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“Dearest Aunt Mary, I will miss you and your sunny smile. I thank God John and I started visiting a few years ago. Ohio won't feel the same but it is...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Marilynn Sidoti-Norby - Langley, WA

“Mary was such a wonderful woman, so interested in the world and all that was going on. She will be very much missed. Al and I miss her already. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Lou McCracken - Madison, OH

“Our family has such fond memories of Leo's bread. On Sunday morning after Mass we would stoop & pick up 2 loaves of their wonderful bread and go to...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: chuck & Gerry calovini - OH

“Just want you to know we are thinking about you and your family and hope the wonderful memories will help you thru the sadness. Suzanne and Stu Tulk ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Suzanne Tulk - Columbiana, OH

“Frank & Dottie, I always enjoyed my visits with Mary when I would "babysit the chickens" We had some good talks about this & that. My prayers go out...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Kim Miller - Oracle, AZ

“Mary was someone so wonderful to know.I'mso lucky I got to spend time with her at the Holidays.Love Della ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I fondly remember Gram Ashton. She was so sweet and giving. May she rest in peace. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Karin Redmond - Solon, OH

“Frank and Dottie,Our hearts ache with you. Mary was such a dear friend to my mom. She was adored by all of us as well. On behalf of the Hagan family,...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Hagan - Geneva, OH

“Condolences to you and your family. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Chytaine - OH

“To the Ashton/Sidoti family, My sincere condolences for your loss. I have the fondest memories of Mrs. Ashton. Your very old former neighbor of...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Eadie Truax Weigle - Fort Ogden, FL

“I adored Mary from the day I met her, the day I married her nephew. She lovingly welcomed me into the larger Sidoti family. And I looked forward to...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Cyndi Alviani - Clarion, PA

“Condolences to all whose lives she touched. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Lynn Ducar - Elgin C. C., IL

“Rest in Peace Mrs. Ashton! ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Bagshaw - OH

“We will miss our dear friend Mary, so much. When my mom moved to Madison, she knew no one, and Mary welcomed her with open arms, which was the...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Keringer - Madison, OH

“Love you Gram! ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Maria

“Mary is at peace, a good and faithful servant who was blessed to live a full life. We will miss her and remember her. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Don and Ruthann Strother - OH

“Love you gram! Maria ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

Mary P. Ashton, age 94, passed away January 16, 2013, peacefully with her sons present at her home which she shared with her son and daughter-in-law in Madison, Ohio. She was born August 25, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio and attended school at John Adams.

Mary and her husband, Leo, built and created their bakery "Leo's Bakery" in Mentor-on-the-Lake and conducted business there for 20 years. She was the daughter of a baker and was the wife of a baker. Her father, Francesco Sidoti, immigrated from Sicily in 1910 and her mother, Concetta, followed in 1915. They were a large family of 10 children. She enjoyed school and was active in many sports and was very proud that she was requested to write all report cards due to her wonderful penmanship.

As an adult, Mary had many life-long friends, Ester Sullivan, Ada Hagan, Sara Kubica, Anita Cantale and countless others, especially from the Madison Senior Center. She traveled often to California to see her brothers and sisters and also made a great trip with her family to Europe in 1984.

Survivors are 2 sons, Frank (Dorothy) Ashton of Madison and Mike (Lany) Ashton of Englewood, CO; 5 treasured grandchildren, Maria (Troy) Bagshaw, Kari (Jacques) Sabrie, Kathleen (Matt Furjanic) Ashton, Michael (Elizabeth) Ashton, Thomas (Trixi) Ashton; 10 beloved great-grandhildren, Ashton Sabrie, Reese Bagshaw, Emma, Lucy & Ryan Furjanic , Dagny & Clara Ashton, Samantha, Tyler & Kimberly Ashton; 3 sisters, Rose Bona of Orange, OH, Clara Alviani and Jean (Lee) Brady of Ventura, CA; brother, Frank Sidoti of Fresno, CA and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francesco & Concetta Sidoti; husband of 38 years, Leo Ashton; son, Thomas Ashton; infant daughter, Mary Lee; brothers, Joseph, Sam, Pete & Tony Sidoti; sister, Florence Kohlmyer.

Friends will be received 2-5 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road, Madison, Ohio followed by a luncheon at the church hall. Final resting place will be All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio.