Winifred Kemp Waite

November 11, 2002

Winifred Kemp Waite – of Wakefield, November 11th, daughter of the late Marcus W. and Lillian V. (Kemp) Waite. Sister of William Henry Waite of Wilmington, Delaware and the late Leonard Stone Waite. Also survived by five nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Late legal secretary for Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar of Boston. Donations may be mde in Winifred’s memory to the Waite Family Scholarship Fund, c/o CSF of Wakefield, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY

Winifred Kemp Waite, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away in Woburn on Monday, November 11th, at the age of 86.

Born in Wakefield, she was the daughter of the late Marcus W. and Lillian V. (Kemp) Waite. She graduated from Wakefield High School with the Class of 1934 and continued her education at Katherine Gibbs School in Boston.

She worked throughout her career as a legal secretary, first for Withing, Cross, Park and McCann, a Boston law firm, and then for thirty years for Goodwin, Proctor and Hoar. She retired at the age of seventy.

Winifred was a member of Greenwood Union Church in Wakefield, the Kosmos Club, Wakefield Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society, and the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Stone Waite.

Surviving are a brother, William Henry Waite of Wilmington, Delaware, and five nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in Winifred’s memory to the Waite Family Scholarship Fund, c/o CSF of Wakefield, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880.

Arrangements are by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn

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  1. John Fitzgerald
    42 Old Nahant Road
    Sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing. My wife, loretta worked with her many years ago at Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar.
    Unfortunately , Loretta preceded Ms. Waite in death on October 11 at age 55.
    Again, my condolences.

  2. Ruth Sullivan Melley
    Gertrude Alfredson

    Sorry to learn of the passing of an old long-time friend and luncheon companion. May she be with God.

  3. Agnes Cotter Zingarella and Janet Zingarella Brillante, My mother Agnes graduated with Winnie in the Class of ’34. We visited her whenever my mother was up from Florida. It was a pleasure for both of us to spend time with a person as lovely as Winnie. She had a great sense of humor, she will be greatly missed.

  4. Susan McDonough
    I was sorry to hear about Winnie’s death. A gracious lady, she loved the town of Wakefield and was a joy to chat with. My Aunt Agnes was her school chum and life-long friend, and my cousin Janet introduced me to her. My late father, John Cotter, knew Winnie and one of her brothers. She invited me more than once to visit her at her house to talk about Wakefield history, and I regret not having done so. Since I teach at Wakefield High School, I would have enjoyed looking at her Wakefield High memorabilia. Please accept my condolences on the loss of a lovely person.

  5. Russell W. Cutter
    Jeannine L. Cutter
    226 Oak Street
    Wakefield, MA 01880

    Sorry to learn of the passing of Winnie. She will be missed. She always had asmile on her face and was great company. She was also generous in her support of charitable and social activities. May God bless her for that. I hope her spirit continues in those whose lives she touched.

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