Mrs. Patricia Jane White

February 7, 1937December 12, 2012
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Mrs. Patricia Jane White, age 75 of Potsdam, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at her residence while under the care of her family and the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 15th at 10 am at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, N.Y. with Msgr. Robert Aucoin celebrant. Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 14th from 4-7pm. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam, NY Contributions in her memory can be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. Patricia is survived by her husband Thomas Robert White Sr.; her sons David (Karen) White, Jeff (Sue) White, Thomas (Michelle) White Jr., and Terry White and companion Leanne Frediel; a daughter Anne (Joe) Ward; brother Roscoe Hale; sisters Sally Beamish, Geraldine Lawrence and Evelyn Dwyer; 12 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Lloyd and William Hale; sisters Barbara Perry, Virginia Slack, Dorothy Washburn, Alma Beaudin and Beatrice Podgurski and a step grandson Joel Ward. Patricia Jane White was born February 7, 1937 in Potsdam, NY to the late Roscoe Hale and Jennie Thompson. She was a 1955 graduate of Potsdam Central High School. On May 14, 1955 in the Rectory at St. Mary’s she was married to Thomas Robert White. She worked for New York Telephone Company for a few years. She then turned her focus to her family. Together they raised 5 children. Patricia and her husband built their first home in West Potsdam, residing there until 1978 and then moving to Potsdam. They also built a camp in Hannawa Falls in 1968 and enjoyed many summers there with their children. Pat and her husband also enjoyed traveling with their motor home before buying a home in Florida for winter use. She was a very generous person. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved crocheting, knitting and quilting items for her family and friends. She also had a lifelong very close friend Joyce Whitney. Patricia was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church and for years she helped out on the Election Committee at the High School. . Online condolences can be sent


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012

Mrs. Patricia Jane White

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Connie Curtis

December 14, 2012

Tom & Family,
We wish you peace and loads of love at this very difficult time. Pat was a great person. We will keep you in our prayers.

Connie Curtis and Dan Jacob

December 14, 2012

I'll always remember Pat and her homemade doughnuts from her kitchen in West Potsdam. My sympathy and condolences.
Bill and Karola Hart (Montreal, QC)

Robin & Steve Barkley

December 14, 2012

Our thoughts are with you god bless

Laurie and Tink Russell

December 13, 2012

Thoughts and prayer are with all of you. Laurie and Tink Russell

Tammy Robar Day

December 13, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

Chip Jane Christy

December 13, 2012

We are sorry to hear of your loss,our thoughts and Prayers are with you .Pat will always be special to me she treated me like one of her own God Bless you Tom Sr. And family. RIP Pat.

Jim and Mary Jo Beamish

December 13, 2012

Uncle Tom and Family-So sorry to hear of Aunt Pattys death.Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Connie Bartlett

December 13, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Connie (Blanchard) Bartlett

Mary Harris-Boyer

December 13, 2012

My heart goes out to the family at this difficult time. I have spent quite a bit of time at Pat and Tom's, I always enjoyed their company. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace.

Lori Palumbo

December 13, 2012

Peace and Strength during this difficult time.
Lori Ford Palumbo
Spring Valley Ohio