A Voice from the Eastern Door

Kenneth "Kenny" Michael White


Kenneth Michael White, 71, of Sarasota, Florida, died unexpectedly in his sleep at his home on June 13, 2024.

Kenneth was born in Massena, NY on September 20, 1952. The son of the late Jack and Elizabeth (Jacobs) White, he grew up in Akwesasne and attended the St. Regis Mohawk school and graduated from Salmon River Central School in Ft. Covington, NY and moved to Florida in 2019 from New Hampshire.

Kenneth is survived by his loving companion of 26 years, James Murray, his sisters, Cecilia Montour and Barbara Nelson, his brothers Lawrence (Linda) White, Andrew (Kaly Sophie) White and Joseph White, all of Akwesasne. He has many nephews and nieces from Akwesasne, Oka, New Hampshire and New York.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Iva White (Rainville, Manning), his brothers James D. White, George White and Barney White.

Kenny moved away from Akwesasne in the late 1970s to work on the railroad. He then had a long career working in manufacturing as a machine operator for companies like Digital Communications in New Hampshire until 1998, Osram Sylvania from 1998-2013 and Kalwall Corporation until his retirement in 2018.

He had an amazing knack for making people laugh and loved to entertain and be amongst family and friends and he had a soft spot for their pet dogs and cats. Kenny's three dogs, Chewy, Jake, and Oreo were his partners in crime, and he loved them unconditionally.

Kenny's passions were cars, collecting diecast replicas of older model cars and 60's, 70's, and 80's rock music. He loved his red Nova, auto shows, taking photos of cars and talking with car owners. His knowledge of cars was incredible as he could tell the make and year of a car just by looking at certain features. He loved concerts by Bob Dylan and Andrew Osborn. Kenny will always be remembered for his kind heart, love for animals and supporting his New England Patriots. We will always imagine hearing him say "o:nen" one more time.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Donaldson's Funeral Home in Massena, NY. Burial and memorial arrangements are currently incomplete pending the arrival of Kenny's remains. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance unit.


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