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Barbara Grace (Connolly) White

January 14, 1932 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

WHITE, Barbara Grace Margaret (Connolly)  Of East Boston, September 6, 2021.  Beloved mother of Sandra and DiAnn White, both of East Boston.

Sister of Karen LoGuidice of Haverhill. Daughter of the late Phyllis M. (Lane) and Thomas F. Connolly.

Aunt of Cynthia Freeman of Haverhill, Susan LoGuidice of Chelsea and the late William Freeman. Grand aunt of Mary LoGuidice of Chelsea, Kristina and Victoria Freeman of Haverhill, great-grand aunt of Ethan Pinkerton.  Also survived by many "adopted" children.

Funeral from the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON Monday morning, Sept. 13, at 9.  Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 10 o'clock.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday, Sept. 12, 2- 5 PM.

Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Barbara was a program analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency, retiring in 2002. She was the president of AFGE-National Council #238 (the first woman to hold the post) as well as president of Local 3428, Region 1-EPA. She held both offices for 22 years.

Barbie was a constant presence in the lives of her daughters' friends as friend, chaperone for school events and an honorary "Mom". She was also an avid reader, fabulous cook and globe trotter.

In lieu of flowers donations in Barbara's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
September 12, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Magrath Funeral Home
336 Chelsea St
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
Monday
September 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
45 Brooks St.
East Boston, MA 02128

Interment following funeral service
Monday
September 13, 2021

Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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