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Whitney, Anna F. (Greene)

Anna F. (Greene) Whitney , a longtime resident of Dedham passed away September 21st at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood.  She was 93.  Anna was born in Boston on May 31, 1918 to Henry and Winifred (Mitchell) Greene.  She grew up in Dedham, graduating from Dedham High School.  Anna met and married Louis I. Whitney,  The couple settled in Dedham, and welcomed 4 children;  Kenneth, Marcia, Judith and Barbara.  Anna was employed at the Norfolk & Dedham Fire Insurance Company for over 20 years; she retired from there as an insurance underwriter.  Anna is predeceased by her husband Louis I. Whitney,  her parents Henry R. and Winifred (Mitchell) Greene and her sister Dorothy Lonsdale.  She is survived by her children:  Kenneth and his wife Carol of Silver Spring, Maryland, Marcia Reissfelder and her husband Donald, Sr. of Dedham, Judith Hanson and her husband Wayne of Beverly, and Barbara Kenney and her husband John of Beverly.  She is also survived by her sister Barbara Amos, by 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.  Interment and services are private.  In lieu of flowers, donations to The Crohns and Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, Honor and Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9976 OR CCFA.ORG would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Pat
    September 23rd, 2011 | 8:48 pm

    Hi Marcia, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You were such a wonderful daughter caring for her for a very long time. Judy & Barbie were also wonderful. Your Mom was lucky to have you next door. Love, Pat

  2. Peter Sheila and Jake
    September 23rd, 2011 | 8:55 pm

    we love and miss you!

  3. Judy Dick
    September 24th, 2011 | 7:42 am

    With much sympathy to the whole family. I know that she will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers.

  4. Linda Patterson Victoria
    October 19th, 2011 | 9:36 am

    Marcia and family- I worked with your mother at Norfolk & Dedham many years ago. She was always so good to me and we had some great conversations. I am so sorry for your loss. When I first started working at Norfolk & Dedham, she made me feel welcome and I will never forget that. I made sure I did that for all new employees throughout my career after moving out of Massachusetts. She was a fine woman and a caring person. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers today. I just came across the Obituary.

    Linda Patterson Victoria

  5. Robert Anthony Paton
    January 18th, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    I received through the mail today a copy of an article regarding Robert William Lonsdale printed in 1990. It prompted me to do a little Internet research. This lead me to Dorothy Lonsdale, his daughter. One more step (right or wrong) lead me to Anna Whitney. If this progression does not make sense to whoever is reading this, then you may disregard what follows.

    If it does, I just wanted to pass along that Robert Lonsdale flew with my father, Norman Paton during WWII. The other crew member in the Boston was Anthony Carlyle.

    Accompanying the article was a photo of the three of them in their RAF uniforms.

    Dad had two daughters before he could name a son after the two people to whom he owed is life.

    I am proud to bear their names.

    Robert Anthony Paton

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