Catherine Aiken Obituary

July 18, 2012

in News,Obituaries,Reading

READING — A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday July 19 (today) from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home for Catherine I. Aiken, 79, who passed away on July 14, 2012 at Genesis Elder Care in Lebanon, NH following a long illness. She was surrounded by her daughters.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield, VT
She was born on August 21, 1932 in Cavendish, Vermont the daughter of Charles and Ellen (Kelly) Senna.
Catherine grew up working on the family farm in Cavendish and spent a number of years logging with a team of horses. On May 9, 1953 she married Paul Aiken. Together, Paul and Catherine were the caretakers of the Thaeder Farm in Reading. In addition to her caretaking work Catherine raised four daughters.
Catherine loved her four daughters and enjoyed supporting their many years playing softball and seeing them in horseshows. She was also a strong Red Soxs fan and enjoyed watching horse pulls. But her greatest job was to be surrounded by her family.
Catherine is survived by her four daughters and their families; Beth Ann Sawyer of Quechee and her sons Jonathan and Brian, Kim Cloud of Reading and her husband Jim and daughter Chelsea, Jody Schulz of Woodstock and her husband Bruce and two children, Hunter and Madison, Marsha Aiken of Barnard and her son Ethan; Catherine’s two sister; Mary Singleton and Evelyn “Pat” Rowlee Vittum, sister-in law, Janet Senna all of Reading. She is predeceased by her husband Paul, one brother Joseph, and four sisters; Agnes Senna, Helen Senna, Nora “Tink” Vittum and Margaret “Peggy” Jenkins.
Memorial donations may be given to the Genesis Activity Fund, 24 Old Etna Road, Lebanon, NH 03766
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Condolences may be offered by visiting

This obituary first appeared in the July 19, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.

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Kelly Flynn August 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your loss. I lost my sister Pat two years ago. Even though she had been sick for many years and her death was not unexpected, it was such a moment of mortality for me. I hope you have a chance to enjoy all your family to the hilt for the rest of your life.
Give yourself good care.

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