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Robert M. White, 87

October 31, 2017


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Robert Manson White, 87, of Williamstown, Mass., died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center.



He was born in New Ashford, Mass., on June 1, 1930 a son of the late Forrest C. and Estella (Nichols) White. Mr. White attended the New Ashford One Room Schoolhouse and went on to graduate from Williamstown High School with the class of 1949. He was a veteran of the United States Army.



In his younger years, Mr. White worked on the family farm, White Dairy Farm, located in New Ashford. He went on to work for Sears, Roebuck and Company as a Division Manager in the Pittsfield office, where he was employed for over 40 years.



Mr. White was a member of the White Oaks Congregational Church in Williamstown and a former member of the Williamstown Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Williamstown American Legion, the Color Guard for Military Honors, the Williamstown Stock Club, as well as the Williamstown Sportsman Club.



Survivors include his wife Barbara (Pierce) White, whom he married on August 6, 1949, at the Williamstown Methodist Church. He also leaves a daughter, Terrie M. Traylor and her husband, Tom, of Clinton, Mass.; six grandchildren, Bobbiejo Bologna and her husband, Louis, Sarah Derby and her companion, Jason Moore, Darren Derby and his wife, Heather, Daniel Moniz, Cory Moniz and Valerie Santoro; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Cecile Love of New Ashford; as well as nieces and nephews.



He was predeceased by his daughter, Margaret "Meg" Derby, who died on February 15, 2005, as well as his brother Forrest White Jr.



Funeral notice: A funeral service to celebrate the life of Robert White will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA 01247.  Calling hours will be held the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.



Burial with military honors will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, Mass. Donations in his memory can be made to the Village Ambulance Service.




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Barb and Terrie, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have many fond memories of you all, I will keep you all in my prayers.
from: Mark Wildermuthon: 11-02-2017

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