Esther R. (Conway) Aimola, age 97

of Rockland

Esther R. (Conway) Aimola, age 97

Esther R. (Conway) Aimola, age 97, of Rockland, devoted mother of Patricia Vacca and her husband Richard, also of Rockland, died peacefully, Sunday, August 28, 2022, holding her daughter’s hand.

She was born in Hingham, to the late James and Marian (Stetson) Conway. She graduated from Rockland High School and worked in the office of Bethlehem Steel during the war and before her marriage. She loved to dance and met her beloved husband, Adolph “Dolphy” Aimola, at one of those dances. They were together for sixty-eight years before his passing in 2013. She retired in 1990 from State Street Bank, where she worked in the very first debit card department.

Golfing was a passion she learned from her husband, who called her “Irish” for all their days together. They belonged to Furnace Brook Golf Club, South Shore Country Club, and Citrus Hills Country Club in Florida where they enjoyed their retirement. They enjoyed traveling to play at some of the country’s most famous golf courses.

Esther was the loving grandmother of Juliane Shaw and her husband Ralph of Hampden, Maine, and Jennifer Farrand and her husband Michael of Frankfort, Illinois, and the cherished great-grandmother of Alessandra Tuttle and her husband Brad of Bangor, Maine, Rebecca Iezzi and her husband Anthony, and Kelsey Baker and her husband Jared, all of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Madison Badeen of Hampden, Maine. She was the very proud great-great-grandmother of Elliott Baker of Pittsburgh, Penn., and step great-great-grandmother to Steven and Brooklyn Tuttle of Bangor, Maine. She was predeceased by her nine siblings, James, Marian, Jeremiah, William, and Richard Conway, Alice Krappe, Dorothy Dyson, Lorraine Reardon, and Evelyn Personeni. She leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, and Godchildren. Esther was the last of her generation from both the Conway and Aimola families (a total of seventeen brothers and sisters combined).

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, September 2, from 5 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Saturday, September 3, at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, West Quincy.


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  • Dear Pat, Dick and families, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. . May God hold her in the palm of his hands

  • Auntie Esther had such a wonderful way about her that you always knew you that you were loved when in her presence. Wishing peace for her, Pat and all of her family so dear to her. Xoxoxo

  • She was a wonderful woman and loved her family. An avid golfer in her day.

  • Pat, Dick and family Deepest condolences, so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • I’m sorry Patty and Richard for the loss of my dear Aunt Esther my godmother I miss you rest in peace God bless

  • Dear Pat and family
    Your mother has always looked so vibrant and beautiful. Hard to believe she was 97. I know how creative you are Pat and what a great Italian cook. Pretty sure those talents came from your Mom. May she now Rest In Peace with our Father in Heaven.

  • Pat Dick and family, it is with a heavy heart that we pass on our condolences to you all. Your mom Esther was a wonderful ,beautiful lady.. She gave birth to my best friend Pat. I will always cherish my time with Dolphy and Esther.They were the perfect parents with the perfect beautiful child.. I was blessed to know them and love them. God Bless you all!

  • Sending condolences to Mrs Jennifer Farrand and family on the lost of a beautiful woman in their lives. May God give all of you strength at this time and comfort within your hearts to celebrate a life well lived . Keeping the whole family in prayers.
    Mrs. Sosa

  • Just looking at your pic cture in this post you look great as usual Esther. It’s sad that you have past, but as I wrote to Jennifer, You and Dolphi will be enjoying each other together again. Rest In Peace…

  • Patty and family, so sorry to hear of Esther’s passing. And to Julianne and Jennifer you both were blessed with such a gracious and caring grandmother. So sorry Patty.

  • Auntie Patty, uncle Dick, Julianne, Jennifer & family.

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Esther was a remarkable woman. She showed such grace, love & compassion. Everyone who met her was blessed with her endearing smile, contagious aura & the most beautiful way that she held her family so tightly together. I will never forget spending time with her as a young kid. Loved her style/outfits!

    Deepest of sympathies. Alicia, Rick & the girls.

  • Patricia just learned of your loss. Please accept my condolences

    Janet S

  • Dear Patty, Dick, and Family,

    I am sorry on the loss of your beloved mother who personified beauty, grace, charm and style. She had a warm heart, generous smile, and will always be fondly remembered.

    With sympathy,