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Bernard J. Ashley

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Bernard J. Ashley, 74, of Medway, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at his home in Medway. Survivors include his son Bernard Ashley of Bellingham, three daughters, Susan Ashley of Mashpee, Dianne Ashley of Georgia and Dawn Ashley-Smith and her husband Windell of Georgia and eight grandchildren, Rebecca, Amanda, Molly, Annie, Ashley, Nicholas, Jack and John. He is also survived by his sister Anne Auclair and her husband Richard of Latham, NY, his former spouse Sandra Brown of South Carolina and many nieces and nephews. Born in Boston on April 24, 1938, he was the son of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Dougan) Ashley. Mr. Ashley was a resident of Medway for many years and had resided in Falmouth during the 90's. He graduated from Boston College High School in 1957 and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and later a Master's Degree in Education from Stonehill College. He had also attended Boston College Law School. Before his retirement, Mr. Ashley was a teacher in the Holliston Public Schools for many years. Mr. Ashley was an avid reader and was a patron of the arts. He loved his trips to Scotland and Italy and actually lived in Italy for a few years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 151 Village St. in Medway on Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Burial will take place privately at St. Anne's Cemetery in Cranston, RI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the , 460 Totten Pond Rd. Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements are under the care of the Ginley-Crowley Funeral Home in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com).

Published in The Country Gazette from June 21 to June 28, 2012
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