1958 – 2017
Brenda Lynn (Challinor) Aiken, 59, of Danielson, Connecticut, passed away on October 11, 2017 at Davis Place surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on June 15, 1958 in Putnam, CT to James and Gloria (Tetreault) MacKenzie. She married Kenneth Aiken at 16 years old, this December would have marked 44 years of marriage.
Brenda lived all her life in Connecticut with her family. Many years ago, she worked at Superior Bakery with her husband Kenneth. Brenda enjoyed babysitting her nieces and nephews when they were younger and spending time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite things to do included going to bingo, going to the casino, shopping, playing Yahtzee and Scat, and sharing a good conversation. Brenda had a heart of gold and always did whatever she could to make others happy. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She will forever be loved and missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Brenda is survived by her daughter Tara Aiken and her long-term companion Daniel Paine both of Putnam, CT, her grandsons: Jared Jordan and Oliver Paine both of Putnam, CT, her brothers Dennis Challinor of Thompson, CT, Robert Challinor of Rittman, Ohio, and James MacKenzie of Thompson, CT, her sister Patricia Sargent of Putnam CT, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents James and Gloria MacKenzie, her husband Kenneth Aiken, her brothers Richard Challinor, Michael Challinor, David Challinor, and William MacKenzie, and her sister Kathleen Fague.
Funeral services and cremation are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.