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Margaret F. “Peggy” (Furlong) White

Margaret F. White

Margaret F. White

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, February 14th, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Margaret F. “Peggy” (Furlong) White, who died on February 7th, at the Wm. B. Rice Eventide Home in Quincy. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, February 15th, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere at 10 a.m..  Peggy was born and raised in East Boston’s Orient Heights.  She attended Boston Public Schools until moving to Revere.  She was an alumna of Revere High School Class of 1929. Although,  she met met her husband, Edward R. White, Jr., in High School, it wasn’t until several years after graduation, when they both worked together at Suburban Electric company,they fell in love. They were married in Our lady of Lourdes Church in 1940. She and her husband began their family in Revere. She had three wonderful children,Edward III, Karen & Janet, which she absolutely treasured. Peggy led a very active and fulfilling life; she was involved in many groups and activities.  She was one of the founding members of the Immaculata Guild for Immaculate Conception School; she was a member of the Revere Women’s Club, The Smart Set as well a bridge player, where she would play with a select group of 12 girlfriends and played every Tuesday evening. Peggy also loved to go dancing on Saturday nights with her husband, then former Revere City Councilor and Mayor of Revere at the Knights of Columbus dances.  One of Peggy’s fondest memories of her long beautiful life was attending the Inaugural Ball for President John F. Kennedy in 1960. She worked in the Chelsea District Court from 1962 until retiring in 1981, during that time she became the Assistant Clerk of Courts for Chelsea District Court.  Peggy loved life, loved her family and loved people, she had an ageless spirit and people enjoyed her company.  She was the dedicated wife of: the late Edward R. White, Jr. of whom she shared 26 years of marriage with.  She is the loving mother of: Janet C Case & her husband Roy W., of Warrenton, VA, Edward R. White, III of Revere and the Late Karen A. White & her companion Arthur Argenzio of Revere.  She is the cherished grandmother of: Amy C. Jacky & her husband Thomas of Burke,VA,  David W. Case & his wife Donna of Silver Springs, MD,  Christopher R. White,   Edward R. White, IV both of Los Angeles, CA and Lisa White of San Francisco, CA.  She is the adored great grandmother of: Nicholas, Christopher & Margaret “Maggie” Jacky and Sean, James & Charlotte Case. She is the loving sister of : Robert Furlong & his wife Molly of Point of Pines, Revere and the late: Beatrice R. Furlong  & Thomas Furlong. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.  She is the survived by her oldest and dearest friend and bridesmaid Ethel (Ferretti) Toomey, whom she shares a friendship of over 90 years, and Two other very special friends  in Peggy’s life is  Diane DeSantis of Revere and the late Mary “Masie” McCarthy.  The family of Peggy would like to personally and publicaly acknowledge all of the nurses, staff and caretakers of the Wm. B. Rice Eventide Home, the care that you provide for their Mother was done with love and care, and it will never be forgotten and always appreciated. The interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wm. B. Rice Eventide Home, 215 Adams Street Quincy, MA 02169.  For more information & guest book visit


Visiting Hours

Friday, February 14th, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 15th, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church


Woodlawn Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wm. B. Rice Eventide Home, 215 Adams Street Quincy, MA 02169.

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  1. Carol & Bob Peecha
    Feb 15 2014

    Dear Janet,
    Wish we could be there with you today. Wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know how much your mom will be missed. Love to you all,

    Carol & Bob

  2. Elizabeth Coote Tracy
    Feb 12 2014

    Dear Janet, Roy, and family,

    My thoughts are with you all during this sad time. Growing up I always remember Peggy as full of life, always smiling, and such a kind heart. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

  3. Maryann Cintolo
    Feb 10 2014

    Janet, Roy, and Family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. She is now in a better place with your father. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you sweet memories of times spent together and the joy of her never ending love.

    Maryann Cintolo

  4. Paula M. Santamaria Jeffrey
    Feb 10 2014

    Dear Janet
    My deepest condolences on the death of your beloved Mother. I am so sorry that I can not attend the services. I am working at the Marblehead Garden Center at a florist and will be working this Valentine’s Day Weekend from 9am to 7pm on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday morning.
    Please know that I will be there is spirit for you. In the event that I do not have to work on Saturday I will try to attend the funeral Mass at St Anthony’s Church as it is across the street from my house on Stowers Street
    Your classmate
    Paula M. Santamaria Jeffrey

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