East Orleans - Barbara Pratt White (February 8, 1915- October 16, 2019) died peacefully in her family home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Frederick Ashton Pratt and Mary Isabelle LaForce. She grew up in Chatham, N.J. and later moved to Annapolis, Md. with her husband, John Howell White. Together they raised five children and opened their homes in Annapolis and East Orleans to many young people who became members her “family”. Barbara is predeceased by her husband John Howell White and her sister, Priscilla Pratt Bessette of Wareham.
She is survived by her children, David Pratt White (Carol) of South Hadley, Carol Baldwin Odell (Tom) of Chatham, Steven Pratt White (Karen) of Brewster, John Howell White, Jr. (Kate) of Philadelphia, Pa. and Mary Ashton Lyttle (David) of East Orleans, MA and their families: 9 grandchildren, Amy, Heidi, Ben, Alison, John, Christy, Neil, Phoebe and Ben and 18 great-grandchildren. There will be a private celebration of her life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Planned Parenthood (www.plannedparenthood.org) or Namequoit Sailing Association (www.namequoitsailing.org). For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.