Bernice Jane (Silloway) Aja passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born on January 30, 1924 in Springfield Mass, the daughter of Bernard H. Silloway and Clara A. (Patneaude) Silloway. After her graduation from Montpelier High School in 1942 she was employed for a short time at the Green Mountain Mutual Life Insurance Co. She was married on February 6, 1944 to Gonzalo “Leto” Aja of Barre, VT. Upon Mr. Aja’s discharge from the United States Navy the family settled in Es Junction, VT in 1948. Bernice was a stay-at-home Mom until May of 1961 when she became a school secretary at what is now the Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School. She thoroughly enjoyed this position until 1985 when she retired to care for her husband. They moved to Williston in 1980 and have resided at the Gazebo Senior Living apartments in South Burlington since September, 2016. In addition to her parents, Bernice was predeceased by her husband “Leto”, her twin brother Bernard, and her granddaughter Mollie. She is survived by two sons, Joseph of Williston, VT, Joaquin and his wife Nancy of Ocala, FL, her daughter Judith Houghton of South Burlington, VT, and grandson Justin Houghton and his wife Amy of Huntington, VT; as well as two nieces, Darcy Peters of Milton, VT, Stacy Silloway of Enosburg, VT and nephew Dean Silloway of Pittsford, VT. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 24, from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr. Es Junction, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00am at Holy Family Church, Lincoln Street, Es Jct. Burial will be held later at the convenience of the family. To send online condolences to her family please visit www.readyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Hebert plus the staff of the Gazebo Senior Living for their care and support of our mother. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Bernice (Silloway) Aja, please visit our Tribute Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Bernice Jane Silloway Aja 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Burlington, state: Vermont