White, George

March 18th, 2011

George H. White, age 84, of Wilmington, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington following a brief illness.

Born on August 28, 1926, in Woburn, MA, George was the son of the late John A., & Georgeanna R. (Sanderson) White. George was a long – time resident of Wilmington having lived in his family home on Glen Road since 1932.

George graduated from Wilmington High School in 1944 and went on to graduate from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 1948. After college, George enlisted in the US ARMY in 1950 and served his country during the Korean War. After returning from the ARMY, George went to work as a Payroll Manager for the Boston Gas Company and continued to work there for forty-seven years until he retired.

George was a quiet guy who loved nature, gardening, and working outdoors. He enjoyed hiking with family and friends, tackling Mount Washington on one occasion with his dad and brother. He also enjoyed spending time and tinkering around at his farm in Hudson, NH. George had a passion for big trains and he knew everything about them. He preferred them as his mode of travel because he didn’t like to fly. George was a member of the Mystic Valley Railway Society as well as several other train groups.

George was a communicant of the Wilmington Congregational Church for many years, he was active at the Wilmington Senior Center, and was a 32nd Degree Mason at the Friendship Lodge in Wilmington.

George was the beloved brother of John A. White of Wilmington, Charles H. White of Wakefield, NH, the late Violet V. Wood, Robert S. White, Ernest E. White, and Richard White. George is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, for visiting hours on Friday, March 25th from 3p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, March 26th at 11:30 a.m. at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

Donations may be made in George’s name to the Shriner’s Hospital, 51 Bloom Street, Boston, MA 02114.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “White, George”

  1. Judson Miller says:

    Dear John, Liz, Eric, Michelle and all the White Family…

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences and sympathy.

    I am very sorry for your loss.


    Judson (JW), Kelly, Tim, and Connie Miller

  2. Stacie Murphy says:

    R.I.P. Mr. White. You were such a hardworking man, keeping your yard so nice.

  3. David Raymond says:

    My sincerest condolences to Charlie, John and the entire White family on your loss of George. May all the happy memories of him always remain in your hearts.

    David Raymond Rochester NH

  4. Tom, Rita, Christopher & Marissa says:

    We send our condolences to you, your father and your entire family.
    We are sorry for your loss.

    Tom, Rita, Christopher and Marissa

  5. Ann, Harlow and Bobby says:

    We mourn the loss of George with you. I remember George from when I was a child many years, and at John and Liz’ wedding over 50 years ago. We especially enjoyed seeing him at Thanksgiving with Eric, Michelle and Jocelyn and hearing about his trips and his house in New Hampshire.

    I have never known brothers who were as close as George and John on a daily basis.

    Ann, Harlow and Bobby

  6. John, Christina, Jonathan & Caitlyn says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    John, Christina, Jonathan & Caitlyn Pellerin

  7. Monteforte/Florencio Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the White family. Mr. White was a great neighbor always waving hi and always kept busy with his house and yard. We will miss seeing you in the neighborhood Mr. White God Speed.
    Your Neighbors on Glen/King.

  8. Rebecca Garside says:

    Our sincere condolences to your family yor loss. We were so sad to hear of his passing.
    I grew up on Speare Rd, in Hudson. As the story goes, told by my beloved “Miss Smith”, Mr White bought Marion Smith’s home in the 40’s and treated it with loving care for all the time he was there. Miss Smith was like a grandmother to myself and my sisters, Beth and Cathy. As a child, I remember Mr White coming to our house on Friday nights to pick up Miss Smith to take her out for a drive and shopping. He was such a gentleman, with a heart of gold. Miss Smith looked forward to her evening out each Friday night, be it for a drive or a trip to Thompson’s market.

    As an adult, I moved (with my family) back to Speare Road. We have horses, and loved to see Mr White on the weekends as he worked in his yard- always spectacularly tidy!! As we rode by, he would always offer our horses a treat and we would exchange hello’s and talk about the weather, the yard, his beautiful home.
    So dear to our hearts, is our memory of Mr White and his beautiful home on the hill that he so lovingly preserved. Our hearts go out to your family who has lost an incredible man who touched everyone with his infectious smile and gentle wave. I will never forget him, he will be dearly missed.

    Love, Becky Garside & the entire Field Family of Speare Rd.

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