A native of Westport, White was a caddy at Birchwood Country Club and worked at Remington Arms until he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, 150th Combat Engineers under General Patton in Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Adrennes and Rhineland, which included the Battle of the Bulge and building the bridge that was used by General Patton’s initial invasion of Germany.
White was recognized by the Connecticut Secretary of State with a Public Service Award in 2009 for his service.
Upon his return from the war, he was a milk man in Wilton and Westport.
White was employed by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation for 30 years and by MBI as a special constable for 21 years.
He was a member of the East Avenue United Methodist Church.
White is survived by his wife, Dora; daughter, Pamela White and her husband Urban; son, Robert White Jr. and his wife Carolyn; foster daughter, Ann Walsh and her husband Hitchcock; brother, Charles White, four nieces and a nephew.
He also is survived by grandchildren; Christina Bernini, Robert M White III, Urban, Nicole McCoy, Kevin White, Amanda Urban, Rebecca Urban and Donald Urban III, Shannon and Allison Hitchcock, Stephen and his wife Tracey and great-grandchildren, Anthony Ventrella, James Smith IV, Carmella Bradley, Carmella Bernini and Patricia and Gregory Wills.
He was predeceased by his brothers James T. and Eugene White.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 6 from 5-8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., in Norwalk.
Funeral services will be on Saturday May 7, at 11 a.m. at the East Avenue United Methodist Church, 244 East Ave., in Norwalk.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Ave., in Norwalk.
Donations may be made to the East Avenue United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.
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