Aina M McMannAugust 25, 1918 ~ October 23, 2016 (age 98)
Daughter of Gustaf Carlson and Anna Johansson Carlson, born in Boston on August 25, 1918 and moved to Stoughton in 1920. She was married for 59 years to the late Earl Bud McMann, and sister of the late Gustaf Eric Carlson and sister-in-law to the late Virginia Carlson.
She is survived by daughter Jean Inman of Avon, and son Earl McMann and wife Kirstin, of Norton, grandchildren Shawn McMann, Ross McMann and wife Amida, great-grandchildren Talyah and Ne’eman McMann, all of Florida.
Aina was a graduate of Stoughton High School and Bryant and Stratton Business school in Boston. She was employed as a stenographer for New England Freight Railroad, as a secretary for the Stoughton Public Library and in the administration office and teacher’s aide at the O’Donnell Middle School.
She was a Sunday School teacher and member of the United Church of Christ, serving on the Diaconate Board.
Her many community activities included Cub Scout Den Mother, Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, Town Meeting Representative, President and Chairman of the Board of the Stoughton Historical Society, and Secretary to the Stoughton Fourth of July Committee.
She became President of the Stoughton Junior Woman’s Club in 1943 and continued on through many roles reaching President of the Stoughton Woman’s Club, The Presidents Club of Massachusetts, and President of the Boston Parliamentary Law Club. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Preservation Rebekah Lodge.
“Nonnie” to her treasured grandchildren and Auntie Aina to her beloved nieces and nephews enjoyed family gatherings, music and dancing, playing the piano, travellng, and her many cats.
Visiting hours at Sheehan Funeral Home, 115 Monk Street, Stoughton, Friday, October 28, 4PM to 7PM with service at 7PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stoughton Food Pantry.