Thomas C. White
BARRE CITY - Thomas Clayton White, 69, of Pine Street, passed away unexpectedly at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. His loving family had been at his side. Born on Oct. 4, 1947, in Barre City, he was the son of Clayton and Ellen (Fitzgerald) White. He attended elementary school at St. Monica Catholic School in Barre and was a graduate of Marian High School in the class of 1965. Following his high school graduation, he attended Johnson State College where he earned his bachelor's degree. On Aug. 30, 1969, he married his loving wife, Linda (Robar) White, in the St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut. They returned to Barre in 1977 and had raised their family in their current home since then. Tom worked for the federal government from 1969-1977 and for the state of Vermont from 1977 until his retirement in 2010. He was a longtime member of both the Genealogical Society and the Washington County Stamp Club. Following his retirement from state government, he enjoyed volunteering at the Restore in Barre. Throughout his life, Tom had many special interests, some of which included his love of history, collectables, his eBay business, hiking, going for walks, playing board games, doing puzzles and most importantly, spending quality time with his family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Survivors include his wife, Linda White, of Barre; a son, Clayton White, of Barre; his daughter, Cara Dickerman, and her husband, Jesse, of North Clarendon, Vermont; as well as 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a brother, David White, and his wife, Katie, of Ocala, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his two sisters, Dorothy Rees and Rosemary Normandeau. A memorial service to celebrate Tom's life will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions in Toms name may be made to the Vermont Foodbank at www.vtfoodbank.org . For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com .
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