WOODSTOCK — Lynne Anne White, 79 died at home Tuesday, May 21, after a long illness.
Lynne was born March 12, 1940, in Jamaica, N.Y., the daughter of the late Hubert E. and Lillian A. (Mayer) White, and has lived in Woodstock for many years.
She went to St. Joseph’s School, graduating with honors. She then entered Manhantanville College and graduated with a BA in Liturgical Music and entered the Convent of the Dominicans in 1959. She graduated in 1969 from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital School of Practical Nursing and upon graduation worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City. She left the convent moved to Connecticut then enrolled at Quinsigamond Community College where she graduated in 1987 serving as president of her class. She also attended Worcester State College.
She worked at Harrington Memorial Hospital and Day Kimball Hospital where after two years she stayed at Harrington Memorial Hospital working for 19 years more years. During that time, she founded Haven of Hope Hospice where she worked for 10 years with the terminally ill.
Lynne leaves many close friends in the area. She was a longtime active member of Notre Dame Church (St. John Paul II Parish) where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector for many years. She was a member of the National Hospice Organization, Massachusetts Registered Nurse Association, Woodstock Senior Center, Northeast Concert Choir. She also was a volunteer for the N. E. Connecticut Hospice, and The Hole in the Wall Gang.