Mary "Mary Jo" Josephine White
April 26, 1943 – July 15, 2020
Mary Jo White 77, a lifelong resident of Keene and Roxbury, NH, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Applewood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, NH.
Her parents, Michael and Marie (Gile) Chiovitti, welcomed their daughter into the world on April 26, 1943, in Keene. Mary Jo attended local schools and was a 1962 graduate of Keene High School.
For over 50 years, Mary Jo owned and operated the Spring of Fashion Beauty Salon in Roxbury, and was still working on occasion, at the time of passing.
Always wanting to be busy and enjoying all that life had to offer, Mary Jo participated in many activities including shopping, bingo, trips to the beach, camping, and traveling here within this country as well as in Europe. She was also a wonderful cook.
Mary Jo was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1413, and a lifelong parishioner of St. Bernard Church in Keene.
She will be greatly missed by many, especially her children, her two sons, Spencer White and his wife, Tonya, of Troy, NH and Morgan White and his wife, Heather, of Swanzey, NH; her three daughters, Angela White of Dover, NH, Giovanna Cunningham of Swanzey, NH, Bianca Jacobsen and her husband, Karl, of Winchester, NH, her grandchildren, David Arlen, Jessica White, Keegan White, Logan White, Cierra White, Bailey Marrotte, Madison Marrotte, Lydia Marrotte, Sydney Marrotte, Sylas Cunningham, Alexander Jacobsen, Olivia Jacobsen; five great-grandchildren; her brother, Peter P. Chiovitti of Winchester, NH; her step-children, Kevin White of Gloversville, NY, Ty White of Swanzey NH, Zane White of Westmoreland NH, Kit White of Savannah, GA, Cindy Davis of Westmoreland, NH; and nieces and a nephew and extended family members. Mary Jo was predeceased by her husband of over 40 years, Glenn White in 2008; and a grandson, Lucas White in 2017.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:30am in St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street, Keene. Burial in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Keene, will be private. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene. All those in attendance are required to wear facemasks and to maintain the physical distancing procedures currently in place. In addition, because of current procedures, we will require those coming to the calling hours to enter via the front entrance of the funeral home and exit via the side of the building after greeting the family.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Mrs. White’s memory to one’s favorite charity.
- Spencer White (Tonya), Son
- Morgan White (Heather), Son
- Angela White, Daughter
- Giovanna Cunningham, Daughter
- Bianca Jacobsen (Karl), Daughter
- David Arlen, Grandson
- Jessica White, Granddaughter
- Keegan White, Grandson
- Logan White, Grandson
- Cierra White, Granddaughter
- Bailey Marrotte, Grandson
- Madison Marrotte, Granddaughter
- Lydia Marrotte, Granddaughter
- Sydney Marrotte, Granddaughter
- Sylas Cunningham, Grandson
- Alexander Jacobsen, Grandson
- Olivia Jacobsen, Granddaughter
- Peter Chiovitti, Brother
- Kevin White, Step-son
- Ty White, Step-son
- Zane White, Step-son
- Kit White, Step-son
- Cindy Davis, Step-daughter
- Glenn White, Husband (deceased)
- Lucas White, Grandson (deceased)
- Marie (Gile) Chiovitti, Mother (deceased)
- Michael Chiovitti, Father (deceased)
- Mary Jo is also survived by five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and extended family members.
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Visitation and Celebration of Life
Thursday, July 23, 2020
A Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, July 24, 2020