Aldia M. (Couture) Buss

August 25, 2006

Aldia M. (Couture) Buss

ALDIA M. (COUTURE) BUSS – in Woburn, formerly of Somerville, Friday, August 25th. Beloved wife of the late Richard E. Buss. Devoted mother of Richard P. Buss and his loving fiancée Rose Mary Mahoney of Winthrop, Paula M. (Buss) Borgasano and her husband Anthony, Susan J. (Buss) Sheppard and her husband Charles, all of Woburn, and Lynda A. (Buss) Long and her husband Scott of SC. Dear grandmother of Jesse, Christopher and Briana Buss, Daniel, Michael and Lauren Borgasano, Eric and Allison Sheppard, Jeanine Briggs, Kristin Adriano and great-grandson Patrick Buss. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 29th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street,Woburn at 10. Calling hours on Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Mrs. Buss’ memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Aldia (Couture) Buss, of Woburn, formerly of Somerville, passed away Friday evening, August 25th, after a brief illness, at her daughters home with her family at her side. The wife of the late Richard E. Buss, she was eighty-six years of age.

Born in Wilton, New Hampshire, Aldia was the daughter of the late Joseph and Victoria (Bellamore) Couture. Mrs. Buss moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, at the age of three. At the beginning of her high school years she moved to Somerville where she graduated from Somerville High School with the Class of 1941.

In 1947, following the war, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard P. Buss, to whom she was happily married for forty-two years. During that time they raised four lovely children, and she devoted her life to caring for her family. They spent many happy weeks at Winnipesaukee, vacationing in the summertime and weekends into early fall for over forty years. As the family grew and grandchildren were arriving, they shared in the fun and festivities there. Holidays were a special time in the Buss household, were they were always celebrated until later years when they were celebrated at her daughters’ homes.

In 1989 Mrs. Buss moved to Woburn to be nearer to her children and grandchildren

Known affectionately as “Gram???, she was adored by her grandchildren and would partake in all of their activities at school, on the fields and at the basketball courts. Lego’s were something that she and her grandchildren all loved to do together, building and designing. Often when they woke in the morning there would be a new structure, designed by Gram!

Mrs. Buss loved to bowl, and enjoyed the reputation of the “High Single Bowler??? for a number of years. Playing cards and volunteering at the Jenks Center also filled many hours of her days. She was also a member of the Auxillary VFW Logan Post in Somerville.

In addition to her husband Richard, she was predeceased by her sisters Agnes, Lillian, and Lena and brothers Joseph, Wilfred and Victor Couture.

Mrs. Buss is survived by her son Richard P. Buss and his fiancée RoseMary Mahoney of Winthrop, her daughters Paula M. (Buss) Borgasano and her husband Anthony, Susan J. (Buss) Sheppard and her husband Charles, all of Woburn and Lynda A (Buss) Long and her husband Scott of SC, her grandchildren Jesse, Christopher and Briana Buss, Daniel, Michael and Lauren Borgasano, Eric and Allison Sheppard, Jeanine Briggs, Kristin Adriano and her great grandson Patrick Buss.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 29th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 8p.m.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Buss’ memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. Dear Paula Tony Dan,Michael,and Lauren
    Iam so sorry to hear about your mom-grandmother she was a lovely lady so involved with all of you But look at all the great memories you all have of her. I remember her going to all the basketball games she was just so sweet>
    Now she is in a better place May she RIP
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time

    Love
    Donna Morales

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