White, Sister Margaret (Sister Margaret Pauline), beloved Sister of Charity, Halifax for 74 years, entered peacefully into eternal life on March 30, 2023 at Elizabeth Seton Residence, Wellesley, MA. Devoted daughter of the late John J. and Pauline (Wolter) White, she was the youngest of seven children—Evelyn White Valzania, Pauline White O’Brien, Mary White Williams, John White, Eileen White Comeau and Richard White, all now deceased. She leaves 31 devoted nieces and nephews and their families, and her sisters in the congregation. Sister Margaret (Peggy) was missioned in both the Canada and the United States throughout her time in ministry. She was, first and foremost, an educator and loved teaching grades three through eight, beginning at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Staten Island, New York and Holy Savior School in Westmont, New Jersey. Sister Margaret was then missioned to Saint Agnes School, New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Sainte Foy School in Quebec and Saint Theresa School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her last formal teaching assignment was Saint Francis of Assisi School in Medford, MA. Sister Peggy spent several years at Immaculate Conception Convent in Winchester, MA before retiring to Marillac Residence at Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley, MA. During her many years of service, Sister Margaret also taught religious education classes in several of the parishes. Her dedication as a Sister of Charity, Halifax was evidenced in the many ways she contributed to the life of her sisters in the various local communities in which she lived. She also had a strong social consciousness and, in her own quiet way, worked to bring about greater awareness of critical social justice issues. A wake and prayer service will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at Mount Saint Vincent, 125 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA at 9:30 am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham, MA immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sister Margaret White may be made to the Sisters of Charity Retirement Center, 125 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.
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