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Maria A. (Precopio) Whitney

September 25, 1939 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 82)


February 22, 2022


Maria A. Whitney


WARWICK-  Maria A. (Precopio) Whitney, 82, of Wendell Road, died early Monday morning, February 21, 2022 at home following an illness, surrounded by loved ones.

Born in Manchester, NH on September 25, 1939, she was the daughter of John L. and Katherine L. (McLaughlin) Precopio and graduated from the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.

Married to Gerald Whitney, she was previously married to Malcolm Whitney, who predeceased her.

An out-going and sociable lady, Maria worked at Big Y Supermarket for over 30 years in the Bakery Department before retiring. She was much loved by the employees and shoppers.

Besides her love of cooking, Maria enjoyed gardening and canning the bounty she grew.

Maria was a member of the Warwick Women’s Guild.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald, of Warwick; her children, Denise Holloway of Erving, Robin Whitney and John Whitney and his wife, Emily, all of Greenfield; her step children, Margaret Gill and her husband, Brian, of Arberdeen, OH, Paul Whitney and his wife, Amanda, of Orange and Beth McLaren and her husband, Travis, of Athol; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Rowell of Bolton, CT and Donna Precopio of Nevato, CA; and several nephews and nieces.

Besides her parents, Maria was predeceased by her son, Michael Whitney in 1971.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Warwick Community School, 41 Winchester Road, Warwick.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.


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Celebration of Life
February 26, 2022

2:00 PM
Warwick Community School
41 Winchester Road
Warwick, MA 01378

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