Gerald L. "Jerry" White Print E-mail

Gerald L. “Jerry” White

Proud Lowell native.

Gerald L. “Jerry” White, 86, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, July 11th surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband for over 59 years of Martha A. (Miskell) White, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, MA, on March 26th, 1936, the son of the late Gerald M. and the late Margaret (Burke) White, he attended the Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1954.

Prior to his retirement after 46 years in the printing industry, Jerry worked as a Foreman for copy preparations at Sullivan Brothers Inc. and previously with the Courier Citizen. He was also a member of the Pressman Union, #109.

A longtime member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks, Jerry also loved Boston sports especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

Besides his wife, Jerry is survived by a son John L. White and his wife Danielle of Methuen, MA; two daughters: Ellen M. Ward and her husband David of Tewksbury, MA, and Julie A. Breen and her husband Thomas of Tyngsboro, MA; six grandchildren Ashleigh Elizabeth MacKenzie and her husband Stephen of Westwood, MA, John David Ward of Tewksbury, MA, Shannon Taylor White of Tewksbury, MA, Jared Colin Ward of Tewksbury, MA, Peter Gerald Breen of Tyngsboro, MA, and Molly Elisabeth Breen of Tyngsboro, MA; a brother Leo White and his wife Lynne of Lowell, MA; a sister-in-law Jeanne White of Houston, Texas.

Jerry is predeceased by his siblings Sister Marilyn White of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Robert E. White, and the nephew of the late Father Leo Burke.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his grandson John David Ward for his exceptional care to his grandfather.

Private Funeral Services will be held for the family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA - (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (4)
  • Stephen Baxter  - Deepest Sympathy
    Dear Martha, Please accept our deepest sympathy from the Baxter Family on the passing of your husband Jerry. You and your family will be in our prayers. -Stephen Baxter-
  • MaryLou Stroumbos Adamowski  - Condolences
    Dear Ellen and Family, I as so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I know there are no words that can ease your pain. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time.
  • Clara (All in One)  - To Martha and Family
    A kind person with a warm heart. My condolences to you Martha and the family.
  • Margie Durkin Mello
    Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Jerry . He was such a friendly kind man always with always a smile on his face . I have many fond memories of talking with him at Sullivans Brothers . He worked with my dad John Durkin and they shared many good times and laughs together. A true gentleman . he truly will be missed . Sincere Sympathy to all
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