Barbara Jean White, 73, of Ferrisburgh


FERRISBURGH — Barbara Jean White, 73, born Nov. 19, 1948, passed away peacefully at her home in Ferrisburgh, Vt., with her beloved dog Baby by her side on May 8, 2022. Barbara leaves behind her husband, children, stepchildren, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and many friends, including her lifetime friend she knew since they were in their mommies’ bellies. Barbara was predeceased by a son, her parents, and a sister. Not a day went by that she didn’t miss them all. 

Barbara was born and raised in Vermont, where she spent her entire life. She worked for the State of Vermont since she was 18, where she would eventually retire. In her retirement she worked part-time for Field Automotive for her baby brother, as she affectionately called him, and later for one of her nieces at Vergennes Discount Food. Both jobs were in Vergennes, and both kept her in contact with the community she loved.

Barbara went by several names, depending on how you knew her. She was Bubba, Babs and Barb, but her favorite and the one that brought her the most joy was Dada. She loved spending time with family and friends. She always arrived with a smile and her famous cooler. She was a gem, she was stubborn, she was the life of the party, first to laugh, first to cry, first to hug, and always, always made you smile. 

Barbara loved flowers; she had a beautiful array in her front yard. She loved to make soup and stay home on Sundays to cook, change her sheets and take a bath. She loved traveling to Eleuthera with friends, she loved live music, and most importantly she loved life. She was a social butterfly, loved to watch her shows with friends, have a bonfire, have a drink, and smile and laugh. Barbara was the most selfless person; she always put everyone’s needs before her own. Always. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, because to know her was to love her. May your soul and spirit fly Barbara.

The graveside service will be a private event for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Vergennes Area Rescue quad or Turning Point Center of Addison County.◊

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