VERNOOY, Aliette R. (Kahn)


Age 84, of Sudbury MA and formerly Lynnfield MA, passed away unexpectedly of cardiac arrest, on June 17, 2018.  She was the beloved wife for over 62 years to Anton Vernooy, the founder of Anver Corporation in Hudson, MA.  Aliette is survived by her husband and her four children; Estelle Fralinger and her husband Albert of Bridgeton, NJ, Franck Vernooy of Hudson MA, Manon Martyn and her husband Jeff of Gloucester MA, Clara Bragg and her husband Andrew of Pepperell, MA.  Aliette was a proud grandmother of 13 and a great grandmother of 3. She is also survived by her brother Yves Kahn and his wife Murielle of Paris, France along with her extended family both in France and the Netherlands. Aliette was born, raised and educated in Paris, France where she met her future husband and married in 1954.  Along with her husband, a Dutch Project Engineer, she traveled extensively throughout Europe and the US for 10 years.  She was the anchor and soul of a growing tri-lingual family and enrolled in any language acquisition courses she could find.  By the time the family immigrated to the US in 1964 Aliette was fluent in 4 languages besides her native French and had a working knowledge of many more. Aliette was a fantastic mother, grand and great grandmother, she managed the entire household, handled the education of her children and was always a strong international partner to her husband.  She was also a talented knitter and embroiderer with a keen eye for color and design.Aliette’s main interest was the entire field of language acquisition, psycholinguistics and neuroscience of the brain.  At age 41, Aliette earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude in 1981 from Boston University and went on to Harvard Graduate School of Education to earn her master’s degree in education in 1983.  She had also studied 3 years of Russian to better be able to follow her passion. She applied her considerable knowledge as research assistant in the department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and several area hospital research centers.  Between 1994 to 1998 she was a teacher of English and American culture to hundreds of Russian Jewish refugees in Salem, MA. A private family service was held.  Relatives and friends are invited to join the family in celebrating Aliette’s life on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778. In lieu of flowers, donations in Aliette’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.






Arrangements by
Schlossberg & Solomon Memorial Chapel
"Family Owned"

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