Selma Victoria Ash

June 24, 1922July 22, 2012

Selma Ash died peacefully at home on July 22nd, a few weeks after celebrating her 90th birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Ash.

Selma was born Selma Victoria Finch in Stamford Connecticut on June 24, 1922 to Robert and Jennie (Hagstrom) Finch. In 1927 the family moved to Irvine Road in Old Greenwich. Selma was the middle child of 7: Margie Main, Victor Finch, Dot Jones, Ralph Finch, Bob Finch, and Charlie Finch. Selma lived in Old Greenwich until 2008 when she moved to Hill House Senior Residence in Riverside.

Selma attended Greenwich Public Schools. In 1943 she graduated from the Nursing School at Greenwich Hospital. She joined the Army and served as a nurse on military bases in Florida and Louisiana as a Second Lieutenant. After the war she married Frank and raised 3 children - Chris Ash, Fran Gerrior and Cindy Strait - happily on Park Avenue.

She will be dearly missed for her loving generosity, her passion for games (cards and baseball), and her utilitarian approach, as well as her sense of fair play, and wise counsel, by her daughters, her sons-in-law Dan George, Charlie Gerrior, Sr, and Don Strait, also her grandchildren Jennifer Kefalas, Danielle Gerrior, Charlie Gerrior, Jr, Chris Strait and Emily Strait; her great grandchildren Ryan and Emma Kefalas; and many extended family and friends and her dear friends, Audrey Schilling and Estelle Wray.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hill House, 10 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, Connecticut or your favorite charity. To leave an online condolence please visit


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Terry Temple

September 8, 2012

Just got the invite for the memorial service for my mom, Anita Richardson, but she is not able to attend, unfortunately she has Alzheimers and doesn't remember anyone. However I wanted to send condolences on her behalf and our family...I always loved hearing the great stories from my dad about your folks and all the fun they had together!

July 26, 2012

To the Ash Family,
I was very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. My Dad
Jim Abbott, owned the Arco gas station at the corner of Park Avenue & knew your Mom & Dad very well. He had
nothing but the highest regards for both your parents. When Dad passed away a number of years ago, your Mom
came to his Memorial Service & for me it was like seeing
an old friend. Your Mom was indeed a real lady and she
will be missed.
Jackie Abbott Haight
Huntington CT

July 25, 2012

Selma was a special lady and I will miss playing water volleyball with her. Rest in Peace.
Mary Benoit

July 25, 2012

My family and I moved next door to Selma in 1970. It did not take long for us to become lasting friends. We were neighbors for almost 20 years and friends forever. The memories, joys and sorrows we shared are to numerous to mention. Selma took me under her wing and helped me to grow and Frank adopted Ken and did the same for him. Our last conversation on her birthday was full of laughter and talk of old times. She is missed every day, just as she has been since I moved from OG. RIP my friend. Mary Ann Hite

Torri & Anthony Zaccagnino

July 25, 2012

Selma was a thread in the fabric of my life for 42 years. Little did I know the wonderful things that awaited me when I moved into 42 Park as a 10 year old. Godspeed my dear friend, until we meet again.

Jody Sloat

July 25, 2012

Cindy, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our condolences to all. Rick and Jody Coleman Sloat