Irene M. Ashley, 97, Massena NY
Massena- Mrs. Irene Mary (Charron) Ashley passed away peacefully in Rochester, NY, surrounded by her loving children, on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Mrs. Ashley was born October 30, 1925 to Valerie (Blais) and Daniel Charron, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
She married Darwin L. Ashley, following his release from the military, after WWII, on July 15, 1946 at Ste. Clement a l’eglise Ste. Anne Church, in Ottawa, Canada. As a devout Catholic, Mrs. Ashley was a dedicated member of Sacred Heart Church, and enjoyed her volunteer work at the Church and with the Servants of Mary as a seamstress. She was a talented cook, baker, and seamstress, an avid reader, and enjoyed being a member of the Women’s Canasta Club, a crafter with the Ladies Home Bureau, and a leader for the Cub Scouts. She worked as a dental assistant for twenty years and enjoyed traveling throughout the US, Canada and abroad. The Cooking Channel, experimenting with their recipes, and using her iPad for reading, games, and texting later became her favorite past times. In her eyes, her greatest achievement were her children, and her love for and dedication to her children were evident.
Mrs. Ashley was predeceased by her parents, a sister, Edna (Charron) Chapman, a brother, Ralph Charron, a son-in-law, Reid Stava, and her husband, Darwin L. Ashley in 1969. She is survived by her children, Jane Ashley-Stava of Rochester, NY; Daniel (Priscilla) Ashley of Boca Raton, FL; and Susan (Garvis) Bogosian of Massena, NY; and a sister, Noella Baillot of Ottawa, Canada. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Melissa (Jonathan) Emmons, and Ashley (Scott) Bogosian-Rinehart, along with her great-grandchildren, Jackson and Juliet Emmons, and Kinlie Rinehart, and several nieces and nephews.
Honoring our mother’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held in late August in Calvary Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.