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Marie A. (Dion) White

Marie A. (Dion) White, 83, wife of the late James E. White, passed peacefully in her home on Tuesday March 13, 2018.

Born in Salem on October 12, 1934, she was the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Maidment) Dion. She graduated from Beverly High School with the Class of 1952 and went on to attend Endicott College. Marie worked for the Ipswich School System Administrative Office for thirty-eight years. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Jim and their family at their summer camp in Bryant Pond, Maine. Her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren, bird watching and her gardens, and was said to have the ability to grow flowers out of rocks. In her more recent years Marie was overwhelmed with the joy of playing with her many great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Jeffrey J White of Kennebunkport, ME, two daughters, Wendy A Wilson and her husband Richard of Laconia, NH, and Kathy W Gallant and her husband Richard of Ipswich, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a sister, Alice D Colbert and husband Donald of Beverly, and many nephews, nieces  and  cousins.

She was the sister of the late Shirley Hansbury and her husband John Hansbury, both formerly of Plaistow, NH.

A visitation will be held Thursday, March 22, from 3 to 4 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by  her funeral service at 4 pm. Family and friends are respectfully  welcomed. Memorial Contributions in her name may be made to the Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry, 28 Rear Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.

 

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