Beverly A. White, formerly of Sherrill and currently of Utica, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2022, at the Masonic Home, surrounded by her family.
She was born September 29, 1934 in Utica, the daughter of Arthur Stanley and Maude (Congdon) Tournay. She graduated from the Utica Free Academy, attended MVCC and Utica College, and became a NYS Certified Activities Director.
Beverly married Ronald A. White on August 6, 1955 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Ronald predeceased her on June 9, 2020.
Beverly was director of activities at Eden Park Retirement Home and Martin Luther Home. She was an active member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, on mission and diaconate boards, and a choir member for 35 years. She was also active in the Utica Jaycees; the Opera Guild; Sherrill Bible Group; Sherrill Garden Club; Uarda Temple No. 24, Daughters of the Nile, the Shriner’s and served as organist; Oriskany-Westmoreland Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; the National Masonic Travelers, as organist (and as organist at the national meeting in Tennessee in 2010); and the National Camping Travellers.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Michael Zegarelli of Clinton, Karin and Ron Reiss of Oneida, and Sharin and Mark Chrzanowski of Camden; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Karen White of Cold Brook, and Jeffrey and Kim White of Verona; grandchildren, Chad (Laura), Daniel (Emily), Pamela (Jonathan), Michael (Jill), Holly (Bo), Emily, Danielle and Murphy; great-grandchildren, Parker, Owen, Henry, Ian, Aden, Annabelle, Adam, Jonathan, Jonah, Ava, Julia, Braiden and Brantley. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by a daughter, Janice, and a brother, Howard Tournay.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Call time will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the funeral. Interment will be private at Crown Hill Memorial Park.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the entire staff at Masonic Home for all the care they have given Beverly.
In lieu of flowers, please consider Masonic Care Community, Tabernicle Baptist Church and Eastern Star in memory of Beverly.
For online expressions of sympathy, go to fwefh.com.