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John A. Ashford

March 6, 1934 - September 25, 2017

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Obituaries » John A. Ashford

John A. Ashford (Sonny) March 6, 1934-Sept. 25, 2017.Barre- John Andrew Ashford of 745 W Corinth Rd., Washington, VT, died Monday, September 25th at the Berlin Health & Rehab in Berlin, VT with his immediate family comforting him. John was born in Barre, VT, March 6, 1934, son of Forrest & Stella Ashford. He attended Barre and Montpelier schools, eventually graduating Montpelier High. He started working at a very young age doing everything from candle pin set up to working garbage routes, he worked on the railroad at 17, then started working in the trades doing everything from mason tending to construction. Which became his passion. John was a good carpenter and a great worker. He was tireless no matter what the job. John’s interested included hunting and fishing, horseshoes and cribbage, he also loved to read westerns and put together puzzles. John is survived by his children Linda Yonkers and husband Jim, David Ashford and wife Janice and a step daughter, Brenda Carey and husband Dennis, 7 grand-children, and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Stella Lafountaine, Isabelle Evarts, and Dorothy Ashford. He was predeceased by his wife Geraldine Ashford, and Mary Martin, sisters Lila Pouleu, Elizabeth Plunket, and Virginia Soluere, Brothers Robert Ashford, Forrest Ashford, Edward Ashford, and Urban Ashford. He will be missed. No Calling Hours. No Services. Memorial Contributions may be made to local animal shelters.

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