Lennie White (nee Lenora Anne Weiss) age 75, of Southbury Connecticut left us on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Originally from East Meadow, New York, Lennie grew up on a farm and is preceded in death by her parents Anna Lena Weiss and Karl Kurt Weiss, who were wholesale florists. Lennie graduated with a degree in German Language and Literature from the University of Maryland in 1965 and did her graduate studies at Hofstra University in New York.
Lennie was a patient and devoted wife of Gordon for 53 years, his stated luckiest day being when they met. She was a giving and loving mother to her son Kurt (Rutherford, New Jersey) and daughter Kristen (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and a dedicated grandmother to Lorelei, age 10, Luca, 9 and Annika, 8, whom she doted on and loved with complete joy. Lennie was a teacher (she taught high school German in East Meadow and Westbury, NY), volunteer, caregiver and mentor, and later worked as a home health aide in support of the elderly and terminally ill. She was a gracious host and close friend to many, never hesitating to lend her time and a helping hand. Lennie was an avid tennis and bridge player, playing with many friends over the years. She delighted in her plants, creating a beautiful garden at her welcoming home. She and Gordon enjoyed traveling, taking driving trips and cruises throughout Europe and the US, and vacationing in winter in Barbados. Lennie was also a breast cancer survivor and had the strength and resilience of a lioness. She will be greatly missed.
Please celebrate her life on Saturday June 1st at St. James Lutheran Church, 111 Peter Road Southbury, CT. Service at 1pm with a reception to follow. Lennie loved her life and home in Southbury. Donations can be made to the Southbury Fuel or Food Bank or the Needy Fund.
Southbury Food Bank
P.O. Box 68, Southbury CT 06488
Southbury Needy Fund
P.O. Box 72, Southbury CT 06488
Southbury Fuel Fund
561 Main Street South, Southbury CT