Margaret Mary Pilley White

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BRUNSWICK - Margaret Mary Pilley White, 102, of Baribeau Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home.She was born in Belfast on Oct. 15, 1916, the daughter of Calvin F. Pilley and Mary Josephine Maroney Pilley. She was a 1934 graduate of Crosby High School in Belfast, Knox County Hospital School of Nursing and Maine Children's Hospital of Portland, Maine in 1937.Margaret worked in private duty nursing in Rockland and worked at hospitals in Rockland, Gardiner and Portland.On Aug. 12, 1938, she married Leon Richards White, he died Jan. 1, 1994. She lived in Rockland until 1942. During her husband's World War II service years, she lived in Belfast, Alabama and California with her daughter, Jo Anne, coming back to Rockland after the war. A lifelong Catholic, she attended St. Bernard's Catholic Church of Rockland and was a member of the Daughters of St. Bernard. She was a member of Knox Hospital Alumni Association and Knox County Nurse's Guild for several years. She served as treasurer of Knox Hospital Alumni Association for five years. Margaret was also a member of Maine State Nurses Association.In 1955, Margaret moved to Brunswick when her husband became Assistant Security Chief at BNAS. After her husband retired, they moved to St. Augustine, Fla., living there for five years. In 1984 they moved back to Maine and became Topsham residents.She attended St. Charles Borromeo Church where she served as organist for many years and was the organist at the BNAS Chapel for two years. She was a member of the National Association of pastoral musicians for several years.In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also predeceased by a brother, John M. Pilley in 1943, who died in the Solomon Islands serving in World War II. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Nay in 2002.Surviving is a daughter, Jo Anne White Quittmeyer and her husband, George of Brunswick; four grandchildren, Laura M. Nay of Bowdoin, Stanley E. Nay of Bowdoinham, John B. Nay and his wife, Dianne, of Gray and Michael P. Nay of Brunswick; five great-grandchildren, Ashlee James, Karina Nay, Jeffrey Nay, Allison Nay and Jody Nay. Three great great grandchildren, Sophia, Odin and Elliana.The family would like to thank the staff at Thornton Hall Assisted Living for the outstanding care and compassion provided during the time Margaret resided there.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church - All Saints Parish, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. There will be no visiting hours. A reception will immediately follow the mass in St. Charles Parish Hall. Interment next to her husband, Leon will be held in the spring in the Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta.Arrangements are by Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick where memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.comMemorial donations may be made to:Catholic Charities MaineP.O. Box 10660Portland, Maine 04101-6060

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Stetson's Funeral Home
12 Federal St
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-4341
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 5, 2019
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