Adolph S. "Dolph" Aimola,
died peacefully at home Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the age of 87.
Dolph leaves his beloved wife of 68 years, Esther (Conway) Aimola. He was the loving father of Patricia Vacca and her husband Richard of Abington, the doting grandfather of Juliane Shaw and her husband Ralph of Etna ME, and Jennifer Farrand and her husband, Michael of Frankfort, Il; the proud great grandfather of Alessandra and Madi Grace Evans of Etna Me, and Rebecca and Kelsey Farrand of Pittsburgh PA. He was a special Great Grampi to Hunter Shaw, also of Etna.
Born in Quincy, son of the late Domenic and Grazietta (DeLeandro) Aimola, he leaves two sisters, Rachel Romig of Quincy and Frances Barr of Stuart, Florida. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony, Armando, and Alfred and his sister Adeline Sachetti.
Dolph began his career as a machinist studying at Quincy trade school. He retired as Vice-President of Manufacturing for Mathewson Machine Works in Quincy, with a seat on the Board at Quincy College.
Dolph was a talented drummer, playing in venues throughout greater Boston.
A true athlete, his loves were football and golf. He played semi-pro football for the Quincy Manets, was a member of Furnace Brook Country Club, South Shore Country Club and Citrus Hills Country Club in Florida. One of the originators of the South Shore two-ball tournament back in the 80's, he received an award from the Mass Golf Association for his dedicated work with the two-ball tournament and also received the Executive of the Year Award from the Tournament Players League.
Dolph brought the two-ball tournament back as a four-ball to South Shore Country Club three years ago. He was recently honored by having this year's tournament named for him.
Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Wednesday, July 31 at 8:30am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John's Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 9:30am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Mr. Aimola's memory to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.
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