Marian Whitte

Obituary of Marian Whitte

Marian was the kind of woman who wanted to care for everyone she met. Her work had her helping people in East Aurora, West Seneca, and in Florida. She was an incredibly loyal friend, doing her best to drive people to doctor’s appointments whenever she was needed. She was a Campfire Girls leader for her daughter, Pat, and all her friends for almost 13 years. For her children’s friends, Marian kept an open door policy. If anyone in the neighborhood wanted lunch, or just wanted to talk, Marian would happily welcome them into the family.

Marian’s life was full of vibrant color, just like the flowers that she grew. For her neighborhood, she began the tradition of celebrating May Day each year on May 1st. She would pick flowers with the kids and put them into baskets to hang on the doors of their elderly neighbors. This spread a lot of joy in her community and brightened people’s days. Please take a silk flower to remember Marian’s giving nature, and how she always knew how to make love bloom in your heart.


Whitte, Marian Anderson (Nee Anstett) on April 22nd, 2018 of West Seneca, NY. Former wife of the late Richard Anderson; beloved wife of the late Warren Whitte; loving mother of Richard (Kathy), Thomas (MaryBeth), David (Kathy), Patricia (Randall) Rojek, Donald, and Ronald (Gemma) Anderson; dearest grandmother of Brooke, Kelly, Sara, Emily, Jillian, Michelle, Jamie, and Jordan; dear sister of Russell (Joanne) Burch, the late Joan (Paul) Wieder, and the late Robert Anstett. Friends will be received 3-7 PM, Friday, at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME same as CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, 1340 Union Rd., West Seneca (716-674-5776). A Funeral Service will be held 10 AM, Saturday, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, West Seneca. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo, in her memory. Online condolences at