Alice White

Obituary of Alice White

Alice White passed peacefully on August 26th at the age of 94 after having lived a rich life. Her family was at her side.


Alice was the daughter of Partogh Lousarevian and Goulvart Assarian of Watertown, MA.


After graduating from Northeastern University in 1947, Alice went to work at Tracer Labs in Boston where she met her future husband, Cecil White. She was pre-deceased by Cecil after 52 years of marriage.


There were several firsts in her life. She was the first in her family to graduate from college and she was in the first graduating class of women from Northeastern University with a degree in chemistry. She was one of the first working women having a long career in nuclear and bio-chemistry. It might be noted that while at Tracer Labs, she was part of the team that helped to detect the first Russian nuclear test. Alice was a very talented pianist and teacher whose playing of classical pieces was at times the delight of her neighbors. She was not without a piano from age 12 up until her passing. She also handed down her family recipes for shish kebab, rice pilaf and chorek biscuits. There was always a New York Times crossword puzzle at her side.


She is survived by her two sons, Aram and Chuck, her daughter-in-law Alison, and two grandchildren Celia and Robert.


Funeral is private. Arrangements by Preston Funeral Home, South Orange

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