Aili Eileen J. “Dixie” Lind

December 15th, 2012

Aili Eileen J. “Dixie” Lind, age 95, died December 14th in Wilmington, MA.

Eileen was born March 31, 1917 in Hancock, MI to William and Lydia (maiden name) Ryytty.  She grew up on a farm in Pelky, MI.  During the war she moved to Detroit and worked as a Telephone Operator.  There she met her future husband, Kenneth, who was in the Army Air Corps. stationed in the area.  After marrying, Eileen and Kenneth moved to Massachusetts.

Eileen worked as a waitress in various restaurants and as a sales clerk in Weinberg’s Department Store in Wilmington.

After living in several towns, the family moved to Wilmington, MA, where she spent the rest of her life.

Eileen was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth J. Lind, devoted mother of Kenneth J. Lind, Jr. and his wife Mirta of Littleton and Bruce F. Lind and his wife Susan of Scarborough, ME, loving grandmother of Kevin Lind and great-grandmother of Matthew and Jessica Lind, cherished daughter of the late William and Lydia (Seppanen) Ryytty, dear sister of Hilia Offord of Michigan and the late Lillian Ryytty.  Eileen was also pre-deceased by her niece Gail.

Funeral Services for Eileen will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations in Eileen’s name may be made to the Lahey Clinic, Cardiac Unit, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 or to Windsor Place, 92 West St., Wilmington, MA 01887.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Windsor Place Carlyle 1 for the care they gave our mother during her last days.


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Aili Eileen J. “Dixie” Lind”

  1. Eleanor Buckley says:

    Dear Lind Family,
    My sincere condolences to you all at the loss of your mother, Dixie. She was a wonderful lady and I so enjoyed the time I spent with her. I was her homemaker for almost eight years and we had many lovely conversations about her family and what her life was like growing up on a farm in Michigan. I visited with her a couple of months ago and I was so pleased she remembered me. Again, my sympathies to the family.

  2. kelsey lee says:

    To the family of Aili Eileen J. Lind,
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34;18) With sympathy,

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