Charlotte (Dinnigan) White of Chelmsford

Charlotte (Dinnigan) White, 86 of Chelmsford, MA died Monday, March 23rd at home with her husband, daughter and grandson. She was the beloved wife of Robert J. White for 67 years.

Born in North Chelmsford, MA October 3rd, 1933. A daughter of the late Charles Dinnigan (Hall of Fame bowler and owner of Dinnigan Lanes Bowling Alley) and the late Alice (Whitworth) Dinnigan. She graduated from Chelmsford High in 1951 and went on to attend classes at Lowell Tech.

Before retiring Charlotte was the Secretary to the President of Raytheon. She ended her career as an office manager for Colonial Wire and Cable.

Charlotte was a devoted and selfless mother. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was kind, loving, and funny. She loved music; there wasn’t a song she wouldn’t dance to. She also enjoyed writing poetry and playing cribbage with friends.

Charlotte loved spending winters in Florida and summers in Beverly, MA.

Charlotte is survived by her husband Robert J. White , her daughters, Heidi Jerman and Wendy James; her grandson Thomas Jerman; her sister Norma Dinnigan; She is predeceased by her two brothers Walter Dinnigan and Robert Dinnigan.

In memory of Charlotte, we encourage you to perform a random act of kindness. Bring some love and happiness into someone’s life. Live each day with love and purpose and bring joy to others.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service, at the North Chelmsford Congregational Church, 15 Princeton St. N. Chelmsford MA, 01863 at a date to be announced. Her burial will be private and at the convenience of her family. Arrangements are by DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA 01863.


8 Condolences for Charlotte (Dinnigan) White of Chelmsford

    Patricia Conrad

    How beautiful a request to share kindness! I think I usually do acts of kindness but this will make me more aware. My Mom was from North Chelmsford and just passed at 93 yr. I know she would have known Charlotte and most of the family. My sympathy to the Dinnigan/White family.


    John Leite

    So sorry to hear. I did not know Charlotte personally but was a friend of her brother Walter and had his son Brian for Trombone lessons. A very Musical family. Please accept my sincere condolences.


    Doris Clifford

    Bob , Heidi ,Windy Tom and Norma!
    So sorry for your loss . Charlotte was such a nice person . She will be missed by many . May God give you strength to go through this sad time .


    Sandy Carkin Ostman

    So much beauty and music. One of my earliest memories is going into Aunt Alice’s house as an eight year old and hearing Charlotte on the piano, boogie woogie. Such style and beauty, and so happy to share it with others. Wonderful music, generosity in sharing.


    Mark Yates

    Bob, Heidi, Wendy, so sorry for your loss, I have several great memories of Charlotte from the days you guys invited us to swim at your pool. Always such a great hostess and A wonderful person. The whole Yates family extends our deepest condolences. We normally would of course attend services but with the current situation we will have to pass, again our deepest condolences


    Jimmy Zee

    Charlotte was loved by everyone that knew her. We knew her from Skip’s back in the 90’s when she was an original member of the Chelmsford Cribbage league. Many of our current members started in the league when Charlotte did and remember her as a very kind,soft spoken, and caring lady.
    We will keep her and her family in our thoughts.


      Jean Kydd

      My Sincere Sympathy to Bob and the entire family. I have so many wonderful memories of our times together. Charlotte was in my husband’s year in High School. She was always a favorite of his. We share so many good times as couples. Charlotte was such a caring person. She will be greatly missed.


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