May 5, 1931 - April 22, 2022
Carolyn A. White died Friday, April 22, 2022, shortly before her 91st birthday at Loudonville Assisted Living Residence, with her loving family at her side. Carolyn was born on May 5, 1931, in Pittsfield, Mass., to the late Paul J. and Katherine Starr Coughlin. She was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, class of 1949. She received her nursing degree from Union University School of Nursing in 1952. She met her husband, Albert M. White, on a blind date arranged by friends. They were married on June 18, 1955, and settled into the White house on Nina Drive in Colonie, which was the White homestead for 63 years. Carolyn graduated in 1974, from Oneonta College with a Bachelor of Science in Education which she attended in summers and took evening courses at Russell Sage to obtain her School of Nurse Teacher certification. Carolyn worked at Albany Medical Center Hospital after graduating from nursing school. She then became the quintessential wife and stay at home mother of the 1960's to her six children. When her youngest child started school she began her career with the City of Albany School District as a school nurse teacher at Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Angels and St. Casimir's for 20 years until 1992, when the district did away with school nurse teachers. Carolyn was very involved at Albany College of Pharmacy where her husband, Dean Albert M. White, worked for 47 years. She was always an active member of her parish at Our Lady of Mercy and then Christ Our Light Catholic Church when O.L.M. closed. Although Alzheimer's took its' toll on her the final years of life, Carolyn still would come up with a timely quip that would make her family feel blessed for all the time they got to spend with her. Carolyn's family would like to thank each and every staff member at Loudonville Assisted Living Center Enhanced Unit for the past four years of love, care, compassion and support. Carolyn is survived by her children, Timothy J. White, Megan White Mastrianni (Benedict), Brian P. White (Bonnie), Patrick A. White (Christopher Foster) and Daniel C. White (Maribeth); her grandchildren, Alexander Mastrianni (Samantha), Conor White, Emma White and Aidan White; her step-grandchildren, Brian Mastrianni (Ashley), Christopher Mastrianni (Erin) and Jessica Bernstein (Marc); eight great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mary O'Brien (Robert) and Paula Byrdy (Harold); sisters-in-law, Carmen Coughlin and Linda Shedd; numerous nieces and nephews survive. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband, Albert M. White; her son, Michael J. White; her parents, Paul J. and Katherine Coughlin; her brothers, David Coughlin, James Coughlin (Marilyn), Thomas Coughlin, Michael Coughlin; and sister, Jean Bushey (George); her inlaws, Maurice White (Freda) and Kevin White (Geraldine). Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Carolyn's family Tuesday, April 26, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Please enter the funeral home from the rear parking lot entrance only. Carolyn's funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, Loudonville, N.Y. The Rite of Committal will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, N.Y. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Albert M. and Carolyn White Alumni Scholarship Fund, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 106 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208-3492.
Carolyn A. White died Friday, April 22, 2022, shortly before her 91st birthday at Loudonville Assisted Living Residence, with her loving family at her side. Carolyn was born on May 5, 1931, in Pittsfield, Mass., to the late Paul J. and Katherine... View Obituary & Service Information
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