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Margaret G. White, 94, a longtime South Buffalo resident who taught in the Lackawanna school system for 40 years, died Thursday (Sept. 2, 1999) in Father Baker Manor, Orchard Park.

Born Margaret Mary Griffin in Buffalo, she graduated from Mount Mercy Academy and D'Youville College. She taught kindergarten, first and seventh grades, principally at Washington Elementary School, retiring in 1967.

Mrs. White was an original homeowner on Arbour Lane in South Buffalo, where she lived for more than 50 years. She was a parishioner of St. Martin's Catholic Church for more than 50 years and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Loyola Guild, an organization of parents of Jesuit priests.

She was an avid gardener and voracious reader of mystery novels.

Her husband, William F., whom she married in 1935, died in 1951.

She is survived by a son, the Rev. David F., head of the science department at Xavier High School in New York City and summer chaplain at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo.

A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by her son, will be offered at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin's Church, 1140 Abbott Road, after prayers at 9:15 in Charles F. McMahon Funeral Home, 982 Abbott Road. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.


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