Aisha Bugg passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at the age of 46. Aisha was a wonderful person who will always be remembered for her fun-loving spirit, her mischievous smile, as well as her smarts and quick wit. She could say SO much with just one look. She was a sister to many, and always had her friends’ back. You could count on her to offer her honest opinion and support. You always knew where you stood with Aisha; she had a way of making everyone around her feel comfortable but wouldn’t tolerate any nonsense. She knew who she was and unapologetically so.
Aisha was born in Boston on April 14, 1975, to Brenda Bugg and James Reed. She started her education in preschool at the Montessori School in Dorchester, then grade school at Parkside Academy in Jamaica Plain. She attended Blenman Elementary in Arizona until the family moved to Uniondale NY. It was there that she began middle school at Turtle Hook, where she was a cheerleader and won a National Honor Society award! She then moved back to Boston and attended Beaver Country Day School in Brookline, where she graduated high school and was on the cross-country team. Aisha also attended Wheaton College and showcased her beautiful singing voice alongside the Wheaton Whims acapella group.
Aisha began her career at BankBoston, followed by many years with the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development and then the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance as an executive assistant. Along the way, she made many friends who loved her and coworkers who appreciated her hard work and attention to detail.
Aisha was an only child and is survived by both parents Brenda Bugg and James Reed, her uncles, Mitchell Bugg, and Brenda’s twin brother Vernon Bugg. She will be sorely missed by her soulmate Vincent Yancey Jr. They were together for over 10 years, but lived a full life of friendship, love, and support. Aisha was amazing on her own, but Vinnie and Aisha together were not just a great couple, they were a force of nature. Aisha also leaves behind her fur family: Amirah, Cairo and Moxie. She is predeceased by Corkey, Mocha and Kenya.
If you knew Aisha, you know that she often preferred the company of animals to that of most humans. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ASPCA (https://secure.aspca.org/donate/ps-memory-sl-p1?) or Sweet Farm, the farm animal sanctuary where Paco the llama lives. Paco was a special guest at Aisha’s zoom birthday party this past spring (https://www.sweetfarm.org/donate).
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