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Gladys M. White

August 16, 2022

Gladys Marion White, RN, age 105, of Clayton, passed away August 16, 2022.

She was born in Williamstown, NY on July 9, 1917, daughter of Henry and Frances White. Gladys graduated from Williamstown Union School in 1935 and from St. Lawrence State Hospital School of Nursing in 1939. She was employed by a physician in Boston, MA for many years.

She had an innate desire to paint.. Her painting of John F. Kennedy was placed in the JFK Library in Dorchester, MA, but most of her paintings depict scenes from the past. She had a one man show in Boston, MA in 1993. Later, her paintings went on display in the Boston financial district where she received many accolades. Also, her paintings were on the cover of a local magazine in the South Shore area of Boston, MA.

Her retirement years in Clayton were a time of great fun as she enjoyed wonderful neighbors and friends. She will be missed.

She is survived by her niece, Kathryn Tabor and husband Randall; nephews James Rasmussen, John Rasmussen, Gary Booher and wife Sandra, Jeffrey Booher and wife Dorothy, Bruce White and wife Suzanne, and Bob White. She was predeceased by her two sisters Dorotha Booher and Louise Rasmussen; her two brothers, Harold and Howard White, both WWII veterans; and niece Martha Booher Smith. She is also survived by several grand nieces and nephews. She was a beloved aunt to all of them.

A memorial service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Monday, September 19, at 2:00 PM with Rev. Lisa Busby officiating. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gladys' name may be made to a charity of your choice in her memory.


#4 MILESCENT BARBINI 2022-09-15 12:37
God bless you Aunt Gladys. You are missed so much. Thank you for all the memories and laughs. I will cherish our stories as long as I live.
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#3 Michael Looby 2022-08-26 02:15
Gladys and Mimi Landgon were lived on Steele’s Point, Clayton for many years and became warm friends with a shared interest in art. I have the pleasure of Gladys’ company many times at the home of Mimi, my mother in law. We learned of Gladys’ death while literally at the cemetery for Mimi’s burial. With found and happy memories of a good and talented woman, my family extends its sympathy and condolences to Gladys’ family and surviving friends.
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#2 Patricia Mahoney 2022-08-20 14:57
I was very lucky to meet Gladys and I always enjoyed our visits at my dental office. She was charming and sweet and gifted me some of her prints including a framed one for the office of a nurse with patients . My mother who was born in 1925 and I visited her a couple of times and we really enjoyed our visits. She once invited and took our office staff out to dinner at the Clipper Inn along with a few of her friends. I also visited her precovid at the nursing home and she was as delightful as she had always been. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends for their loss. She was a very special lady and I will miss her and never forget our friendship. My condolences, Dr. Patricia Mahoney
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#1 Sue Streets 2022-08-20 11:25
To all the family, Gladys was such fun to be around and she could throw a good party or luncheon together and made it look easy. Always very encouraging people to follow up on their passions, like hers for painting. I have a small painting she gave me that I will cherish. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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