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Fred ‘Buddy’ White, 78, electrical engineer, longtime resident

Fred “Buddy” White, 78, of Ridgefield, husband of Margaret “Peg” (Hegarty) White, died on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Danbury Hospital.

Mr. White was born in Westchester County, NY, September 15, 1934, a son of the late Frederick and Gale (Byrne) White.

He attended Saint John’s School, Archbishop Stepinac High School and graduated from Manhattan College where he attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

A retired electrical engineer with Data Products Corporation, Reflectone Corporation and Sikorsky Military Systems, he later became an electrical engineer consultant.

He was a U.S. Army Peacetime veteran.

A resident of Ridgefield for the past forty-seven years coming from Westchester County, NY, he enjoyed golf and was a member of St. Mary Parish.

In addition to his wife, “Peg” of fifty years, he is survived by a daughter, Dawn Marie Bell and her husband, Dennis of Ridgefield; two sons, Robert A. White and his wife, Wendy of Ipswich, MA and John F. White and his wife, Eileen of Holmdel, NJ and nine grandchildren, Dennis White, Ryan White, Caroline White, Tyler White, Sean Bell, Jennifer White, Catherine Bell, James Bell and Robert Adams White.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:15 AM in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5 PM to 8 PM.

Contributions in Mr. White’s memory may be made to St. Mary School, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT  06877.

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