SOUTHBRIDGE: Mark Ashton, 66, of Glover St, died Sunday, July 13, at Rose Monahan Hospice Home.
He leaves his wife of 42 years Jean (Glondek) Ashton; a sister Linda Ashton Black and her companion Julian Kotekas of Manchester, NH; 2 brothers Steven Ashton and his wife Janice of Southbridge; Ted Ashton and his wife Kathy of Sturbridge; nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, brother-in-law and sister in-law Ed and Barbara McManus of Auburn.
Mark graduated from Southbridge High School in 1966 and Syracuse University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in communications.
He was working at Stonebridge Press for many years. At one time he worked for Old Sturbridge Village and the Center of Hope.
He was a member of the YMCA and served on the Board of Directors, he also was on the board for Interfaith Hospitality, and served on the Board of Directors for the United Way.
He was a member The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Oxford. He served on many of the church’s groups.
Mark enjoyed woodworking, photography, reading, playing his guitar and piano. He was the last member of the John B singers.
His funeral will be held at 10:0AM, Thursday, July 17, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 49 Old Webster Rd, Oxford. (Please go directly to church). Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Southbridge.
Calling hours are 5:00 to 7:00PM Wednesday, July 16, in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, 279 Hamilton St. Southbridge, MA 01550