Yvette T. Champagne Ashley

July 17, 1925July 6, 2010

Yvette T. (Champagne) Ashley, age 84, of Swansea died Tuesday, July 6, 2010 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Norman E. Ashley.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Maxim and Adel (Chagnon) Champagne, she lived in Swansea for over 50 years. A tailor and seamstress, Mrs. Ashley operated out of her home all her life and also taught sewing in the adult education program at Case High School for 10 years.

She was a longtime communicant of St. Dominic’s Church, a member of the church choir, the Fatima Society, Women’s Guild and a recipient of the Marion Medal.

Surviving: Daughters: Maxine Connell and her husband Harold of Assonet, Norma Mc Nally and her husband Brian of Swansea, Sons: James T. Ashley and his wife Anne of Swansea, William A. Ashley and his wife Marilyn of Rock Hill, SC, Charles W. Ashley and his wife Lori of Swansea, Grandchildren: Trevor, Jill, Ean, Alexa, Kevin, Steven, Ellen, Christine, Sean, Courtney, Noah and Nicole, 8 Great-Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was mother of the late Patricia L. Ashley and sister of the late Raymond “Norman” St. Laurent.

Her funeral will be held Friday, July 9, 2010 at 8AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea followed by a funeral mass at 9:00 AM in St. Dominic’s Church, 1277 GAR Highway, Swansea. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 PM Memorial contributions may be made to Harold Hudner Oncology, 795 Middle St. Fall River, MA 02721. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.



  • Visitation Thursday, July 8, 2010
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 9, 2010


  • Burial

Yvette T. Champagne Ashley

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July 21, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your loss-so many warm memories of your mom and whole family-my prayers are with you all-your mom was a great lady-Nancy Christopher Lincoln-Murrels Inlet,SC

July 14, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with all you right now. What a shock to read the Herald News online and see this. I will always remember your mom fondly -- she taught me to sew and made my ballet costumes for me too!

Take good care of yourselves.

Pamela Greenhalgh Hamilton and Carlton Greenhalgh

July 14, 2010

Charlie & Jim Ashley, My prayers are with you and your families during this very difficult time. May our faith carry us through these times and help us to cope with the loss of our loved ones. God Bless you all.
Don Thrasher

Diane & Paul St Laurent

July 9, 2010

Sending our thoughts & prayers.

July 8, 2010

Jim,Charlie,Trevor And the Ashley Family;

Our sympathy, condolences and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

God bless you all !

Phil Curry & Janet Hughgill

Paul Cousineau

July 8, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these days of sadness and loss.
Paul Cousineau for
Joe, Annette, Paul and Norbert Cousineau