On Monday, June 20, 2022, our world became a little dimmer with the passing of our beloved MaryLou White (Roth), 91. An only child, MaryLou was born on December 25, 1930, officially becoming the greatest Christmas gift ever to Louis and Mary Roth. The new family planted roots in New Hyde Park, NY.
MaryLou held a series of jobs throughout her life working as a cartographer, and at The Helen Keller National Center. She also was a bibliophile, a talented artist and embroiderer. Her art was displayed every year at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, where you could often find her volunteering at the “Guess the Pumpkin’s Weight” station. A woman of unwavering faith and a love of God, MaryLou loved to travel, volunteered at church groups, and was a very vocal admirer of Sean Connery.
MaryLou was the devoted and loving mother of three children, grandmother of eight, and great grandmother of nine. She took great joy into doting on her “little ones” and never failed to put a smile on their faces. She gave so many hugs and “koosie’s” and always had a silly song ready to go, often personalized to whoever she sang it to.
MaryLou gave the greatest hugs, shuffling with her arms out towards the recipient enveloping them in her embrace. Her hugs felt like love. She took the time to teach the grandchildren who wanted to learn the art of latch hook rug making, sewing, and crafting. Her creativity and artistic ability were proudly passed down to her family. Chances are if MaryLou spotted any level of disarray, she would offer to reupholster your chair. Every year just before Christmas she made it a point to call Santa and speak in a louder than usual voice to ensure the little ones “overheard” her.
MaryLou had the biggest heart and a great sense of humor, delivering one- liners in a way that only she could and often uttering phrases like” gee willikers and good golly!” She was rarely without a cup of tea accompanied by a cookie or three. MaryLou would never turn down a baked potato or frosty from Wendy’s, she would frequently get kids meals and save the toys to give to her great grandchildren. At the end of every meeting we had, she would religiously stand at the sidewalk, waving until we were out of sight, each time requesting we give her “one ring” when we arrived home.
We will most assuredly miss MaryLou’s beautiful, warm smile, her loving heart, and her bright blue eyes. There’s nobody like MaryLou, we were blessed to have her in our lives.
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My Godmother , Marylou , was a special lady. I Knew her my entire life and she was always full of fun and life. Its a Blue candle cause now you and my MOM are reunited in Heaven once again
MaryLou was a very special lady. I knew her through UUMC. She never failed to smile and say hi. She shared her sense of humor and love of her family at the fellowship hour after church.
She loved everyone and I loved her sense of humor and one liners. Gone but not forgotten. Maureen
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