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    Nov 28, 2020, 4:00 PM US/Eastern

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Kristin White

Mary White Ludgate

August 23, 1960 - March 04, 2020

We can't believe it's been over seven months since our mom's passing, and that we've been existing in this world for that long without her. With all of the craziness that this year has brought, our family has gone back and forth about how and when we would honor our mom. Because we don't foresee us being able...  see more

OBITUARY
Mary White Ludgate departed this life peacefully at her home on March 4, 2020 in the arms of her close family. Mary is survived by her husband John Ludgate, children Steven White and Kristin White Vural, son-in-law Corey Vural, parents, three siblings and their spouses, nephews and nieces, and John’s sons and their partners.   Born on August 23, 1960, Mary Frances Walsh was the eldest child of Edmund and Doris Walsh. She and Ed, Ann,...  see more
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  • Kristin White
    Kristin White added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Anne Collins
    Mary was a wonderful friend and neighbor.
    I feel fortunate and privileged to have known her.
    She came into my life when I was most in need of a good friend, three thousand miles from home, family and friends and about to have my first baby. Our beautiful...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    I met Mary in graduate school at Pace University in the 1980's. Her smile could light up a room. I loved her and miss her very much.

    -Joyce Goletz Heckman
  • Camille
    Mary and I and our daughters became lasting friends just after 9/11, when Mary and her family temporarily relocated to my neighborhood until it was safe to return to their apartment. Kristin and my daughter Isabella were 8 years old, and although they...  more
  • toni marx
    I met Mary in high school. She was always sweet. Generally that is rare to say about girl in high school. She is missed. She raised 2 wonderful children Stephan and Kristen who will keep her memory alive. ❤️
  • Fay & Neil Kaplan
    We first met Mary when our daughter Annie attended the Joy McCormack Preschool with Kristin. Mary was the ultimate class parent—organizing fundraisers for the school—such as the annual hayride and barbecue. She not only opened her home to our...  more
  • Patti Walsh
    Marrying Joe made Mary my big sister too. She was the best aunt and biggest fan of our daughters and I’ll be forever grateful for the impact she made on their lives.

