John Francis Aiken

John Francis Aiken
of Groton and Plum Island, MA; 59

GROTON AND PLUM ISLAND, MA -- John Francis Aiken, 59, died unexpectedly April 11,2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada while traveling on business. He was born in Malden, Mass to Anne Isabelle (Babcock) Aiken and the late Walter F. Aiken. He was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School and attended Northeastern University. John served in the United States Air Force from 1971-1975 and survived 1 tour of Vietnam.

John was employed by AES Corporation in Peabody Mass as Director of Operations.

John was an avid fisherman and self proclaimed Mr. Plum Island. He enjoyed time fishing on Plum Island and boating in Rangeley, Maine. John's favorite times were with family and friends, especially his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was the life of the party and a constant entertainer. John was always available to lend a kind ear and offer advice. He was active in the veterans community an often mentored service men returning from abroad. He was a guide to many and a friend to all.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Loretto (Moen) Aiken, his son James-Walter (J.W.) his wife Melinda and their two children Madison Grace and Lillian Grace, his son Benjamin Kenneth, and his beloved Niece Allison Moen all of Groton, Mass. He is also survived by his Mother Anne Isabelle Aiken of Plum Island, MA, his sister Barbara Aiken-Ali and her husband Joe Ali of, Minnesota. His sister Kathlyn Aiken-Cyr and her husband David of Newburyport MA and a brother David Aiken and his wife Lynne of Saugus, MA, along with numerous Nieces and Nephews in which he loved and adored dearly. He is furthered survived by his Brother-in- Law and neighbor David Moen of Groton, MA, Brothers-in-laws Kevin Moen, CA, Mark Moen and his spouse Janelle of LA. Sister-in-laws Col.(ret.) Audrey Cotton, TX and Barbara Currier of San Diego, CA. and many California nieces and nephews.

AIKEN -- of Groton and Plum Island, MA. April 11, 2013, John Francis Aiken, 59, died unexpectedly in Las Vegas, Nevada while traveling on business. Visiting Hrs. Thurs 5-8 P.M. at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School St., Groton, MA. A Funeral Service will be held 10 A.M. Friday at Our Lady of Grace Parish Worshipping at St. James Church St., James Ave., West Groton. Burial in Groton Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Please see

Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 17, 2013