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White, Marie, passed away at home on July 14, 2008 after a long illness. She was the widow of Stanley John White and was predeceased by her sisters, Joan Clare Bonney (Date of Death November 22, 2007) and Jeanne Vellia and her parents, Gertrude and Roy Vellia. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Jeanne Bonney, Laurie Bushey, Robert Bonney and James Bonney and their children, Conor, Christopher and Cormac, Tyler, Ryley and Dylan, Erica and Kerry and Sierra and Alex. Marie was originally (and proudly) from Brooklyn, New York, having first come to Florida in 1952. She and her husband, Stanley, bought their Lauderdale-by-the-Sea home in 1965, where she retired fulltime to in 1982 after 38 years at McGraw Hill Publishing Company. Marie considered it a privilege to be a resident of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, "The Prettiest Little Town in America" and devoted the past 26 years to the LBTS community. She considered it an honor to reside here and to be part of the town. She faithfully attended town council meetings and during this past year when she was too ill to leave her home, she watched them on television. She was a tireless and enthusiastic volunteer in LBTS and at Holy Cross Hospital. Whatever the event, Marie was a dynamic presence, particularly if it involved children. She always volunteered at the Town's Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Party, Fourth of July Parade and for everything LBTS. Among her many volunteer activities, she was the founder of the Marie White Santa's Coming to Town Party, which is now an annual event, she patrolled every Friday night with the LBTS Citizens On Patrol, was a member of the Kiwanas Club and a supporter of the LBTS Volunteer Fire Department, to name just a few organizations. In 2003, The Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea dedicated the beach portal at EL Mar and Palm Avenue to Stanley and Marie White in honor of their years of service to the Town. Marie loved the portal and spent many hours sitting on its bench as she enjoyed her beloved beach. Marie was a diehard fan of The Village Grille in LBTS, considering it "her" restaurant and home away from home, especially on Friday nights. Her idea of a home cooked meal was a grilled cheese sandwich or a chicken parmigiana from "The Grille." The family will recieve friends in the funeral home Friday, July 18th. from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 19th. at 10:00 a.m. in Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 South Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL with interment at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangments by Baird Case Jordan Fannin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 4343 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954) 492-4000. Donations in memory of Marie White, in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Volunteer Fire Department, 229 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308, the Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 4501 Ocean Drive Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308, or to Holy Cross Hospital, 4725 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.

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Published in Sun-Sentinel from Jul. 17 to Jul. 18, 2008.
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July 18, 2008
Marie was a special person and was always there to greet us when we visited our family. Our children always looked forward to seeing her when we arrived. Marie will be missed by everyone.
Wayne & Jan Murray
July 18, 2008
Dear Family, We want to extend our sincere condolences to you all, it was a long struggle for Marie but now she is with her love, Stanley. She was a good "ole" girl and we all loved her dearly. I was proud to be her "Partner" and ride with her in the "COPS" program, I used to kid her ,about "parking" with her. She was definitely one of a kind and " a most unforgettable person". She will be missed by all. John and Kaye Yanni
John Yanni
July 17, 2008
Our sympathies go out to the family members of Marie. We knew Marie and Stanley since the early 80's when we used to visit the grandparents. To say the least, she was a very unique lady. She will be sorely missed by any one who ever had a chance to really know her. Leisure by th Sea will never be the same without her - she was such a vital part of the community. The yearly July 4th parade was one place where you could always count on seeing Marie waving to the crowds. Whether sitting on the beach, talking with fellow residents or doing her different types of community work in LBTS, Marie made a lasting impression on all those she met. She will be remembered as a very giving person, one of a kind.
The Frankenfield Family (Jan, Jeff, Jason, Jarrod and Jorden) - fellow Leisure by the sea residents.
Jan & Jeff Frankenfield
July 17, 2008
The Board of Directors fromn South Leisure by the Sea sends our sincere condolences to the family. We have so many fond memories of Marie, who has been such a pillar of our community for so many years. We will miss her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Board of Directors South Leisure by the Sea
July 17, 2008
I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER MARIE AS A GOOD PERSON AND A GOOD AND DEAR FRIEND OF MY FATHER, AFTER THERE SPOUSES PASSED AWAY, THEY BECAME CLOSE AS FRIENDS AND DID MANY THINGS TOGETHER, MARIE WAS ALSO CLOSE TO MY DAUGHTER AND WIFE, SHE WAS ALWAYS A TREAT TO TALK TO AND BE WITH, I WILL SURELY MISS HER
PETER DUNN
July 17, 2008
You can’t think of Lauderdale By The Sea and not think of Marie. We knew her for over 25 years and she had a heart of gold. Marie was always there with her smile and her colorful way of dressing that would always put a smile on your face in return. She told you what she thought and you always knew where you stood. She was the first one to volunteer her time to our community and set a great example to others with her caring for children. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family; you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Know that she will truly be missed.
Sunny & Bernie Eckhardt
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