Anna E. White
1927 - 2017
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Anna Elizabeth (Gifford) White, age 90, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Ainsley Churbuck White with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Maxwell and Grace May (Hartley) Gifford. Anna was a 1945 graduate of Wareham High School and worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Town of Rochester Board of Selectmen until her retirement. Mrs. White enjoyed baking her famous apricot pies and was a member of the Rochester Historical Society, the Rochester Land Trust, the Marion Visiting Nurses and the Salvation Army. She won numerous awards for her apricot pies at the Rochester Grange. Survivors include: 3 children, Andrew White of Norton, Thomas White and his wife Elizabeth of Navarre, FL., Melissa Reda of Lanexa VA., Five grandchildren: Neil Reda, Paul Reda, Jami Mendoza, Timothy White, Deanna Gwin, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one brother, Maurice Gifford, a brother-in-law, Thomas White, a sister-in- law, Frances Dellavalle, her oldest and dearest friend Shirley Hartley and many nephews and nieces. She was the grandmother of the late Bethany Wright and was predeceased by 6 siblings: Maxwell Gifford, Margaret Sherman, Dorothy Buckman, Priscilla Savary, Cynthia Taylor and Barbara Lamy. Private Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA. For tributes or online registration: www.waring- sullivan.com

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Published in The Sentinel - Marion from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2017.
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November 3, 2017
The members of Rochester Grange #257 send our deepest sympathies to all of Anna's family. She was our neighbor and our friend. Her pies were always a hit at our fair, often delivered hot from the oven for judging. We will miss you.
Rochester Grange 257
November 3, 2017
Anna, you will always be in our thoughts, a dear sweet lady who was always a joy to talk to and work with. I will always remember the laughs we had while researching old town cemeteries and wondering if the ground where we sat had poison ivy. Thank-you for your grape-nut pudding recipe and for your apricot pies.
Susan & Herbert LaFleur
November 1, 2017
mom, you were the best... mentor, friend and advocate. I already miss the sound of your voice in those long late night conversations when we hashed over all of the world's failings. I love you and miss you very much even now. AMW
andy white
November 1, 2017
Mom, you were the best... mentor, sounding board and best friend. Never judgmental, never harsh and always reasonable when we disagreed. I already miss those long late night conversations that we used to have and I miss the sound of your voice even now.
October 31, 2017
Our deepest condolences to the White family during this time of loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul & Nancy Connolly
October 31, 2017
Our deepest condolences to the White family during this time of loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul & Nancy Connolly
October 30, 2017
Aunt Anna....you will be missed. The only love you keep is the love you give away. You gave so much love. Your heart must be full. PEACE and LOVE TO YOU.
Marsha Harley
October 30, 2017
Our hearts go out to the White family in this difficult time. God bless.

Ken and Karri
Ken Grant
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