Bixby (George H.) of Andover, MA and Whitfield Painter Jr. (Linda E.) of Concord MA, plus two stepchildren, John K Whiting III (Robin K.) of Bluffton, SC and Margaret W Redding of Winnetka IL. In addition she also leaves 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren and 14 grand step children, her sister Mary "Polly" Elwell Sands of Amherst, MA and 4 nieces and 9 nephews. Besides being one of the most amazing, fun loving, thoughtful, kind and generous persons, Midge, Grannie, Mum also loved both young and old and brought a smile to anyone she encountered always making a point to ask what they were up to. She was known for her racquet skills in the late twenties and early thirties playing at Wimbledon, winning several national tennis titles, ranked number two in the United States in 1930 and in the top ten in the United States in four other years. During her husband's sales career with Plymouth Cordage Company, Plymouth, MA, she helped move her family from Dedham, MA to Plymouth, MA, to Memphis, TN, to Milwaukee, WI, to Gates Mills, OH, to Philadelphia, PA, to Ladue and Creve Coeur, MO, to Winnetka, IL and finally to Weston, MA, never owning a home until the last stop. This enabled the family to meet numerous new friends, especially those who played tennis. In accordance with her wishes, a private family service will be held. Special thanks should be given to her caregivers in Concord and the extraordinary caring staff at the Carleton Willard Skilled Nursing Facility of Bedford MA. A charitable gift in her memory may be made to Mass Audubon, Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan 02126, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, 60 Island St., Lawrence, MA 01840 and Tenacity (a tennis instruction and academic enrichment program for intercity youth), 367 Western Ave., Brighton, MA 02135. For online guestbook and tribute visit: www.concordfuneral.com Concord Funeral Home Concord, MA 978-369-3388

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