Elliott G. Whitney Sr., 94, Tiverton

Posted 10/7/19

World War II veteran electric power executive

Elliott G. Whitney Sr., 96, who resided at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay Living in Tiverton, passed away September 10, 2019, at 4:44 p.m. He was the husband …

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Elliott G. Whitney Sr., 94, Tiverton

Posted

World War II veteran electric power executive

Elliott G. Whitney Sr., 96, who resided at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay Living in Tiverton, passed away September 10, 2019, at 4:44 p.m. He was the husband of the late Barbara Alden (Chase) Whitney. He was born in Lakeville, Mass., son of the late Charles E.and Myrtle B. (Elliott) Whitney.

He is survived by his three children, Elliott G. Whitney Jr. of Cheshire Conn., Brent C. Whitney of Grand Isle, Vt., and Kimberly H. (Whitney) Dennis of Westport. He is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was brother to the late Charles M. Whitney, Frank C. Whitney, and Edna T. Whitney who passed at the age of six.

Mr. Whitney served 40 years in the electric power Industry. He started as a Junior Engineer at Middleboro Gas and Electric, then on to Electrical Engineer at Brockton Edison; Chief Engineer, Engineering Vice President and Senior Vice President at Green Mountain Power in Vermont, and finally President of Newport Electric in Newport, RI.

His professional activities included: Director of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp; Chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Electric Council of New England; President of the Vermont Society of Professional Engineers; President of the Vermont Electrical Committee.

His community activities included: Chairman of the Board of Deacons and Adult Leader of the Pilgrim Youth Fellowship at the Congregational Church in Barre,Vt.; President of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and Newport Navy League; Member of the Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees at Amicable Congregational Church in TivertoI;President of the Brookdale Sakonnet Bay Resident Council.

A memorial dervice will be held at Amicable Congregational Church at the Four Corners in Tiverton on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend light refreshments at the church after the service.

Burial in the Pond Cemetery in Lakeville, Mass., will be attended by family members only.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, www.macular.org, would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

 

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