October 4, 2023

Obituaries 10/3/2023

Eleanor (Pellichero) Aanonsen

Eleanor Aanonsen, 86, of Griggstown, passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2023, after a long illness.

She was born on November 10, 1936, in New York, NY, and was a lifelong resident of Franklin Township. Eleanor attended Franklin Township public schools, and graduated from Princeton High School in 1954.

While raising her family, she worked for Boekhout Bus Service, driving a school bus throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

In her later years, she enjoyed social activities at the Sunset Hill “Country Club,” cocktails and conversation with friends, and sharing stories with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents Bert and Ethel Pellichero, brother Arthur, daughter Diane Kaarstad, and beloved husband Arnie (Arnold). She is survived by son Arthur Kaarstad and his wife Jennetta of San Antonio, TX; favorite uncle John Pellichero of Milltown, NJ; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family would like to acknowledge the many family members, neighbors, and church members that assisted in Eleanor’s care over the last many months.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m., at the Bunker Hill Lutheran Church. A short graveside service will follow at the Griggstown Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, Monmouth Junction, NJ.