Anna Elizabeth (Gifford) White

Anna Elizabeth (Gifford) White, age 90, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Ainsley Churbuck White with whom she shared 45 years of marriage.

Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Maxwell and Grace May (Hartley) Gifford. Anna was a 1945 graduate of Wareham High School and worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Town of Rochester Board of Selectmen until her retirement.

Mrs. White enjoyed baking her famous apricot pies and was a member of the Rochester Historical Society, the Rochester Land Trust, the Marion Visiting Nurses and the Salvation Army. She won numerous awards for her apricot pies at the Rochester Grange.

Survivors include: 3 children, Andrew White of Norton, Thomas White and his wife Elizabeth of Navarre, FL., Melissa Reda of Lanexa VA., Five grandchildren: Neil Reda, Paul Reda, Jami Mendoza, Timothy White, Deanna Gwin, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one brother, Maurice Gifford, a brother-in-law, Thomas White, a sister-in-law, Frances Dellavalle, her oldest and dearest friend Shirley Hartley and many nephews and nieces. She was the grandmother of the late Bethany Wright and was predeceased by 6 siblings: Maxwell Gifford, Margaret Sherman, Dorothy Buckman, Priscilla Savary, Cynthia Taylor and Barbara Lamy.

Private Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn Mortuary, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA. For tributes or online registration:

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