    A few funny memories all involve chocolate. Early in our dating years their uncle...  more
  • Anne Kaplan
    Kristin and I have been friends for as long as I can remember, so I’ve been fortunate to have Mary as a role model my entire life. She greeted me the same way as an adult and as a little kid, with her bright smile and a particular inflection in my...  more
  • Kristin White
    Kristin White added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Isabella McKinley Corbo
    Mary taught all who crossed her path to live life more joyfully, generously, and purposefully. I met Mary when I was eight, shortly after 9/11, when her family temporarily moved to my neighborhood and I began taking the school bus with Kristin and...  more
  • Mary Hughes
    Mary White was the best!
    She was my partner in writing at Inns Magazine, and marketing with her company BnBFinder.
    We went to every industry trade show, we were B&B besties for 15 years+
    She came to my home in Canada and stayed with me, she knew my...  more
  • Debbie Anderson
    Mary simply lit up a room when she was present. That beautiful smile simply shone through everything she did, and touched everyone in her sphere. Truly a beautiful person, inside and out.
  • kathryn mcculloch
    I am a more recent friend of Mary’s but quickly became one of her biggest admirers. Mary was a joy to be with. Mary and I traveled to Scottsdale and Kiawah to golf and enjoy life.
  • Linda Hayes
    Mary and I had a great time together at the Select Registry Key West Conference where she introduced John to many of us for the first time!
  • Linda Hayes
    Linda Hayes added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Linda Hayes
    Linda Hayes added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
    • Linda Hayes
      Linda Hayes Seeing Mary at innkeeping conference was always filled with fun, dairy queen trips, theme parties, and sometimes golf!
      • November 27, 2020
  • Kristin White
    Kristin White added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Kristin White
    Kristin White added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Kristin White
    Kristin White added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Gillian Walsh
    Gillian Walsh added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Gillian Walsh
    Gillian Walsh added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Stephanie Ginsberg
    Mary and I met in Battery Park City and became fast friends. Mary’s warmth, honesty, pure genuine personality, and love of family, drew me in. When Mary was pregnant with Kristin and I was pregnant with Wendy, the girls were due around the same time....  more
  • Gillian Walsh
    Gillian Walsh added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Laena Hines
    Mary, thank you for raising one of my best friends to be the strong young woman she is today. I know how proud you are of her, and I'm so lucky that you touched my life as you did. One of my favorite memories of you was spending Easter afternoon with...  more
  • Gillian Walsh
    Gillian Walsh added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Gillian Walsh
    Gillian Walsh added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Leyla Vural
    Mary and I shared some of life's sweetest moments as our children, Kristin and Corey, prepared to marry. But we go back to the early years of elementary school and chess tournaments and those were delicious times, too. All kids should be loved the way...  more
  • Cynthia Moore
    Cynthia Moore added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Cynthia Moore
    Mary, what a treasure her friendship was over 50 years. I was truly blessed to have her by my side from my earliest memories of playing miniature golf where we continued a life long debate about who won. My heart is full of wonderful memories of our...  more
  • Jason Kaplan
    Jason Kaplan added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
    • Jason Kaplan
      Jason Kaplan One of my proudest accomplishments is taking the photo that Mrs. White Ludgate called "her favorite photo." She will forever be among the most inspiring, strong and kind women I've been lucky to meet—and one whom I miss dearly.
      • November 23, 2020
  • Chelsea Weinberg
    Especially on this week, I think of the wonderful tradition of Friendsgiving and how much those years meant to me. I think of Mary all the time, but especially this week a favorite holiday of hers and all those in this picture.
  • Christina Halpin
    Anyone who has spent any time with Mary knows that she did everything with love, kindness, and endless warmth. Chris and I always looked forward to our times together with her and John, whether that was on the golf course, eating Italian food, or down in...  more
  • Sue ponce
    My BFF's other BFF - I miss you dearly. Always so many laughs (and cocktails) when we were together. Love you! Susie
  • Betsy Wolfish
    From college to New York, we always managed to stay up to date with each other. I will carry you in my heart always Mary! You showed me the best in people and the possibilities in life. Love you my friend, Betsy
  • Betsy Wolfish
    Betsy Wolfish added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Barbara W
    Barbara W added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Barbara W
    Barbara W added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • John Ludgate
    John Ludgate added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • John Ludgate
    John Ludgate added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
    • John Ludgate
      John Ludgate I had the privilege of knowing Mary for only 6 short years. She was a joy to be around and I am better person for having her in my life! Her energy and optimism was infectious! She loved visiting Italy, as you can see from the photos, she also loved...  more
      • November 20, 2020
  • Marti Mayne
    When I think of Mary, I think of smiles. Not only was she always smiling, but her glass was always half full. Mary epitomized quality. Everything about what she did and how she lived her life was top notch. She was such a valuable addition to the...  more
  • Marti Mayne
    Marti Mayne added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Jolie Schwab
    Sometimes we don’t see what is staring us in the face. I’m not the photographer of the group—that distinction usually goes to Jenny (and sometimes Peggy) who will remember to memorialize each of our cherished Hunter Mom dinners by asking the...  more
  • Corey Vural
    Corey Vural added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
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    Corey Vural added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Corey Vural
    Corey Vural added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Corey Vural
    Corey Vural added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Kristin White
    Incredibly fond memories of a chapter in Mary's life - Love, her friends from Gateway.

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    Tribute to Mary
  • Michelle Edelson
    Mary was truly one if a kind and I’ll always cherish the memories from Easter egg hunts to helping Kristin and I live out our dreams of being to twins to laughing and making delicious cocktails at the same time. She lit up a room and we are all better...  more
  • Kristin White
    Kristin White added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary White Ludgate:
  • Lo H
    Lo H:
    Miss you so much sweet Dahling. There is a hole in my heart that will not be filled until you and I are together again. We both had biological sisters, but God knew we both needed one more. We have been involved in every aspect of each others lives. So...  more