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Madeline Mary  Whitney
December 26, 1936
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 26, 2017
Stanwood, Washington
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On September 26, 2017, Madeline M. Whitney slipped away peacefully in her sleep.  She was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 26, 1926 to Irish immigrants Mary and Michael Brennan.  She was the youngest of five siblings with three siblings still living outside Philadelphia.

She graduated from Little Flower High School in 1944 and went to work at the Philadelphia Naval Depot in NE Philadelphia.  While there she met her future husband, William R. Whitney, and married him in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1950.  Her only child was born in 1951.  Together the three of them traveled the world, while Bill was still in the US Navy (30 years) and later working for Air America.  They lived in exotic places like Hawaii, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan, as well as visiting many other countries.  Madeline's favorite place to visit was Hong Kong.  She learned to do Ikebana flower arranging, played mahjong, took up bridge and learned to speak Mandarin Chinese.

In 1967 they decided...

Remembrances in her name should be sent to an organization which helps animals find their forever home such as PAWS and NOAH.


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