Norma Jean White
1948 ∼ 2017
Norma Jean White, 69, of Cataumet, passed away at the Falmouth Hospital on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was the wife of Peter White for 18 years. She was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, the daughter of the late Richard and Alice (Silvia) Ferreira.
For many years, Norma and Peter owned the Scottish Bakehouse on Martha’s Vineyard. Her love of baking continued on long after they sold the bakery and she took great pride in the many birthday cakes and Christmas treats she made for family and friends. She was also a bird lover and could spend hours watching the many different visitors to her feeders (she even tolerated “Harry the Squirrel” and fed him many treats.
Norma is also survived by her children: Gerald F. Maciel, Jr.’ and his wife Shaun of E. Falmouth, Timothy R. Maciel and his wife Charlene of Mashpee, Melissa J. Healy and her husband Stephen of Pocasset, Jameson M. Maciel and his wife Rachel of Lebanon, IN, and Corey T. Maciel and his wife Bridget of San Antonio, TX; her 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; her siblings Delbie Ferreira, Ronald Ferreira, Sandra Healy, Judith Pachico, and Anthony Ferreira; many beloved nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews; and her first husband, Gerald F. Maciel, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Richie Ferreira.
Services are being privately held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Red Stocking Fund of Martha’s Vineyard, Box 600, Edgartown, MA 02539.