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Gerald "Gerry" R. White

Born: Sun., Jul. 6, 0194
Died: Wed., May 20, 2020

Funeral Service

Location: Private

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Gerald R. “Gerry” White, 79, of Lakeville, MA passed away May 20, 2020 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Persis A. (Dorr) White of 37 years.


Born July 6, 1940 in Middleboro, MA he was the son of the late Richard and Gertrude (Dupre) White.


Gerry was educated in Middleboro Schools and then continued into the U.S. Army and was a member of 101st “Screaming Eagles” Airborne Parachute Division, serving in Vietnam.

He was a lifelong resident of Lakeville and was owner and operator of Lakeville Auto Sales. He was also a former Selectmen in Lakeville and served on the Finance Committee, serving Lakeville for 18 years. Gerry was a member of Local 4 Crane Operators Union, and a member of the Lakeville Lions Club, Elks, American Legion and the Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and working in his garage re-building antique cars but most of all spending time with his grandchildren and family who he cherished. He was always willing to help others at any time and enjoyed leaving everything behind and relaxing at his 2nd home in Woodstock, VT.


In addition to his wife Persis he is survived by 4 children Barry G. White and his late wife Pamela of TN, David R. White of Lakeville, Jennifer Sayed and her husband Moin of TX and Nathan White and his wife Andrea of Nottingham, NH; 7 grandchildren Marwa, Bilal, Ibraheem, Muhammad, Oliver, Sydney and Lillian and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Rodney H. White.

Gerry was a highly respected and appreciated by the community and the Family would like to thank Dr. Toni Choueiri and his team at the Dana Farber Institute for the expertise and dedication.


Charitable donations may be made in Gerald "Gerry"'s memory to the following organization:

Dana Farber, Jimmy Fund

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Robert Friedman MD
   Posted Sat May 23, 2020
Gerry and his wife Persis are wonderful people and it was a privilege for me to have been their doctor for many years. My wife Donna and I will never forget Gerry and I hope to stay in touch with Persis. We are proud to be able to make a donation to Dana Farber in Gerry’s name and I am glad that I was able to personally meet his doctor from that facility.

Mary Cook
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
Persis, so sorry to learn of Gerry's passing.

Paul Winberg
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
Gerry was a wonderful soul. I always enjoyed his visits to my store. Always had a kind word and went out of his way to say hello.
My condolences to Persis - Nate and the family. RIP my friend

Karen Perkins
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
Gerry was a Man among Men! Barry and I had such wonderful times with you and Gerry, memories I will always cherish, dear Friend. God has a new Angel along side of him now. There will be no more pain and no more suffering. God bless you and your Family, Persi!

Mary and Mike Embelton
   Posted Fri May 29, 2020
So sorry to hear of Gerrys passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna Capozzi
   Posted Mon August 03, 2020
I just now heard of Gerry’s passing. I had known Gerry since he lived across the street from me. Persy so very sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathy to the entire White family. I know Gerry will be missed by all who knew him.

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