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“To the White and Woodside families: Michael and I extend our sincere condolences on Marie's passing. I remember her mostly from her attendance at...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Beverly Shea - Waltham, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends. Marie was such a great person and will be greatly...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Susie Robson - Hyde Park, MA

“To my dear sister, I'm finding it very difficult to choose the right words about you. I still don't know how I'm gonna live without you cause there's...Read More »
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4 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa Phillips - Worcester, MA

“Marie was a wonderful person. May she rest in peace. ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Margaret Orlandella (formerly Kelly) - MA

“One evening Jack opened the front door and said "It's one of the Whites, but I don't know which one." It was jolly - smiling Marie. In...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Myrna Humphrey - Jonesboro, GA

“A good friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have....my BFF I will miss you so much. Thank you for over 60 years of love and...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Nelson - Waltham, MA

“Dear Marie, Warren's 3rd daughter, and fellow Sox-lover.Today is the Home Opener. I will always remember and treasure your taking me to my first...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia Cooke - Waltham, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Marie's passing. May her family and friends remember she is passing on to her new life! ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Linda (Bergeron) Silva - FL

“Over the course of the past 40 years, my life became increasingly intertwined with Marie's life through our faith, families and friends. Most...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Debbie Gately - Waltham, MA

“We were in High School 50 years ago but it's amazing who and what you remember! You were a friend to all, an avid fan at basketball games and the...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Swensen Ridings - Townsend, MA

“Dick and I send our deepest sympathy and love to Rob and all of Marie's family. We shared so many good times with Marie; she was such a loyal and...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Dick & Nan Dunn - Lancaster, MA

“Marie, you were always there for me. Loved our cruises. My heart is broke.. I will miss our friendship and you. My heart goes out to Rob. ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Constantine - Ionia, MI

“Robb and FamilyWe're so sorry on Marie's passing, wel'll have only great memories of her thru the last 25 yearrs as a friend and you made her life...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Judy and Vinnie Corcoran - MA

“Rob and Family so sorry for your loss Thinking of you. ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Jean Mims - Ocala, FL - Friend

“Please accept our heartfelt heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Love and prayers , Alice, Justin, Tracey, Harlowe, Charlie, Jason,...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Alice Tierney - Middleton, MA

“We are so very sorry to hear about Marie. She was such a wonderful, fun, positive person who always lit up every room she was in. I will miss her...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Kerstin Winkler - Monroe, CT

“Rob - Jackie and I would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. Marie will be dearly missed. Her sense of humor, strength and...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Ed Williams - Wayland, MA

“To my dear wife Marie You made the last 9 years of my life so unbelievable they broke the mold when your were born. II will never find a companion...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Rob Woodside - Waltham, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
20 of 29 | Posted by: Mary/howard Rock - Waltham, MA

“On behalf of many from Hologic. Love is stronger than cancer is a 200% on-point statement for Marie. She will be remembered wearing a RED SOX jersey...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Diane Conlin - Marlborough, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Marie's family-I worked with Marie for many years at Hologic-I will miss her laugh and smiling face ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Paula DeStefano - Clinton, MA

“I believe that on Easter Sunday Marie went to heaven where she will receive her reward for a life well lived. My family was a witness to her kindness...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - Waltham, MA

“Her laugh at every family gathering will be missed. ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Kenny White - Leominster, MA

“Marie was a true light in this world! Her love and radiant smile will be sorely missed. I am sure that she will watch over you until you see her...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Jeannette McCarthy - Waltham, MA

“Marie I can still remember the very first time I met you 40 years ago. You immediately made me feel welcomed like a close friend, like family. Your...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia Lyons - Waltham, MA

“Dear Robbie, So sorry for your loss !!! I will miss Marie very much Susan Ormond ”
27 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Ormond - Waltham, MA

“Our prayers to Robbie and the family. Terrific support through so many obstacles. One more Angel to watch over all of us. Betty and Bob Millen ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Bob and Betty Millen - Cape Coral, FL

“Will always treasure the memories of the time we spent together, Marie will be forever in my heart. Will long remember her laughter and beautiful...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Nancy Gagnon - West Newton, MA


Marie J. (White) Woodside, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister of Waltham, died Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, after a valiant battle against pancreatic cancer. She was 64.

Born December 20, 1953 in Waltham, she was the daughter of Elizabeth A. (Kelly) White and the late Lawrence F. White. Born, raised and educated in Waltham, Marie graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1971 and received her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Newbury College in Brookline. Marie married the love of her life, Robert (Rob) I. Woodside at St. Mary's Church in Waltham on July 28, 2012. Together they lived life to the fullest and made the most of every day.

Marie was all about family…..they were her main priority and focus. She rarely missed a sporting event, dance recital or concert. She was an avid New England sports fan, but especially loved Fenway Park, the Red Sox and Jason Varitek. She grew up spending summers on The Cape, so the beach was her definite "Happy Place", with Aruba being her favorite beach destination. She would call herself One Fine Irish Man, never too shy to belt out an Irish tune, dance a jig or play the spoons. Her laugh was unique and infectious with a personality to match.

Marie worked in accounting for Hologic Corporation in Marlborough for eleven years and previously worked for Airius Corporation in Framingham for over 20 years. Marie was very involved in the Waltham community. She served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary's Church and Waltham Crossings. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish Council and a Board Member of St. Mary's Apartments. She was one of the first female members of the Waltham Lions Club, and together with her husband Rob, was very active in many Lions Club projects.

In addition to her husband Rob, she leaves her mother, Elizabeth A. White of Waltham, Rob's children, Nicholas Woodside and his wife, Celeste of Waltham, Adam Woodside and his wife, Melanie of Hudson; her siblings, Larry White (Deborah Wessell) of Nashua, New Hampshire, Susan Travers and her husband, Joseph of Bourne, Linda Cunningham and her husband Richie, of Hudson, and Clare Kidling and her husband Bruce, of Bourne; her mother-in-law, Anne Woodside of Weston; her brother-in-law, Fred Woodside and his wife, Linda of Weston; her sister-in-law, Maria (Termie) Freitag of Newington, Connecticut; Rob and Marie's grandchildren Neko and Milo Woodside of Waltham. Marie is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Marie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, April 6th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorials may be made to Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York 11714 (www.lustgarten.org) or St. Vincent de Paul at St. Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02453.

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