Frank E. White

September 15, 1923March 10, 2019

Frank Elliot White, 95, of Orleans passed away peacefully on March 10th. He had been a resident at The Terraces in Orleans since last autumn. Frank is survived by his children Cheryl Dennison, Bruce White, Frank White, Caroline Jones and Heather Reed and their families. Frank was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, but raised in Brattleboro, Vermont. He graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1940 and began training as a radio-telegraph operator. When the United States joined World War II in 1941, Frank became a radio- telegraph officer on one of the merchant ships bringing supplies to Britain. While in Kingston-Upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England, he went to a dance at the merchant seamen’s club and met Carol Wilkinson. They fell in love and started courting, although Frank’s ship was not in Hull very often. They were married in Hull in March 1945 and had seventy three wonderful years together. Carol passed away in October 2018. They began their married life in Springfield, Massachusetts. Later, they moved to Branford, Connecticut, then to Tuckerton, New Jersey before finally settling on the Cape on 1961 when Frank started working at the RCA station in Chatham. In 1966, he decided to go back to sea and became a radio- telegraph officer on Esso oil tankers. He worked for Esso, which became Exxon, until he retired in 1983. He then ran a livery service for several years, mostly taking people to and from Logan Airport. Frank loved the outdoors, poetry, classical music, jigsaw puzzles, Great Britain and the autumn foliage of Vermont. He enjoyed his daily walks around East Orleans, always with a few biscuits in his pocket for any friendly pooches he met along the way. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. For online condolences, please visit .


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Mary McDermott

March 12, 2019

Dear Frank, Sylvia, and all the family,

Thinking of you in the loss of your dad. His strong will and independent spirit notwithstanding, he always needed your mom, and now he is with her again. Keeping all of you in my prayers.