James Douglas White

June 6, 2007

U.S. Veteran

US Army National Guard

Korean War Veteran

J. DOUGLAS WHITE – in Woburn, June 6th. Beloved son of the late Malcolm and Edna Mae (Neville) White. Devoted brother of Donald B. and his wife Ellen H. of S. Dartmouth, Richard A. and his wife Marcia of Needham, dear brother-in-law of Florence White of FL and the late Malcolm S. White II. Lovingly survived by 14 nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the First Baptist Church, corner of Winn and Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, June 8th at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. At the request of the family there will be no calling hours. Donations may be made in Mr. White’s memory to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 3 Winn Street, Woburn MA 01801. Arrangements under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

OBITUARY

J. Douglas White passed away quietly at his residence on Wednesday, June 5th. The beloved son of the late Malcolm and Edna Mae (Neville) White, he was seventy-nine years old. A lifelong resident of the city, “Douglas” as he was affectionately known by all, was raised in the Salem Street area and educated in the Woburn Public Schools. Following high school he began working at the Choate Memorial Hospital, where he remained over the next forty years. He was an integral part of the Maintenance Engineering Department there and took great pride in his work.

Douglas was a man of tremendous generosity and kindness. Being the people person that he was, he liked nothing better than a good conversation when he would see you. While working at the Choate Hospital, Douglas came in contact with many, many people with whom he would offer his assistance in any way that he could.

He had an affinity for Maine. That was his place to travel, relax and enjoy. His time spent in Maine often times included trips to all the different lighthouses and also those on the eastern seacoast. He was a fine collector of lighthouses and had great knowledge of them all. He also enjoyed the arts and would travel to Boston monthly for years attending plays.

In his later years he took up residence at New Horizons at the old Choate Hospital. He spent many happy times there devoting himself to planting and maintaining the flowers in the spring and summer. When winter would arrive and the snow fell, Douglas was right out there decorating the front entrance, constructing snowmen. He was also an avid sportsman, following all of the Boston and New England teams.

His family was his world. His brothers, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews were all an integral part of Douglas’ life. They spent wonderful times together, sharing in all the family activities and holiday celebrations.

The First Baptist Church has always been special to Douglas. He started there at a very young age and continued throughout the years, and for many of those years he served as a Deacon.

In addition to his parents, Douglas was predeceased by his brother Malcolm S. White II.

He is survived by his brothers, Donald B. White and his wife Ellen H. of S. Dartmouth, Richard A. White and his wife Marcia of Needham, and dear sister-in-law Florence White of Florida. Lovingly survived by 14 nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the First Baptist Church, corner of Winn and Main Street, Woburn on Friday, June 8th at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

At the request of the family there will be no calling hours.

Donations may be made in Mr. White’s memory to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 3 Winn Street, Woburn MA 01801.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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