She was the wife of the late Harvey W. Whitten. She was born in Harlingen, NJ, on Sept 16, 1917, and graduated from Somerville High School, where she played clarinet in the band. She later worked in the restaurant business, and also in film editing for Pathe. She and her husband were founding members of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her son David.
She is survived by her son Bruce, her son Richard and his wife Phyllis of Holden, Mass, her daughter-in-law Monika of Nyack, NY, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Helen was a devoted wife and mother, and was always supportive of the morale and welfare of her extended family and friends. She will be remembered for her compassion, grace, and kindness.
Graveside service will be held at 1 PM, Tuesday April 25, at the Bound Brook Cemetery. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Donations can be made to the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 651 Country Club Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com