McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Linda D. Ashland

June 6, 1953January 5, 2020

Linda D. Ashland, 66, of Merrimack, died January 5, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. after a brief illness. She was born in Lowell, Mass. on June 6, 1953 the daughter of Francis and Katherine (Denny) Aubrey. She grew up in Lowell and was educated in the local school system.

She was married to the love of her life, Stephen Ashland, in 1982 and together they shared 24 years of life, laughter and love until his passing in 2006. Linda was employed for many years as a dental assistant/office manager at Merrimack Smiles in Merrimack, NH. Her favorite pastimes included art, sewing and crafts. She most enjoyed the special times spent with family and friends and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand when it was needed. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Brian Ashland.

Members of her family include her sons Christopher Ashland, Mark Ashland and his wife Bobbielyn, Matthew Ashland and his wife Marcy and Denny Ashland, her daughter Isaia Ashland, fourteen grandchildren, her two brothers and three sisters as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Friday January 10 from 4 to 8 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Funeral Service was celebrated on Saturday January 11 at 10 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 110 Concord St., Nashua. Burial followed at 1pm in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westminster, Mass.


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


Linda D. Ashland

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Dorothy Pouliot

January 10, 2020

We shared many things together, Yankee Dental, Craft Fairs, going for hair cuts and then out for lunch, sharing recipies, and the fun conversations in the hot tub . We did investigative research on several topics . We worked together for about 16 years. 14 years in Merrimack and 2 years in Goffstown. I am going to miss your smile, the twinkle in your eye and all our great times together. You will be missed and remembered by many people because you touched so many lives.
Dottie Pouliot