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Eleanor B. White

November 16, 2017

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Obituaries » Eleanor B. White

Eleanor B. White, of East Barre, passed away on Nov. 16, 2017, at Berlin Health & Rehab in Berlin, at the age of 95, after a sudden illness. Eleanor was born in 1922 in Montpelier. Eleanor was the eldest daughter of Clyde and Irene (Childs) Baird, of Moretown. She attended Moretown Village Grade School and graduated as salutatorian with honors from Montpelier Seminary, which is now Vermont College. Together, while young adults, she often sang in a trio with her two sisters and played piano for church-related functions and also at the State House for the Vermont Legislature during the time her father, Clyde Baird, was the Moretown, VT, legislative representative. After WWII, Eleanor married Richard White, of Montpelier, in 1946. Eleanor worked as a claims clerk for Vermont Mutual Insurance and Union Mutual Insurance companies in Montpelier. The majority of her years were spent at home in Montpelier raising her three children. Eleanor returned to the workforce after all had left the nest, and worked for the Montpelier School System at the elementary and high school. Survivors include her three children, Richard D. White, Linda Baird-White and Michael S. White; grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

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