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Edward E. “Buck” Whitty

Birth
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 27 Sep 2003 (aged 89–90)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 177500748 · View Source
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WHITTY [Providence RI Journal, Sunday 28 Sep 2003] Newport - Edward E. "Buck" Whitty, 89, of Red Cross Terrace, a noted floral designer, died yesterday at Newport Hospital after an illness. He was the husband of the late Jacquelyn (Jorgenson) Whitty.
Born in Newport, a son of the late John J. and Mary (Manning) Whitty, he grew up in the city's Fifth Ward. Mr. Whitty had been the owner of Bellevue Florist for more than 50 years. He created arrangements for society parties and Bailey's Beach functions. He did the floral designs for several notable Newport weddings, including the Bouvier-Kennedy nuptials. His work had been featured many times in Town and Country magazine.
During World War II, he enlisted in the Coast Guard and was stationed at Woods Hole, in Massachusetts. Soon after his military service, he opened Bellevue Florist. He was a graduate of Rogers High School. He enjoyed growing flowers, especially orchids. He was a daily communicant at Mass, and was devoted to the rosary and the worship of the Blessed Mother.
He is survived by two sons, four daughters, a sister, 24 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Darien Whitty, and brother of the late Lillian Whitty and William Whitty.


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  • Created by: Beth Hurd
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177500748
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward E. “Buck” Whitty (1913–27 Sep 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177500748, citing Saint Columba Catholic Cemetery, Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Beth Hurd (contributor 48126691) .