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Jason C. Aines, 38, Berlin/Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Berlin on Sunday evening, March 4, 2012. Born in Rutland on March 11, 1973, he was the son of Bruce and Kathleen (Brown) Aines.
Jason was a 1991 graduate of Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. As a child his favorite pastime was riding bicycles with his best friend Roy and he spent many days at the Waterbury reservoir. He was a member of the Boy Scouts for several years. In high school Jason was on the wrestling team and following graduation joined the Army National Guard, 86th Field Artillery Unit in Waterbury.
Jason worked as a chef in several Waterbury area restaurants including the Bolton Valley Ski Resort. He was well loved by his Green Mountain Coffee Roasters family, where he was employed in maintenance. Most recently he worked for Allen Lumber Co. in Barre as a yardman, although he titled himself a “pilot.” When driving a forklift he would move building materials from here, and then “pile it” there.
As an avid outdoorsman he enjoyed kayak fishing, playing the guitar while singing around a campfire and Frisbee golf. He cherished the time he spent with his son Brandon and was always up for a four-wheeling trip in his Jeep or a camping trip with his friends. Jason looked forward to vacationing in Florida with his girlfriend Buffy and adding to his shark tooth collection.
Jason is survived by his parents, Bruce and Kathleen Aines of Waterbury; his son, Brandon Aines of Duxbury; his longtime girlfriend, Buffy Dodge of Berlin; his brothers, Ryan Aines and his wife Jennifer of Berlin, and Jody Aines and his wife Tammy of Waterbury; two nephews, Zander and Gavin; as well as extended family.
A time of visitation will take place for family and friends at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts for the benefit of his son would be appreciated to the Brandon Aines Fund, c/o of the Northfield Savings Bank, 29 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05676. To send online condolences visit www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury.