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“Jan i was saddened to read of Tom's passing. You spoke so lovingly of him at quilting that I felt i knew him just a bit. My deepest sympathy and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Veronica LeDuc (Ronnie)

“Jan, Louise and I were so very sorry to read about the death of your beloved husband. He had to have been a wonderful man as he allowed you for...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Rosemarie and Louise Carvalho

“Jan, Louise and I were so very sorry to read about the death of your beloved husband. He had to have been a wonderful man as he allowed you for...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: arvalhoRosemarie and Louise C

“Dear Jan & Family - My Thoughts & Deepest Sympathy are with all of you! Love, Debbie Luzzi ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Luzzi

“We are so very sorry to hear about Tom. What a wonderful man to have known. We are thinking of you and send our prayers. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Noella Duguay and family - CT

“My sincerest condolences to the family of Tom. I sold Tom and Jan's home in Waterbury and enjoyed working with them both. Losing one's husband of...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Josephine DiSantis

“Our condolences. We knew him as a sweet, gentle man ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Andy and Betty Topazio


Thomas F. Ashe, 96, of Simsbury, beloved husband for 61 years of Jeannette “Jan” (Jolin) Ashe, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Born in Waterbury, CT on February 6, 1921, he was son of the late Daniel M. Ashe and Julia (Brennan) Ashe. Thomas graduated from St. Mary Elementary School and attended Leavenworth High School in Waterbury. He worked at a division of Chase Brass & Copper Co. as a machine operator and a stock clerk. Since he was a child, he loved going to the movies and listening to the radio. He met his wife on a blind date set up by friends. They were married in Waterbury during a snow storm on April 7, 1956. He and his wife lived in, and lovingly restored, an old home in the East End of Waterbury. They raised a family there, and he hand-built beautiful rock walls to surround it. Tom worked for 26 years as a meter reader for CL&P / Northeast Utilities. Along his routes in Waterbury and the surrounding communities, he collected rocks for his walls. He loved reading, keeping his yard neat, watering his gardens, and doing crossword puzzles. His television was usually tuned to Turner Classic movies or This Old House, and his radio was tuned to WATR. He enjoyed collecting bottles and American soldier statues. Most of the bottles were unearthed on his Waterbury property. Tom was quiet, but will always be remembered for the sparkle in his eyes, as well as his wit, sense of humor, Irish sayings, and his love of sweet foods. He was a congregant of Immaculate Conception Church in Waterbury, and St. Mary’s Church in Simsbury. Tom and his wife moved to Simsbury in 2011 to be near their grandchild. They thoroughly enjoyed living in the country, and quickly made friends in their new community through their church and local senior centers. Thomas is predeceased by his sister, Norine Kaminsky, and her husband; his brother Michael and Mike’s wife; his brother John; his nephew Daniel Kaminsky; his son, Daniel M. Ashe, and his daughter, Julia M. Ashe. He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Lorraine “Lorrie” McElligott, her husband David McElligott, and their son, Kevin T. McElligott, as well as his son, Timothy T. Ashe, Tim’s wife, Deborah Ashe, and Tim’s stepson, Angelo Stango. His niece, Mary Ellen Girard, and his nephew Francis Ashe, as well as their children and grandchildren, also survive him. Thomas’ family will receive friends from 9-10AM on Monday, August 14 at St. Mary’s Church, 942 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070. A Memorial Mass at 10AM will follow the calling hour. All are invited to attend a reception at the parish hall after the service. A private burial will be at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the Simsbury Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 301, Simsbury, CT 06070 or Simsbury Senior Center, 754 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center is in care of the arrangements.