Marilyn S. Ashton

RICHFORD – Marilyn S. Ashton, age 82, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at The Villa Rehab Center in St. Albans.

She was born May 19, 1934 in Highgate to the late Merrill & Mabel (Barr) Smith.

Marilyn spent most of her life living in Richford. She worked at the Union Carbide Company in St. Albans for 27 years. Her hobbies included walking, cooking, sewing and knitting. Marilyn loved animals, especially her dogs Cody & Jessie. Holidays, family dinners and weekends spent at John & Ramona’s home with family and friends were her favorite memories.

She is survived by her 3 children, Kelley Ashton of Waterbury, William Ashton and his wife Joyce of Highgate and Lesa Ashton of Loveland, CO; 4 grandchildren, Edwin Miller, Wade Ashton, Rebecca Ashton and Kylie Haynes and special nieces & nephews, Darrell & Jen Regan and their children Adam & Hayley, Eileen Benneig and her children Jesse, Robert, Selina & Eric, Darlene & Chris Larose and their daughter Isabelle and Ronald Regan and his children Emily & David. Besides her parents, Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Ashton; her sister, Ramona Regan and her husband John; nephew, Gary Benneig and a great nephew, Christian Regan.

In keeping with Marilyn’s wishes there will be no public services.

For those who wish, contributions in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.

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