Nina Brann Aho, obituary

Posted:  Friday, January 6, 2017 - 2:30pm

UNION — Nina Brann Aho, of Union, died Dec. 24, 2016, at the Augusta Center for Longterm Care, after a period of declining health. She was born to Delbert and Georgia Colby Brann in Whitefield on Aug. 31, 1920. She was the oldest of seven children.

Nina attended Whitefield schools and later graduated from Cony High School and Gates Business School in Augusta.

On Feb. 24, 1946, she married the love of her life, Bruno Aho. They met at a dance, she was pretty; he was handsome, they clicked. After getting married they lived briefly in Turner, before settling on the Aho family farm in Union, where Nina resided for the rest of her life.

Nina was a cheerful, fun-loving, big-hearted, warm person with a hearty laugh and embracing hug who loved life and people. As a young woman, Nina loved to attend local dances and enjoyed the company of friends. After moving to Union she helped run the family chicken farm and helped to care for her father-in-law, Henry Aho. For extra money, she made Christmas wreaths each fall. For a number of years she worked as bookkeeper for A.L. Stewart and Sons, a local blueberry processing plant in Union.

She was a long-time member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meetings and weigh-in were held in Waldoboro, followed by pie at Moody's Diner. She was a town ballot clerk and a member of several organizations, including Union Senior Citizens and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a long-time member of the Union Country Club; an avid golfer, she rarely missed Wednesday Ladies Day.

She was the devoted grandmother to Daniel Aho, rarely missing any activity he was involved in. Many hours were spent on bleachers in venues around the state. A great pleasure was following Dan as he progressed from Little League through American Legion Baseball.

She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Bruno Aho; her father and mother; her step-mother, Inez Brann; her father-in-law; a sister, Marcia Farrington; her brothers, Delbert Brann II and Austin Brann; her sister-in-laws, Joyce Brann and Martha Brann; her brother-in-law, Carlton Farrington; her nephews, Tim Farrington and Delbert Brann III; and her nieces, Sally Russell and Greta Gould.

She is survived by her sons, Hank Aho and his partner, Glenice Skelton, of Washington, and Ron Aho and his wife, Pattie, of Newcastle; her  grandson, Daniel Aho and his wife, Stevie, of Cumberland; her great-granddaughters, Eva Violet and Nea Elyse Aho of Cumberland; her sisters, Frances Gould and her husband, Don, of Whitefield, and Betty Crocker of Coopers Mills; her brother, Freeman of Houston, Texas; her sister-in-law, Marti Brann of Vassalboro; a favorite niece, Kathy Buschynski and her husband, Tom, of Schoharie, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews; her granddogs, Tyson and Quigley; and long-time feline companion, VeeJay.

Nina's family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks for the fine care, support and comfort provided by the staff at the Augusta Center for Longterm Care and MaineGeneral Hospice.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no visiting hours or funeral service. The family will have a memorial service at a time and place to be named at a later date.

Gifts in Nina's memory can be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841

Hall's of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.