Jean F. Ashcroft, 1923-2018

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Jean F. Ashcroft, 95, passed away Dec. 20, 2018 at Springfield Health & Rehab Center. Jean was born in Bellows Falls Nov. 17, 1923, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Gallagher) Lucier. She was raised and educated in North Walpole, N.H. through the first two year of high school. After graduating class of 1941 in Bellows Falls, she worked as a book keeper and cashier for Gay’s Express in Gageville, Vt. Jean was a member of the St. Charles Rosary Society for over 50 years and served as both secretary and treasurer for 25 years. She was also a volunteer at Well Child Clinics for 20 years when held in Bellows Falls.

On Aug. 25, 1946, she married Robert Ashcroft Jr. who predeceased her.

Surviving are her sons Robert and James Ashcroft; her daughters Mary Ashcroft, Meg Ashcroft and husband Donald Conklin, and Ann Ashcroft; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by siblings Betty Richmond and Edward and Gerard Lucier.

There will be calling hours 9 to 10:00 a.m. with a funeral mass beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 all at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls. Burial will follow in the St. Charles Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, P.O. Box 881, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or the Bellows Falls Senior Center, 18 Tuttle St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101.

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