Norma Jean White of Cataumet died on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Falmouth Hospital. She was 69.

She was the wife of Peter White for 18 years.

She was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, the daughter of the late Richard and Alice (Silvia) Ferreira. For many years, Norma and Peter owned the Scottish Bakehouse in Vineyard Haven. Her love of baking continued on long after they sold the bakery and she took great pride in the many birthday cakes and Christmas treats she made for family and friends.

She was also a bird lover and could spend hours watching the many different visitors to her feeders. (She even tolerated Harry the Squirrel and fed him many treats.)

Norma is survived by her children: Gerald F. Maciel Jr. and his wife, Shaun, of East Falmouth; Timothy R. Maciel and his wife, Charlene, of Mashpee; Melissa J. Healy and her husband, Stephen, of Pocasset; Jameson M. Maciel and his wife, Rachel, of Lebanon, Ind.; and Corey T. Maciel and his wife, Bridget, of San Antonio, Tex.; her 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her siblings Delbie Ferreira, Ronald Ferreira, Sandra Healy, Judith Pachico, and Anthony Ferreira; many beloved nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews; and her first husband, Gerald F. Maciel Sr. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Richie Ferreira.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Red Stocking Fund of Martha’s Vineyard, Box 600, Edgartown, MA 02539. For more information visit