Sunday, April 21, 2024

Eleanor Vera White

Eleanor Vera (Nicoletti) White, 95, passed away peacefully at Spring Creek Healthcare Center on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Eleanor was born on June 16, 1928 in Newark and was the youngest of five sisters of Ralph and Maria (Castellano).

She attended Central High School in Newark, graduating in 1946, and was active in the school newspaper. She was married on February 17, 1952 to the late Arthur D. White, who passed on January 25, 2008. She worked as a legal secretary for most of her life and especially enjoyed working for the Hon. R. Benjamin Cohen for over 15 years. Eleanor and Art retired young and loved being snow birds, traveling to Florida for four months each year.

Eleanor was a big Frank Sinatra fan and loved being retired. She could often be found working on her knitting/needlepoint or at the clubhouse, swimming or playing mahjong with her friends. She was a gracious and generous friend as well as a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved cooking and baking and was known for making the absolutely best deserts on the planet.

She is predeceased by her husband, Arthur D. White, Sr.; and is survived by her son Arthur D. White, Jr. and his wife, Elaine Salvadore; son Michael White; and her granddaughters Kimberly and Nicole White.