Marjorie W.V. White, 89, Was Native of Edgartown

Marjorie Whiting Vose White, 89, of Canterbury Woods, Attleboro, died peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, July 10, at Epoch Rehabilitation Facility in Norton, where she was recovering from a fall she incurred on May 26 in her home.

Mrs. White was born in Edgartown on Feb. 10, 1916. She was the granddaughter of Mime and Julien Vose of Boston and Tower Hill and Benjamin and Anne Pease of Toms Neck Farm and Oak Bluffs and the daughter of Gladys Pease Vose Reid and Leroy Vose.

She was a graduate of Cushing Academy and Katherine Gibbs. During the late 1930s Marjorie and her friend, Drucile Bevin Vose, drove from Massachusetts to Seattle, Wash., where Drucile started working. Marjorie returned to the East Coast alone, by way of the Panama Canal. She married Graham Whitney White of Attleboro in May 1940.

Old timers may remember Graham and Marjorie sailing in the Lord Jeff, one of the cat boats of Edgartown, from Old Silver Beach to Edgartown. Mrs. White enjoyed skiing in Canada, New Hampshire and Vermont and ice skating on Bungee Lake.

Mrs. White worked at Wheaton College Library for 23 years.

She traveled before and after she retired to California and Puerto Rico to visit her daughter, and to Alaska, England and Scotland for holiday. She was active in Hope Chapter No. 41 Order of the Eastern Star, Friends of the Blind, North Attleboro Historical Society, Kalmia, Sturdy Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Roundtable of Attleboro and Central Congregational Church in Attleboro Falls. Mrs. White had been living at Canterbury Woods in Attleboro since December 1999.

Mrs. White was predeceased by her husband in 1984. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Jeffrey and Marilyn White of New Brunswick, N.J., and formerly of Edgartown; her daughter and son in law, Deborah and Thomas Holt of Tallahassee, Fla.; six grandchildren, Lars White, Edward White, Kristen White, Daniel Holt, Andrew Holt and Abigail Holt; her brother, Donald Vose of Edgartown; her stepsister, Mrs. Johnstone S. (Allison R.) Mackay of Pittsburgh, Pa., and her three cousins, John Lovewell of Edgartown, Virginia Besse of Vineyard Haven and Julien Weston of Boston.

Calling hours will be Friday, July 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dyer Funeral Home on Commonwealth avenue in Attleboro Falls. The funeral will be Saturday, July 16, at noon at the Central Congregational Church, 115 Commonwealth avenue, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Friends of the Blind, Health Care Options, Martha's Vineyard Community Services or a charity of one's choice.