Donnie Nickelson-Barret, a 33-year-veteran of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, died of complications of COVID-19. She was 58. Her accomplishments as a key member of the Special Victims Unit were praised by Gov. Phil Murphy. Nickelson was a deacon at Shiloh Baptist Church in Newark.
Judith Colnaghi, who spent 25 years as a management consultant for the New Jersey Departments of Labor, Human Resources and Treasury, died on May 9. She was 78.
Aloysius Thomas Calnan, who led the grassroots movement to build a municipal pool in Secaucus, died on May 17. He was 93.