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THERESA A. ASHTON - SOUTH BURLINGTON - Theresa A. Ashton, 84, of South Burlington and formerly of Barre, died peacefully in her sleep in Starr Farm Nursing Center, in Burlington, on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Theresa was born in Barre on April 3, 1928, the daughter of Leo and Helen (Theriault) Begin. She was married to Harold "Mike" Ashton, who predeceased her on April 24, 1998. She was a member of St. John Vianney Parish, where she attended church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, tag sales, and her loving dog and guardian, "Gracie". Theresa is survived by three children, Harold "Jim" Ashton and his wife, Kay, Michael R. Ashton, and Mary Singing Wolf; two grandchildren, Tina Marie Wallis and her husband, Richard, and Sherry Lee Thibault and her husband, Reginald; great-grandchildren, Jacob Daniel Wallis, Joshua David Wallis, Mikayla Anne Wallis, Ethan Ashton Thibault, and Hailey Ingis Thibault; sisters and brothers and their spouses, Rita Carlson, Cecile and Stuart Mashtare, Leon and Judy Begin, Paul and Darla Begin, Celeste Caverhill, and Roger and Jane Begin; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was predeceased by her sister and brothers, Anne, Joseph, PeeWee, Lionel, Ernest, and Alcide. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington. Interment will follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 1, 2013
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