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Peter Richard Ashley

January 27, 1947 — August 30, 2021


Peter Richard Ashley

Peter Richard “Uncle Pete” Ashley, formerly of Pepperell, passed away on August 30, 2021 at Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He was 74. Mr. Ashley was born in Framingham on January 27, 1947 a son of the late Annabelle (Sullivan) and Rowland W. Ashley.

Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Phyllis A. (Holleran) Ashley of Littleton. Devoted father of Bryan Ashley (Kirsty) of Leominster and Stephanie A. Cormier of Littleton. Proud grandfather of Brandon, Clara, and Grace Ashley. He was predeceased by his brother, Gerry Ashley.

Peter grew up in Pepperell where he attended the local schools and was a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School. Peter worked his entire life as a truck driver. Peter was a 20 year member of the Pepperell Fire Department Hook & Ladder Company, attaining the rank of Captain, and was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran. An avid motorcyclist, Peter was a member of F-Troop Inc., and Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club Station #857, Winchendon, of which he served as Treasurer.

ASHLEY – Peter Richard, of Littleton. August 30, 2021. Graveside services will be held at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon, MA on Thurs., September 9, 2021 at 1 PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests wreath sponsorships via Wreaths Across America specifically for the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon ( ). Please see

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Graveside Service

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Massachusetts State Veterans Cemetery (Winchendon)

, Winchendon, MA

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