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Aina V. Stenson

1907-2013 BENNINGTON Aina V. Stenson, 106, a resident of the Village at Fillmore Pond, died January 24, 2013.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 16, 1907, she was one of five children born to Hilding and Elin (Gustafson) Stenson. Her family emigrated to the United States in 1910 and initially lived near Framingham, Massachusetts and then moved to Vermont. She grew up on her parent's farm on Jacksonville Pond in Jacksonville, Vermont, attended schools there and later graduated from North Adams Business School.

She moved to Washington, DC shortly after World War II where she was employed by the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland and worked in classified cryptologoic operations until she retired. Aina loved living in Washington, DC and remained there until 2001 when she moved to Fillmore Pond which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Aina enjoyed traveling in her younger years including trips to Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. She was also an avid reader throughout her life. Aina loved life and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of her 106 years. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone she met.

She leaves three nephews, Eric Stenson and his wife Brenda of Lyndonville, Vermont, Kurt Stenson and his wife Karen of Jacksonville, Vermont and Kim Stenson and his wife Kathy of Blythewood, South Carolina and several grand nieces and grand nephews.

Ms. Stenson was the last of her family and was predeceased by two brothers, Einar and Eric Stenson and two sisters, Mae Caldwell and Hildur Stenson. She was also predeceased by one nephew, Bruce Caldwell.

Graveside services for Aina will be held at a later date. There are no visiting hours. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home 44 East Main Street Wilmington, Vermont.


Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 26, 2013
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