Obituary: Ruth White

Ruth A. White, a 60-year resident of Hull who recently lived in Hillsborough, N.C., died in the loving arms of her daughter, Robin, and caretaker and friend, Debra O'Day, on March 23. She was 93. Her loving granddaughter, Jennifer, was at her side for many of Mrs. White’s last joyful days. 
Mrs. White was married to Clarence “Carney” P. White of the Hull Highway Department for 65 years. She went to fashion design and art school in New York City, and was a Rockette in Manhattan in 1942. Until she was 83, Mrs. White worked at Talbots, Inc., Something Nice in Hingham, and was a master seamstress, working freelance for many great Boston-area designers. 
She made the world’s greatest apple pies for many establishments in the South Shore area, and was known far and wide for her gregarious sense of humor and upbeat spirit, despite all of life’s challenges. Her nickname of Mama Ruth was earned because of her unstoppable joy of life and love of children. To her last, her delightful disposition was contagious to all who knew her; even the hospice personnel enjoyed coming to see her most of all.
Mrs. White leaves her children: Ruth Malinowski and husband, Robert, of Stowe, Robert C. White of Scituate, Donald E. White and wife, Debbie, of Plymouth, Howard A. White and wife, Jean, of Maine, and Robin A. White and partner, Andrea Sutton, of Hillsborough, N.C. She is also survived by her grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. 
Services will be held at a later date, in conjunction with Mrs. White’s wishes. She loved animals and spent many days with them at HARPS (Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society). In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to HARPS, P.O. Box 94, Barrington, IL, 60010. She would love that. 
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