Pamela J. Aronson, 69, of Grafton

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Pamela J. AronsonGrafton – Pamela Jean (Huling) Aronson, 69, of Grafton left us too soon on Friday, November 25, 2022.

Pam joined the world on September 30, 1953, the second of seven children born to the late John and Teresa Huling. She grew up in Natick, graduated from Natick High School, and was a graduate of Wellesley College.

Pam is described by those that loved her as brilliant, thoughtful, supportive, loving, and passionate. She was true to her wood personality type: she was wise and reliable, organized and logical, motivated, confident, earnest, generous, and compassionate, with her mind always on the go. Although her time with us was way too short, Pam (ever the over-achiever) accomplished so much in her 69 years.

Like many others in her family, Pam was a gifted and talented musician. She was a professional pianist for many years, “running the room” at the famous Diamond Jim’s Piano Bar at the Lenox Hotel in Boston and later playing the dining room at the Wellesley Country Club. She was as comfortable playing Chopin as she was Cole Porter and could change keys at a moment’s notice to keep up with any out of tune singer. She loved a good sing-along, and you never knew when something would remind her of song lyrics and she would burst into song.

Pam was ahead of her time, embracing the “work from home” lifestyle in the late 80’s before anyone knew what the letters WFH meant. She began her 25-year career with Bose Corporation entering warranty card information into a computer at home so that she could be present every day for her young daughters (who will never forget the exciting day she came across Patrick Swayze’s warranty card). As her daughters grew, so did her responsibilities at Bose. She worked her way up the corporate ladder, meeting her future husband, Scott, along the way, and eventually retired in 2013 after many years of successfully managing special projects for the company. Pam was highly regarded by her professional colleagues who recognized her dedication and resourcefulness, noting that she delivered her work with compassion and understanding, as well as “superior quality, creativity, and elegance.” Anyone that knew Pam knows that everything she did, she did with “superior quality, creativity, and elegance.”

Pam had a laugh we all loved to hear and a huge smile that we will never forget. She loved a good comedy (Overboard and Scrooged were two of her favorites) but was never able to sit still long enough to make it through a movie in one sitting. This restlessness translated into her professional life as well; after retiring from one career, she launched immediately into a new adventure, this time pursuing her calling in energy medicine. As passionate as she was about her energy work, she was even more so about sharing her knowledge, skills, and compassion with others. She was relentless in her commitment to make our world a better place, sharing her talents by teaching others about the alternative ways people can take charge of and improve their health. When Pam was leaving Bose, one of her colleagues prophetically wrote to her: “I know that you will continue to touch people where you go and that your passion for people and seeing people better off than before they met you will be a blessing to many others in the future.” We couldn’t agree more. We have all been blessed and are better off for having Pam in our lives.

Even with all the success Pam achieved throughout her career, her proudest accomplishment was raising three intelligent, independent, strong, capable, beautiful, and compassionate daughters. Kathleen, Maureen and Deborah were the lights of her life. Pam was always grateful that she was blessed with such well-behaved angels as children (well… except for that one day), but Kat, Mo & Deb recognized from an early age how lucky they were to have a mother as wonderful, supportive, inspiring and loving as Pam. She will be fondly remembered for buying us a copy of Dirty Dancing when we were too young; for yelling “fingers!” every time she was about to close a car door; for her “mom’s magic” culinary delights; and many more special things.

Pam is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 17 years, Scott Aronson, and his daughter, Heather Aronson. Wherever Pam is, we know she is comforted by the fact that her three beloved daughters, Kathleen Kenealy (Matthew Scher), Maureen Kenealy, and Deborah Housten (Drew) have each other (and Pico and Mija). She also leaves behind her siblings Karen Reardon (David Vickstrom), Janice Whitney (David), John Huling, Jr., Thomas Huling, Robert Huling (Sherry), and Martha Huling; many cousins, nieces, and nephews; along with Judy and Betsy, whom she also considered family.

Pam’s passion and talent for gardening made Mother Earth proud.

In lieu of sending flowers, please plant a little something this spring in her memory.

A private memorial celebrating Pam’s life will be scheduled for after the holiday season in January 2023.

The Roney Funeral Home of North Grafton assisted with arrangements.