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Miriam Allen Aikens
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1925
Fall River
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 2011
Pittsfield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Miriam Allen Aikens 1925-2011 PITTSFIELD Mrs. Miriam Allen Aikens, 86, died Saturday evening at Springside of Pittsfield. Born in Fall River on Feb. 22, 1925 the daughter of Ralph and Rita Willis Allen, she was a 1944 graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon High School. Miriam's love of music, art, dance and nature was evident throughout her life in all she did. She instilled in her children that same love and appreciation. She was a soloist at various churches; she played the piano and took part in theatrical productions. She was also an artist, painting many of her favorite nature scenes. Miriam enjoyed photography and travel, both of which she did extensively in her later years. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold Norris Aikens, whom she married in 1945. He died in 1992. She leaves four daughters, Laurie Donovan of Richmond, Lynn Isabelle of Medway, Meredith Pratt of Tinmouth, Vt. and Jane Gagnon of Virginia; and 13 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Tom Aikens, who died in 1999. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services for Miriam Allen Aikens will be Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield conducted by the Rev. Gwen Sears. A calling hour will precede the service from 9 to 10 am. Burial will follow at the High St. Cemetery in Hingham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on October 12, 2011 
 
Burial:
High Street Cemetery
Hingham
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: GJM
Record added: Oct 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78356968
Miriam <i>Allen</i> Aikens
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