Joanne E. White, 70, of Salem, MA passed away in the presence of loved ones after a brave battle with cancer.
Joanne is the daughter of Alessandra and the late James McSheffery and sister of the late Sandra Lavallee, all of Cambridge, MA.
An avid reader who enjoyed knitting and beach combing, Joanne is survived by her mother, Alessandra (Baia) mcSheffery of Cambridge, and four daughters, Dara Barth of Glenwood Springs, CO, Michelle LeJeune of Danvers, ma, Shannon White-Georges of Marblehead, MA and Jessica Fabrizio of Hamilton, MA. She was a loving grandmother to 9 grandchildren, Brandon, Hannah, Henry, Matilda, Cooper, Wesley, Eli, Reece and Ben. She also leaves behind her loving companion, dachshund, Lily.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation Friday, June 17th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St. Salem, MA. A memorial Mass will be held in Star of the Sea Church in Marblehead in July.
From the Family.....
Joanne Elizabeth White passed away on June 13, 2016 surrounded by those she loved.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of James and Alessandra McSheffery. She lived her life in Salem Mass. where she raised four girls, Dara, Michele, Shannon, and Jessica. She was the wonderful grandmother of Eli, Wes and Cooper Georges, Matilda and Henry Barth, Ben and Reece Fabrizio, and Hannah and Brandon Lejuene. She was always so proud of them all.
Their most cherished and favorite times were spent with Grandma/Nana/Noonie and included summer time in Rockport looking for sea shells at the beach, afternoons at her home in Salem running around her big yard with her dog Lilly, going to see the latest G-rated movie, and listening to her silly stories that would put a smile on everyone's face.
She will be greatly missed - she was not only a daughter, mother and grandmother who always displayed a huge and open heart but a true friend to a great many. She knew how to laugh, she was real and she was loyal. She took up knitting and created colorful socks, mittens and scarves to give to the people she loved. She will be greatly missed by her sons-in-law with whom she formed a special and unbreakable bond.
May her sweet soul resonate in all who knew and loved her. We feel so fortunate that she was a part of our lives, she gave us so much love. Our hearts will always be united with hers, she now lives within all of us.
Thank you Mom, for a wonderful life….your daughters, your son-in-laws, Lilly, your grandchildren and your friends……xo