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Hervey H. Aitken Sr.

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Hervey H. Aitken Sr. Obituary


Hervey H. Aitken, Sr., 95, of New Britain passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014 at The Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. He was the beloved husband of the late Sophie (Kaminski) Aitken for 70 years. He was born in New Britain, son of the late Thomas and Ethel (Heywood) Aitken. Hervey was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Cross Church, New Britain. Hervey was a graduate of E.C. Goodwin Technical School. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served his country honorably during World War II. During his time in the service, he made 28 crossings over the Atlantic. He was stationed on the USS Fanning, USS Minneapolis and the USS Cowie, all Naval destroyers. He received the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal and the European and American Theater Medal. Hervey worked as an electrician and sacrificed to provide his children with an education. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union Nos. 37 and 90. Hervey was kind, had a gentleman-like manner and strong moral character. He loved his family and taught his children by example. During his lifetime, Hervey found the peace that so many are searching for. He would end every telephone conversation with "love you all." He leaves his son Atty. Hervey Aitken, Jr., and his wife Betsy of Alexandria, VA; his daughter Andrea Boardman and her husband Robert of Hebron; and two grandchildren Elizabeth and Paul and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Andrew and Thomas Aitken. His funeral service will begin on Friday, June 6th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St., New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. He will be laid to rest with military honors in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 5th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Burritt Hill. The family would like to thank Mother Jennifer and the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception, Betty Camp and Donna Boardman for their kindness and assistance. The family asks that you remember this extraordinary individual by performing an act of kindness today. As an alternative to flowers, donations in Hervey's name may be made to St. Lucian's Residence, 532 Burritt Street, New Britain, CT 06053. To send condolences to Hervey's family, please visit us at www.burritthill.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on June 4, 2014
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