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Robert F. White, Sr.

September 10, 1940 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 79)


Robert F. White, Sr.

Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend;


Robert F. “Bob” White, Sr., 79, of Pelham, New Hampshire passed away peacefully at his son John’s home on Saturday January 11, 2020 in Pelham with his loving family by his side.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 10, 1940, a son of the late Roland E. and the late Josephine (Riley) White, he was an 11th Generation Mayflower descendant.

Bob attended Brighton schools and was a graduate of Brighton High School in the Class of 1957.


A veteran of the U.S. Army, Bob proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.


Prior to his retirement, he was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service for over 38 years in Boston.

A passionate historian, Bob was a member of the General Society of Mayflower descendants and the Winslow Heritage Society.

An avid bowler, he volunteered for the Pelham Police as a crossing guard in Pelham for many years.


Bob is survived by his two sons Robert F. White, Jr. of Revere, MA and John J. White and his wife JoAnn of Pelham, NH; his daughter Marie Elena Chapman of Gardner, MA; five grandchildren Catherine M. Mesquita and her husband Douglas, Elena M. Chapman, Patricia M. Chapman, McLellan F. White and Devin F. White; two great grandchildren Aliyah and Julian; a brother Richard White and his wife Ruth of North Chelmsford and his beloved cat Ginger.


He was also the brother of the late Josephine Walsh and the late Frankie White.


Friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME 11 NASHUA RD. in PELHAM from 10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Friday morning January 17, 2020 followed by his Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 12 Noon. His burial will follow at the Gibson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Pelham Good Neighbor PO Box 953, Pelham, NH 03076. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.

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January 17, 2020

10:00 AM to TBD
PELHAM (Gibson Cemetery)

Funeral Service
January 17, 2020

12:00 PM
PELHAM (Gibson Cemetery)


Pelham Good Neighbor Fund
P.O. Box 953, Pelham NH 03076

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