Kathleen Bernice White, a lifelong Provincetown resident, died on March 17, 2021 at the Windsor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Yarmouth. She was 86.
She was the wife of Ronald “Ronnie” White, who died in 2015. They had been married for 59 years.
Born in Barnstable to the late Joseph and Mary (Souza) Dasilva, Kathleen was a graduate of Provincetown High School. Following high school, she worked summers as a housekeeper at the Chateau Motel in Provincetown. But her devotion was to her family.
She cooked lunch daily for her family and their friends throughout her life. There would be enough food for an army, said family members. Other than an occasional getaway with Ronnie to their North Conway, N.H. cabin, her house and, during the summer, her pool were always filled with family and friends.
Kat, as she was known by her many friends, supported the Provincetown Rescue Squad in their bake sales and various fundraisers. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a communicant at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Provincetown.
She is survived by her children, Glenn and wife Katherine of Dennis, David and wife Debra White of Truro, Charlene and partner Rodney DaRoza of Eastham, and Cheryldine Martinez and husband E.J. of Provincetown. She was the grandmother of Jamie, Justin, Evan, and Kyla White, Eli and Katherine Martinez, Mallory Sequeira, and Jeremy and Laurel Felton; and the great-grandmother of Riley and Olivia Sequeria, Jerrad and Cameron White, Noah Veatch, and Ella Baum. She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Kevin White, and by her sister, Mary Dasilva.
A graveside service and burial will be at St Peter the Apostle Cemetery, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 8. All Covid protocols in place at that time will be observed.
Memorial donations in Kathleen’s name may be made to the Provincetown Rescue Squad, 25 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown 02657 or to St. Peter the Apostle Church, 11 Prince St., Provincetown 02657.
An online guest book for expressions of condolence for the family may be found at gatelyfuneralservice.com.