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A devoted, caring first lady of Boston dies:Kathryn White, 82, was advocate for elderly

Mrs. White, with her husband at the state Democratic Convention in 1962, had an impact behind the scenes.Kathryn and Kevin White after his first mayoral win, in 1967.

Growing up a daughter of William J. Galvin, who had served as Boston City Council president, Kathryn White knew what she didn't want her future to hold.

"I listened to politics all my life," she told the Globe in 1967. "I swore I'd never marry a politician."

Then on a blind date one evening she met Kevin Hagan Whi

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