Your support in this fundraiser allows for youth to have the opportunity to receive a 1,000 scholarship.

2019 Recipient  Kendall Pitts

We sadly report the passing of




Loved reading and gardening

August 9, 2017 –

SIMSBURY – Thomas F. Ashe, 96, of Simsbury, beloved husband for 61 years of Jeannette “Jan” (Jolin) Ashe, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Born in Waterbury on Feb. 6, 1921, he was son of the late Daniel M. Ashe and Julia (Brennan) Ashe.

Thomas graduated from St. Mary Elementary School and attended Leavenworth High School in Waterbury. He worked at a division of Chase Brass & Copper Co. as a machine operator and a stock clerk.

Since he was a child, he loved going to the movies and listening to the radio. He met his wife on a blind date set up by friends. They were married in Waterbury during a snow storm on April 7, 1956.

He and his wife lived in, and lovingly restored, an old home in the East End of Waterbury. They raised a family there, and he hand-built beautiful rock walls to surround it. Tom worked for 26 years as a meter reader for CL&P/Northeast Utilities.

Along his routes in Waterbury and the surrounding communities, he collected rocks for his walls. He loved reading, keeping his yard neat, watering his gardens and doing crossword puzzles. His television was usually tuned to “Turner Classic Movies” or “This Old House,” and his radio was tuned to WATR.

He enjoyed collecting bottles and American soldier statues. Most of the bottles were unearthed on his Waterbury property.

Tom was quiet, but will always be remembered for the sparkle in his eyes, as well as his wit, sense of humor, Irish sayings and his love of sweet foods. He was a congregant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Waterbury, and St. Mary Church in Simsbury.

Tom and his wife moved to Simsbury in 2011 to be near their grandchild. They thoroughly enjoyed living in the country, and quickly made friends in their new community through their church and local senior centers.

Thomas was predeceased by his sister, Norine Kaminsky, and her husband; his brother Michael and Mike’s wife; his brother John; his nephew Daniel Kaminsky; his son, Daniel M. Ashe, and his daughter, Julia M. Ashe.

He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Lorraine “Lorrie” McElligott, her husband David McElligott and their son, Kevin T. McElligott, as well as his son, Timothy T. Ashe, Tim’s wife Deborah Ashe, and Tim’s stepson, Angelo Stango. His niece Mary Ellen Girard, and his nephew Francis Ashe, as well as their children and grandchildren, also survive him.

Thomas’ family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at St. Mary Church, 942 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070. A memorial Mass at 10 a.m. will follow the calling hour. All are invited to attend a reception at the parish hall after the service. A private burial will be at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the Simsbury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 301, Simsbury, CT 06070 or Simsbury Senior Center, 754 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070.

The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center is in care of the arrangements. For directions or to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit carmonfuneralhome.com.


4-$500 Scholasrships were awarded at the EECC meeting held on May 10, 2017 from the Julia Ashe Memorial scholarship Fund

Recipients were:

Allison Butkus

Emily Gardin

Jenai Frenette

Cindy Pineda

2017 JAMS scholarship winners Allison Butkus, Emily Garden, Jenai Frenette and Cindy Pineda
2017 JAMS scholarship winners Allison Butkus, Emily Garden, Jenai Frenette and Cindy Pineda
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Alderman Roger Sherman, State Rep. Stephinie Cummings, Allison Butkus, Emily Gardin, Jenai Freenette , Cindy Pineda Jack Alseph, EECC Pres. and Lana Ogrodnik, JAMS

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October 2, 2016

 JAMS Fundraiser



   doors open at 6pm with refreshments , Raffles & silent auction

show begins at 7pm



 Pre-sale—-call Terry Longo for tickets (203)574-0519

tickets available at the door


Presentation of Scholarships to

              Crosby Students Enxhi  Taluri,  Stephanie Felton and Kimberly Diaz and from Kennedy High Miranda Scott 

June 17, 2016


State Rep Jerry Reyes, State Rep. Selim Noujaim with Crosby Students Enxhi  Taluri,  Stephanie Felton and Kimberly Diaz and from Kennedy High Miranda Scott, not shown,  scholarship recipients and Lana Ogrodnick



2016 scholarships

 4 scholarships being awarded

Scholarships will be awarded on

June 17, 2016  at 6:00 PM

at WARC, 2nd Floor

in conjunction to a dedication in

Honor of Mary White

open to the public





Joel Alves

Avery Liotta Henderson

Mackenna Jacovich

Ashley Tepi

wishing all of you the best of luck as you continue your studies

pictured below

Jose and Maria Alves, proud parents

Lana Ogrodnick, Chairman, Selim Noujaim, Vice Chairman, of JAMS

Recipient Joel Pimentel Alves

as members of the EECC look on2015 JAMS WINNER

pictured below from left to right

Christine Pimentel-DaCruz, cousin

Julia Pimentel-DaCruz, proud aunt

Joel Pimentel Alves, Recipient

Maria Pimentel Alves, proud mother

Jose Alves,  proud father


The first of 4 Scholarships being awarded to East End High School  Seniors by the

Julia Ashe Memorial Scholarship Fund

was presented to


a Crosby Student

Presentation was made during the EECC meeting, June 16, 2015 by

Lana Ogrodnick and Selim Noujaim

congratulations Joel

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