• Lorraine P. Aja
    March 26,2013

    Lorraine P. Aja

    Lorraine P. Aja

    SOUTH BARRE — Lorraine Pilini Aja, 88, longtime resident of South Barre, Vt., passed away at Central Vermont Medical Center on March 21, 2013, after a brief illness.

    She had recently moved to The Gardens in Williamstown. She was born on July 23, 1924, in Barre, Vt., the daughter of Gotardo and Beatrice (Broggi) Pilini. She graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, class of 1942.

    She married Joseph “Pepe” Aja on March 11, 1950. Lorraine worked as a bookkeeper for a law office, several insurance companies, a local clothing retail shop, and as secretary to the superintendent and principal at Barre Town Elementary School.

    She was a member of the Universalist Church in Barre and enjoyed volunteering there and Central Vermont Hospital. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, crafts, reading and traveling with her husband, Joe. They spent many winters in Florida and South Carolina.

    She is survived by her husband, Joseph; son Douglas Aja and Janis Mattson, of East Montpelier; daughter Joan Aja, of South Barre; brother Donald and Helen Pilini, of Florida; brother-in law Dominic Montagna, of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Malia Montagna.

    A service of remembrance will be held at the Universalist Church, Barre, Monday, April 1, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor can be made to your charity of choice.

    Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com, and go to Lorraine’s obituary.

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