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Waite, Minetta F.

Minetta (Forward) Waite, a longtime resident of West Roxbury, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Faulkner Hospital in Boston.  She was 98.  Minetta was born November 1, 1922 in St John, Newfoundland, Canada, one of the four children of William John and Rebecca (Groves) Forward.  Her family moved to the United States in 1927 and she graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School and then took secretarial classes.  In 1955 she married Edwin E. “Bud” Waite to whom she has been married for 65 years.  In 1948 she joined the Stratford Street Baptist Church (now the Stratford Street United Church) where she has been the Superintendent of the Sunday School, a member of the Board of Christian Education, the Financial Secretary, and a member of the Stratford Club..  Minetta is the oldest member of the Stratford Street Church as well as its longest member. She and her husband enjoyed travelling with churchmembers including five trips to Europe organized by Past Minister the late George Moseley.  Minetta and Bud also had a home in Florida for a while where they liked to spend time.   In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Beverly W. Greenberg of Watertown; her two sons, Arthur W. Waite, and his wife Mary, of Dedham, and Douglas E. Waite, and his wife Anita, of Walpole; two grandchildren, Allison L. and Alexander L. Greenberg; as well and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Annie Forward, the late Millicent Forward, and the late Alma Derry.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside service Monday, November 23rd at 2 pm at the Gardens at Gethsemane Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Stratford Street United Church, 77 Stratford Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 or to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. November 21st, 2020 | 6:43 pm

    Loved Aunt Minetta and Uncle Bud. Such good people. She’s had a tough few years and we so missed seeing her at family gatherings. May she rest in peace.

  2. Beverly J. Waite Greenberg
    November 21st, 2020 | 6:43 pm

    Mommy, I miss you so much already

    Your loving and adoring daughter❤️

  3. November 21st, 2020 | 11:22 pm

    Rest in peace Mrs Waite. You will be sadly missed by your family and everyone who knew you.

  4. Janet Perry
    November 22nd, 2020 | 9:52 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. What an awesome lady. She will be missed. I will never forget all of the family parties. Forever in my heart. All my love. Janet

  5. Robin Hesson
    November 22nd, 2020 | 5:52 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the Waite family. May she rest in peace. She had an active and rewarding life.
    Thinking of you Mary and Arthur.

  6. Mary Ellen Shia
    November 22nd, 2020 | 6:20 pm

    Doug. Ray and I are so deeply sorry for the loss of your mother.
    We send our love and prayers to you and your family.

  7. Mary Muse
    November 23rd, 2020 | 8:28 am

    So sorry for your loss Bud

  8. Todd and Tracy Nolan
    November 23rd, 2020 | 6:02 pm

    Bud, I’m sorry for your loss. You and Minetta were very welcoming to myself and Tracy when we moved onto Billings St. and were great to us over the years. There’s never really the right words so I’ll offer our condolences. May she Rest In Peace.

  9. Charles Stephenson
    November 24th, 2020 | 7:49 pm

    Bud, So sorry to read in the Boston Globe the loss of Minetta.. My father was Charles. My mother was Ruth. Lots of childhood memories for me from Stratford the 60’s. Be well.

  10. Denise Bellanti
    November 24th, 2020 | 9:04 pm

    Dear Beverly,
    Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you and yours at the loss of your loving Mom. Our heartfelt condolences for your beautiful Mom.
    God bless,

    The Bellanti Family

  11. November 27th, 2020 | 1:01 pm

    She was a lovely lady!

  12. Beth (Baker) Washburn
    December 2nd, 2020 | 10:00 pm

    I have fond memories of Mrs. Waite through various church interactions between Emmanuel (down the road) and Stratford Street Baptist Church from Vacation Bible Schools and Youth Group activities.

    May you rest in Go’s peace. May your family have their tears and sadness replaced by special memories as they move through this time of tender transition.

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