Ann Elizabeth (Murray) White, 79, of Lowell, Jonesville, Williston, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a short illness on December 7, 2020. Born Ann Elizabeth Murray September 10, 1941 to Glenn and Doris (Farr) Murray in Barre City, VT, Ann grew up in Waitsfield on the family farm. She was the second born out of six children. She moved with the family in 1951 to Richmond where they built up the Murray Farm. She attended school at the Jonesville Academy and graduated from Richmond High School. After high school she started work at Kresge’s Department Store in Burlington where she met the love of her life Donald (Moose)White. They married in 1971 while living in Winooski but later that same year moved to Jonesville where they raised 3 children together until Don passed in 1990. Ann worked for a handful of places that included Kresge’s Department Store, Maternities Inc.,The DeGoesbriand Hospital, Digital and ending with 25 years at IBM where she retired in 2006.
Ann had manny hobbies which included gardening (her flowers and yard work were her biggest pride), woodworking, crafting, canning, farming, and spending as much time as she could with her family. Ann absolutely loved the holidays hosting many family dinners and get togethers. She was the kind, giving soul who would do anything for anyone at any time.
Her greatest passion though was her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who adored her more than anything.
Just before retiring from IBM Ann traveled to Italy with a group from work. It was the trip of a lifetime for her. She spoke of it often and wished she could go back.
She enjoyed watching home improvement shows and dreaming of projects she could do to her home. She was constantly redesigning one room or another, never sitting still.
She was well known by those close to her for her Swedish meatballs-they were the best! These were often requested at all of the family gatherings she hosted.
After retiring Ann joined the Beacon Light Grange in Richmond. She was with them for over 15 years. She was also a member of the Richmond Congregational Church.
Ann’s health started declining in the past few years causing her to have to sell her home of nearly 50 years. She moved to a wonderful area in Williston, VT called Williston Woods. She absolutely loved it there. She lived there for only a year and a half before she was unable to live on her own. Ann then moved to Lowell, VT to get 24/7 care from our angel Lois Callahan who was also caring for Ann’s son Donald, Jr. Unfortunately Donald, Jr. lost his battle with a long time illness just a couple weeks after she moved in.
Ann is survived by her children Anne-Marie (Lee) Dupere of Jonesville and Henry W. White and his fiancé Bonnie Baker of Fairfax; step-children Diana (James) Poirier, Mary (David) Ball both of Arizona, David (Judy) White of North Carolina, and Peter (Christa) White of Burlington. Also surviving are her siblings Russell (Alice) Murray, Shirley Ashley, Calvin (Carolyn) Murray, and Glenna (Bruce) Weiner; her grandchildren Kayla (Harvey) Mayo, Bradley Dupere, Macie (Steven) Whitaker, Destiny White, Nicholas White, Jacob White, Erica White, Hunter White, Amy (Jeff) Barnier, Michael (Andrea) Poirier, Chris (Kristen) Ball, Lauren Ball, and Jeremiah White, Morgan Cutter and Jimmy Bryce; great-grandchildren Kasey Dupere, Camden Whitaker, Harrison Mayo, Jaxx White, Meilani Ball, Elias Ball, Arianna Ball, Carmella Poirier, Alexandria Poirier, Isaiah Debono, Caleb Barnier, Cam Barnier, and we can’t forget her sidekick, her dog Precious.
She was predeceased by her parents Glenn in 1972 and Doris in 2005; her husband Donald Sr. in 1990, her son Donald Jr. on September 13, 2020, her infant brother Glenn Richard who died at birth.
A graveside service for Donald "Bufford" Carl White, Jr. who passed away September 13, 2020 and his mother, Anne E. (Murray) White who passed away December 7, 2020, will be held on Saturday, May 22, at 10:30 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Tilden Avenue, Richmond, VT. There will be a celebration of Life gathering at Mills Riverside Park in Underhill immediately following the service.
“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”
Cards of condolences maybe sent to Anne-Marie Dupere, P.O. Box 184, Jonesville, VT 05466 and Henry White, 77 Windtop Road, Fairfax, VT 05454. Contributions may also be sent to them.
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