Ruth E. (Eppensteiner) White


Andover - Mrs. Ruth E. (Eppensteiner) White, a long-time resident of Andover and beloved wife of the late Cyril M. White, passed away peacefully at the Meadows in North Andover on Sunday morning, July 14, 2019. She was 95 years old.
Born in Rahway, N.J., she was the beloved daughter of the late William F. and Margaret K. (Connor) Eppensteiner. Mrs. White was a graduate of College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey, majoring in biology. She served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII, and later taught elementary school in New Jersey. She was also a substitute teacher in the Andover school system. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, playing bridge, and entertaining. She also loved playing her piano and reading. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
She is survived by her loving children, Denise M. White of Tewksbury, and Timothy M. and his wife Lynn A. White, and grandsons, Duncan and Aidan White of Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 20 Highvale Lane, Andover on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Visitation will be held in the church, prior to the mass, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, MA 01810.

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Alix and Jack Driscoll
Jul 19, 2019
Dear Denise and Duncan,
It was our privilege to call both your mother and dad "worth neighbors and trusty friends." So many times we shared snow shoveling projects, neighborhood news and chats about the politics of the day as we walked our dogs and visited them. Your dear mom joyfully left me with her mauve mums for my garden when she left Karlton Circle. It was our joy to know her and your dad and we mourn their loss.
With great sympathy,
Alix and Jack Driscoll, 11 Forbes Lane, Andover
The Slotnick Family
Jul 17, 2019
Ruth was such a sweet, fun person. we will always remember her kind words about our family and the treats she shared with our children. She will be missed.