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Robert E. White

d. May 13, 2024

Robert E. White

Robert E. White, a lifelong resident of Hull, MA, passed away peacefully after a valiant battle from complications of diabetes. Known affectionately as “Zoo” by his friends, Robert lived a full and spirited life, characterized by his love for Midget and Modified car racing.

Born on April 21, 1951, Robert dedicated many years to the Hull Department of Public Works and pursued his passion for the sea as a skilled lobsterman. His enthusiasm for racing was unparalleled; whether it was car racing, snowmobiling, boating, or motorcycles, Robert was always thrilled to be in the midst of the action.

Robert’s unwavering determination and unique way of life left a lasting impact on everyone he met. He was a familiar face at the Hull Gut and on the seawall, where he spent countless early mornings and late afternoons sharing stories and laughs with his many friends. His bold personality and relentless spirit were his trademarks, staying true to himself and his values until his final days.

Robert is survived by his long-time partner, Leslie (Sassy) Sutherland, and their dog, Mrs. Beasley, who were steadfastly by his side through both joyous occasions and challenging times. He also leaves behind his loving sisters, Ellen Kimball (Hull) and Laura Woodbury (Marshfield); his brother, Ernie White (Weymouth); and his daughter, Sarah Ard. Robert’s presence will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extensive circle of friends, including his DPW colleagues, fellow lobstermen, and racing enthusiasts. He is preceded in death by his father Albert White, his mother Henrietta White, and his brother, Arvid Lundberg.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, May 19th, from 2-6 PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. Funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, May 20th at 11 AM in Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham, where friends and family are invited to share their memories and honor his enduring spirit. Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Robert’s memory to one of these charities of your choice: The Diabetes Foundation, The Pat Roche Hospice Home/NVNA where Robert received the utmost thoughtful and loving care, or The Hull Lifesaving Museum to commemorate his love for the community and the waters he adored.

 

 

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Visiting Hours

Sunday, May 19, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pyne Keohane Funeral Home

21 Emerald Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Pyne Keohane Funeral Home

21 Emerald Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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