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.