Obituaries

White, Gladys L.

August 18th, 2011

Gladys L. White, 95, of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 14, 2011, at the Lahey Clinic, after a brief illness. 

 Born in Brockton, she was the beloved daughter of the Elvin and Lucy (Wilds) Marshall and the widow of the late Donald P. White.  Mrs. White was raised in Nova Scotia and had lived in the town of Digby for many years before moving to Summer Place in Chelmsford six years ago.  She also resided in Lynn for many years where she raised her two daughters. 

Mrs. White spent her life as a homemaker and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron of the Saint Mary’s Chapter in Nova Scotia.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, the many friends she had at Summer Place, handwork, reading, crossword puzzles, her church and Bible study and playing the piano.  She will be lovingly remembered for her kindness and generosity.

She was the loving mother Judith A. Peck and her husband Robert A. of Billerica and Gail Lowe Giannetto and her husband Tony of Wakefield.  Gladys was the beloved grandmother of Robert C. Peck of Tewksbury, Nancy E. Sousa and her husband Kenneth of Tyngsboro, Steven J. Peck of Dracut and Beth-Ann Lowe Marino.  Mrs. White leaves four great-grandchildren; Kenneth and Matthew Sousa and Andrew and Abigail Peck.  She also leaves her sister Rebecca of Belle Isle, Nova Scotia and her sister-in-law Charlotte White of Digby, and several nieces and nephews in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia. 

 A service of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 14 Treble Cove Rd., Billerica, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2011.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Gladys’ name may be made to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 14 Treble Cove Road, Billerica, MA  01862 or Trinity Anglican Church, 109 Queen Street, Digby, Nova Scotia BOV 1AO, Canada.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington.

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  1. Kevin Douglas says:

    Dear family, I am sorry for your loss. May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalms 34;18)

  2. Celia Menzia says:

    Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Your mother and my mother, Violet Menzia, were “tablemates” at Summer Place until Mom moved to Palm Manor last September; she passed away in November. I enjoyed having lunch and supper many times with your mother, and always enjoyed our conversations. She was a lovely lady, and Mom was blessed to have such a good friend and companion at mealtimes.

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