• Sandra L. Aja
    April 12,2013

    Sandra L. Aja

    Sandra L. Aja

    ORANGE — Sandra Lee Aja, 70, of Tucker Road and formerly of East Barre, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at her home.

    Born on Dec. 30, 1942, in Hampton, Va., she was the daughter of Peter and Lyla (Lowery) Aja. She attended East Barre School and Spaulding High School in Barre. She made her home in East Barre until moving to Orange in 2000.

    Sandra worked for the Vermont Agency of Transportation for 44 years. She began in the Planning Division as a clerk-typist and worked her way up to the assistant to the director of policy and planning, retiring on April 1, 2009.

    In earlier years, she attended the East Barre Congregational Church. Sandra enjoyed camp at Lake Morey and summer vacations in Wells Beach, Maine. She was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys and Boston Red Sox fan. She especially loved her two pet parakeets, Sharpy and Percy.

    Survivors include her brother-in-law, Thomas Gorton, and his partner, Betsy Shapiro, of Orange; her nephew, Brian Gorton, and his wife, Kendra, of Milton, and their children, Evan and Sydney Gorton; her niece, Kimberly Jayasinghe, and her husband, Nilan, and their son, Alex Jayasinghe, of Boston; an aunt, uncles and cousins; and two special friends, Jean Tuller, of Tunbridge, and Dilana Leslie, of Riverton.

    Besides her parents, her sister, Cheryl Gorton, predeceased her.

    Her funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the East Barre Congregational Church. Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. There are no calling hours.

    Sandra’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Beverly Morgan and Martha Stromme from CVHHH.

    Contributions in her memory can be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

    The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of arrangements.

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