Leota White
Leota White

First Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Mulryan Funeral Home
725 Hebron Ave.
Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States

Service Information

11:00 am
Monday, February 25, 2013
St. James Episcopal Church
2584 Main St.
Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Leota White

Leota Virginia (Polk) White, 88, was given to the care of our Lord on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Lee was born in Bangor, Maine, on November 9th, 1924 to Ivy Gilpatrick and Hazen Polk. She graduated from the University of Maine, and went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Don, in 1946. In 1951 they moved from Bangor to Newington, Connecticut. In 1970 they moved to their lovely new home on Chestnut Hill Road in Glastonbury. Lee was a very active church member, first at Grace Episcopal Church in Newington and later at St. James Episcopal Church in Glastonbury, where she has many dear friends. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook who truly loved making beautiful quilts for her friends and family. And no one ever entered her kitchen without first stopping for a visit to the eternally full cookie jar. Leota also loved entertaining her family and friends at her summer home in Sedgewick, Maine. Lee was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Donald Stuart White, and her sister Priscilla Edgecomb. She leaves behind her brother in-law Gilbert White of Bangor, her sister in-law Geraldine White, her son David and his wife Lynn of Bristol, her son Donald Stuart Jr. and his wife Cathie of Hebron, and her daughter Barbara and her companion George Ducro of East Hartland. She also leaves six grandchildren, Kimberly Mearman and her husband Bill of Portland, Kristin and her husband Bill of Waterbury, Sarah Marek and her husband Rob of Bristol, Kaitlin, Lauren and Rachel White of Hebron, as well as six great grandchildren, and a multitude of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the loving caregivers at Manchester Manor. Friends may call Sunday, February 24th from 4 to 7 at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. A service will be held Monday, February 25th, at 11:00 am at St. James Episcopal Church, 2584 Main St., Glastonbury. Cremation will follow with the burial of ashes in the memorial garden of the church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capital Campaign, c/o St. James Church, Glastonbury or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718 or online at http://mda.org/ways-to-help.
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