Adrienne Grace “Bunny” (D’Addio) White, 75, of East Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Connecticut Hospice at Double Beach in Branford with her adoring family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Bernard “Bernie” White for 54 years. Adrienne was born in New Haven on February 8, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Christy and Antoinette (Colucci) D’Addio. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in New Haven and received her nursing degree from St. Raphael’s School of Nursing in 1963. Adrienne began her career as a Registered Nurse working for St. Raphael’s Hospital. She then served as the school nurse at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. Adrienne later provided in home nursing care for Omni Home Health Services and ended her career as the nurse liaison between the Connecticut VNA/Masonicare and Yale New Haven Hospital. Adrienne loved her patients, their families and her colleagues. She was the proud recipient of the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing and highly respected and admired by all. Adrienne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her relationship with her two daughters was extremely special. Mother of Kimberly (Gordon) Nelson and Deana (David) Ebert. Grandmother of Aedan, Connor, Evan, Chloe, Daniel, William and Grace. Sister of Christy Albert D’Addio and Michele Christy D’Addio (Keri Collette). Also survived by seven special nieces and nephews, as well as her beloved dog Bella. As Adrienne would say, “she is a person”. Adrienne cherished her whole family, dear friends and long-time neighbors.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Wednesday morning at 11:00. Family and friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00am A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish, Saint Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven at 11:30. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405