TROY- Mildred Lasek Ashdown, 91, former Kane Apartment and longtime Third Avenue, Lansingburgh resident, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Van Rensselaer Manor.
Born on November 22, 1917, she was raised and educated in Cohoes. Mildred was the daughter of the late John Lasek and Agnes Dudek Lasek and devoted wife of the late Earl V. Ashdown who died in 1993.
Mildred was a seamstress with the former Nirenberg & Son, Inc. in Troy. She was a member of the American Polish Association, Group 2462 of Cohoes, the Polish National Alliance of Cohoes, member of the Mother’s Club at St. Augustine’s School and a communicant of St. Augustine’s Church.
Mildred’s family was the center of her life. Mildred enjoyed cooking her traditional Polish Christmas Eve meals for her family. She loved music and entertaining for her loved ones. She cherished her Sunday get togethers with her grandchildren, family picnics, sewing and always looked forward to her many trips to Virginia. Mildred especially enjoyed her long rides in the countryside with her husband Earl. Mildred was truly a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She taught her family strength and to carry on her traditions.
a daughter Marion A. Bechard (Eugene) of Troy,
a son Robert J. Ashdown (Joan) of Herndon, VA
nine cherished grandchildren, Dawn Bechard of Waterford,
Barbara Bechard Welch (Victor) of Wynantskill,
Theresa Bechard Bellerose (Mark) of Troy,
Noreen Bechard Marchese (Chris) of Cape Cod,
Brian Bechard (Frank Grunerio) of Chicago, David Ashdown (Lisa) of Dayton, OH Michael Ashdown (Rosa) of North Carolina, Kelly Begley (Brent), and Sandy Bergesen (Erik) both of Virginia,
19 great grandchildren Sarah, Elizabeth and Lauren Monahan, Meghan and Melissa Welch, Ashley Bellerose, Christopher Bechard, Celsea Powers, Kersten and Karley Marchese, Allison, Garrett, Cameron, Sierra and Jenna Ashdown, Morgan and Connor Begley, Alexa Bergesen, Samantha Ashdown,
four great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mildred was predeceased by three brothers Stanley, Michael, Joseph Lasek,
and a sister Mary Perreault
The family wishes to thank the staff at Van Rensselaer Manor for the wonderful care of Mildred, especially the C-1 staff.
Funeral services Saturday 9:00 a.m. from the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Augustine’s Church, 115th Street and 4th Avenue Lansingburgh where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will take place in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Waterford.
For online guestbook please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com .