Lansing, Michigan. Born February 14, 1943, in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. from Manhanttanville College in 1965 and her MBA from R.I.T in 1979. Patricia excelled as an athlete, winning numerous awards in golf, tennis, and squash. She was a loving mother, gracious hostess, and excellent chef. Invitations to her table were treasured. Her sense of style, elegance, and poise were admired by others. Patricia’s strong values emphasized the importance of family, faith, tolerance, generosity, compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love. Her competitive nature helped her manage a terminal illness with strength and resilience. Patricia is survived by Gordon S. White, her husband of 33 years; her sons, Dawson L. Driscoll, Carter W. Driscoll (Jennifer M. Driscoll), Reade J. Driscoll; her stepsons Gordon F. White (Ana G. White), Stephen H. White (Kristie W. White), William N. White; Her grandchildren, Kate A. Driscoll, Megan M. Driscoll, Brendan R. White, Zachery W. White, Delaney F. White, and Charlotte J. White, and her brother Leo F. Simpson III.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Bill Lugger at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at St. Casimir Catholic Church, 815 Sparrow Ave., Lansing, MI 48910. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.