OBITUARY

Marie E. Whitehouse

December 1, 1939October 5, 2020

Marie E. Whitehouse, 80, of Norwood, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of October 5, 2020.

Marie was born in Darlington, England, and emigrated to the United States many years ago. She resided in Randolph with her beloved Mum, Ethel. When Marie retired from State Street Bank, she moved to Lenox Station in Norwood, where she enjoyed an active social life and made many friends.

Marie was predeceased by her parents and by her sister, Anne Kaizer. She leaves her nieces, AnneMarie Clark and her husband Ron, Cathleen Brown and her husband Jay; nephew, Edward and his wife Mary and their children, Charlotte and Sam; and her loyal English Group. Marie was loved by her dear friends, Freda Barker and the lads in Darlington, England.

Funeral services and interment at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington will be held privately.

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Peter-Sandy Meggison

October 14, 2020

Marie was a beautiful, joyous part of our lives for over 40 years and we shall miss her dearly. She and her mum, Ethel, befriended us as young newlyweds and warmly invited us into their hearts and home over 4 decades ago. Throughout the years Marie and Ethel became like part of our family and we spent many happy hours gathered around the piano being entertained as they sang renditions of hilarious old British pub songs and beautiful Catholic hymns alike. Our times together were always filled with music, laughter and jokes. Marie was a gifted and born storyteller and could keep everyone spellbound with tales of her home in Darlington, England, or reciting poems and stories memorized by heart. We thank you for your life, Marie, and wish you rest and peace — and may an Angel guide your feet. Love, Peter and Sandy

Ian Barker

October 9, 2020

Anyone that knows the family, knows our links and times in Boston with Marie and her mum; Ethel. We have shared our lives from when I was a teen and I am truly blessed they have both been a major part of my life's journey.
My goodness me, we used to laugh. Anything and everything, if it wasn't at first something mum was telling dad not to do, usually insitgated with the words from Ethel "fancy a beer Gordon?" Later on in life, we would reminisce and laugh all over again. This is the Marie I prefer to remember.
My wife and I got to see Marie last about 3 years ago during a stop in the US. We were lucky to spend some days with her in Norwood, other days alas were as visitors to Boston Hospital.
Our first full day there, she asked us to drive her to the hospital in her car. "It's easy" she said. It was...in the daylight. We dropped her off at 9pm. No GPS, no road maps and we had only travelled to Norwood by train twice. We made it back eventually and after sharing our experience with her the next day, we were able to hear that hearty laugh again from Marie, despite the surroundings and circumstances...and now my screen blurs as my eyes begin to sting as reality sets in.
Such is this year, it's not so practical to jump on a plane, but I know she would understand. Such is faith. God bless Marie, kiss your mum and stop her giving dad beers. I will miss you xxx

Peter Barker

October 9, 2020

Marie shall be sorely missed: she has been a stalwart friend to my mum.
Always keen to join in & offer her opinions, often rounding off with her infectious laugh. Our Xmas's shall be diminished without her presence.

The world is a lesser place with the loss of such a generous spirited lady.

We hope you rest in peace. Peter, Chris & family

Freda Barker

October 9, 2020

Marie, I miss you already. We have shared so many happy and sad times together and put the world to rights. As young girls, did we think our friendship would last over 70 years? Words cannot express my feelings. God bless. Freda. X

John Barker

October 8, 2020

Such a pleasure to have known Marie. Always full of fun and fascinating stories. There was never a dull moment when Marie was visiting and we shared laughter and opinions over a drink or two. You will be sadly missed by the whole Barker family. X

Roz Blyth

October 8, 2020

Marie, you were always so interested in how everyone was and what their news was, you encouraged us all to reach for the stars and achieve our goals! We will always set a place for you at The New Years dinner table and reminisce of our happy times together!! Will have a wee whiskey or two for you! Roz, Justin, Thomas, Bethan and Milly x

Eileen Forsyth

October 8, 2020

Words cannot express the gap you will leave, our friendship has grown over the years, our fun travelling adventures, our late nights watching films and hours of “discussing” politics about he who should not be named! I am devastated I cannot be physically with you on your final journey, but tomorrow and every day you will be in my heart, love Eileen xxx

Joss Macqueen

October 7, 2020

A light may have gone from our lives for now, however the streets of heaven are brighter, they are filled with your wonderful laugh and the many many many stories you will have to tell with all those who have gone before you. You will never be forgotten by us, you will always be part
of our Scottish family and we will tell stories of you for years to come from high balls to steak pies, songs with pots and pans to name but a few, we love you always! Ian, Joss, Fraser and Iain,

Mairi Therese Forsyth

October 7, 2020

Marie was an amazing family member. Always there to listen. The memories we have from her visiting us in Dundee and our trip to Boston will always remain in my heart for ever. You will be missed and forever in our hearts

Love always
Mt and Nathan xxxx

Mary Coughlin

October 7, 2020

Marie lived in our building and was a funny, spunky lady. She will be missed. She was so fortunate to have Barbara as a true friend.

FROM THE FAMILY

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