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Barbara L. (Fecteau) Ash

HAVERHILL: Barbara L. (Fecteau) Ash, 89, wife of the late Vincent J. Ash, died May 6, 2011 at Baker-Katz Nursing Home.

Born in Haverhill on December 16, 1921, Mrs. Ash was the daughter of the late Oscar and Myrtle (Wentworth) Fecteau.

Mrs. Ash was educated in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1937. She worked many years as a bench worker at Western Electric prior to her retirement in 1981. Mrs. Ash was a longtime active member of Portland Street Baptist Church where she served on the Diaconate, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was devoted to her family, enjoyed cooking and
spending time at the beach.

Mrs. Ash is survived by her children, Diane M. Waterhouse and husband George of Merrimac, MA and Boynton Beach, FL, Michael J. Roberts and his wife Diane of Nashua, NH, Kathryn A. Brindle and her husband Michael of Bradford; grandchildren, David Waterhouse and his wife Joanne, Barbara Sielicki and her husband Charles, Robert Waterhouse and his wife Kristine, Beth Jewett, all of Merrimac, MA, Christine Auclair and her husband Richard of Kittery, ME, Faith Burke of Londonderry, NH, Michael Smith of Haverhill; fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was the sister of the late Natalie Flammia.

Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. A private memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to SolAmor Hospice, 161 South Main Street, Suite 209, Middleton, MA 01949.

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