Gladys Ruth (Ashford) Collette of Lowell

1924 - 2015


September 11, 2015
3 PM- 7PM
Dolan Funeral Home


September 12, 2015
11 AM
Dolan Funeral Home

5623 ColletteMrs. Gladys Ruth (Ashford) Collette of Lowell, MA died Monday evening, September 7, 2015 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

She was married to the late Mr. Andrew W. Collette who died on April 18, 2000.

Born in Manchester, NH on November 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold A. and Lena (Elsner) Ashford. She was the sister of the late Frederick N. Ashford of Lowell who died October 23, 2003.

She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1940.

Gladys was employed in the electronics business with the Raytheon Corp. in South Lowell as a tester from 1969 till her retirement in 1987.

She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church of Lowell.

She was a past member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality at Sacred Heart Parish in Lowell, MA. She was also a past Girl Scout Leader and a past Vice President and current member of the Walker-Rogers V.F.W. auxiliary Post 662 in Lowell.

Gladys is survived by three sons and their wives, Andrew and Diane Collette of Chelmsford, Kenneth and Joy Collette of North Las Vegas, NV, William and Maryellen Collette also of Las Vegas, NV, two daughters and their husbands, Judy and Ralph Sawtelle of Lowell, Kelley and Hiram Reyes of Grafton, WV, as well as thirteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren as well as great-great grandchildren and several close friends.

Visiting hours Fri. 3 to 7 PM. Her Funeral Service will be Sat. at 11AM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lowell, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

3 Condolences for Gladys Ruth (Ashford) Collette of Lowell

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    Mary Ellen Botto Cruckshank


    Judy, Ralph and Collette Family: I am sorry for your loss. I know your Dad was waiting for your Mom with open arms to greet her in Heaven. I often told Gladys without her I wouldn’t be here, since she introduced my Dad to my Mom. She was a wonderful woman with a love of life. Her legacy will live on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. God Bless her. Rest in Peace Gladys. Love, Mary Ellen (Botto) Cruckshank

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    Billy Sheehan


    I Will Always Remember Gladys Growing up in the Sacred Heart Parish, she was a lot of fun, my sympathy to andy—billy—Kenny & Family—I hope they Remember Me.

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    Aida E Reyes


    My deepest condolences to the family on your loss.
    I met Gladys throughout the years and remeber her as an energetic, quick-whitted and kind woman; she left behind only
    good feelings to those she came in contact with. God bless her memory.

    Aida E. Reyes

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