UXBRIDGE, Mass. - Louise D. (Lavallee) Ashton, of 148 Quaker Highway, died at home on Friday, July 13, after an illness.
She is survived by four daughters; Sandra J. Peterson and her husband Ludwig, of North Smithfield; Brenda J. Scroggins and her husband James, of Mystic, Conn.; Cynthia A. Daltorio of Worcester; Tina M. Paul of Uxbridge, with whom she lived; a brother, Arthur “Slim” Lavallee, of Sutton; and by 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, John B. Lawrence Ashton, on July 27, 1998, a daughter Donna L. Ashton of Woonsocket, R.I., on Oct. 16, 2011, a grandson Jacob B. Taft, a sister Dorothy Harris, and four brothers George, Ernest, Albert and Henry “Sonny” Lavallee.
Born in Sutton on June 8, 1928, she was the daughter of Albert and Vernie (Wilson) Lavallee, and lived in Uxbridge for 62 years. She was educated in the Sutton School system and worked as a weaver at Hayward Schuster Woolen Co. in Douglas, Stanley Woolen Mill in Uxbridge, and Genpac in Manchaug. She retired when she was 62.
She was the past president at the Oliver Ashton Post 343 Women’s Auxiliary in Northbridge for 63 years. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Uxbridge. Louise enjoyed feeding and watching birds, crocheting and casino trips, and was an avid Red Sox fan. Family always came first to Louise. Her home was always open and was where they would celebrate holidays. She took her first Harley ride on her 75th birthday.
Her burial service will be held on Saturday, July 28, at noon in St. Paul’s Cemetery, 311 Manchaug Road, Sutton.
Donations in Louise’s memory may be made to the VNA & Hospice of Greater Milford, 37 Birch St., Milford, MA 01757.
Arrangements are being handled by http://www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com.