Judith A.White
1940 - 2021
BORN
1940
DIED
2021
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Judith Allen White, of Littleton, Massachusetts, passed away on April 24, 2021 at age 81. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on January 14, 1940 she was the daughter of Richard and Lottie Allen. Judy graduated from of University of Massachusetts and earned her Masters of Education from Salem State University. She started her teaching career at Tewksbury public schools where she met her late husband, Alfred James White. After their marriage in 1966, she continued her teaching profession at Chelmsford public schools until her retirement. Judy was the Massachusetts recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 1988, after which she worked for the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation teaching other teachers throughout the United States. Following retirement, she continued working as a consultant and math editor. Judy considered herself a "hobby quilter" who took great delight in creating interesting quilts from fabric scraps. She completed more than 150 quilts that reflected her love of geometry, nature, and color. She spent many years as a member of the First Church Unitarian of Littleton and was a supporter of the Friends of the Library. Judy was predeceased by her husband Alfred James White. She is survived by her children Jennifer White of Sandown, NH and Paul White of Littleton. Judy is also survived by; her sister Deborah Gustafson and brother-in-law David Gustafson of Connecticut, her brother Richard Allen and sister-in-law Jean Allen of Northborough, MA as well many nieces, nephews, extended family, and long-time close friends. At her request there will be no services. Donations in her memory may be made to: American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Littleton. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.badgerfuneral.com.
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Published by Eagle-Independent from Apr. 29 to May 7, 2021.
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May God's promise found in John 6:40, of the hope to see our loved ones again, comfort your heart and give you peace, strength, and hope in the days ahead.
May 10, 2021
Judy, A wonderful, caring educator and a great mentor to me when I began my teaching career in Chelmsford. Her math mind and her love of teaching always shined brightly. Thank you for all your years of dedication and commitment to the teaching profession. It was an honor to call you friend and colleague.
Ann Swierzbin
Coworker
May 5, 2021
She was a woman with a sharp mind, and a wicked dry sense of humor. She sang a lovely alto in our church choir. One of her famous quilts hangs on my wall. She beat me in a Texas Hold Em tournament (all those math skills!) because she had a full house with 3 Queens, and I had one with 3 Jacks, and had foolishly gone all-in. She had a running bet about lottery tickets that no one won because, well, math. We spoke of her husband and his likely French Canadian ancestry because his last name was really LeBlanc. I had never met him, but could tell through her enduring love for him that he was a wonderful man. It was great that her heart was big enough to claim so many as family who were not blood kin.
Monica Pilman
Friend
April 29, 2021
Judy,
Our family always enjoyed spending time with you. You were always up for a fun game or math puzzle, and made a mean batch of baked beans! Your personality and quick laugh made you easy to be with. We have a quilt you made on our couch at home that reminds us of you frequently. Thank you for sharing your life and love with so many people.
Karen Allen
Family
April 29, 2021