Priscilla W. White

1920 – 2009

LEWISTON – Priscilla W. White, 89, a resident Schooner Estates in Auburn, formerly of Lavoie Street in Jay, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Nov. 21, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

Priscilla was born on Sept. 15, 1920, in Jay, the daughter of Arthur and Laura (Bergeron) Brochu. She was a 1939 graduate of Jay High School. During her high school years, Priscilla played basketball, and their team came in second in the 1938 state tournaments. On May 19, 1941, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay, she married her husband of 36 years, Wilfred “Bob” White. They made their home and raised their family at Jay Village and later moved to Bear Pond in North Turner. Bob passed away on Jan. 28, 1978.

Priscilla was a homemaker and starting in 1961, she became the first school secretary to the principal at Jay High School, retiring in 1973. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church and a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed spending time with her family and Grammy Day. She also liked crafts, sewing, quilting and knitting.

She is survived by her son, Ken White of Jay; and two daughters, Sheila Friedman and her husband, Sidney, of Jay and Gail Gavigan and her companion, Vince Banaitis, of Rangeley; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bernice Coldwell of Connecticut and Theresa Pelletier of Colorado.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Laurent “Larry” and Gerald Brochu; and two sisters, Margaret Fournier and Muriel Maillett.

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