NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

June 11, 2014

Gertrude M. (Fecteau) Jasley


Merrimac, MA — Gertrude M. (Fecteau) Jasley, 94, died early Monday morning, June 9, 2014, on her 94th birthday, at Maplewood Center in Amesbury, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Edward C. Jasley, who died February 12, 1999.

Born in Epping, N.H., on June 9, 1920, she was one of four children of the late Placide E. and Alpheda (Levesque) Fecteau. She grew up in Epping and had worked many years in the area’s booming shoe industry.

Devoted to her family, she was especially fond of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild, who brought her joy beyond compare.

Those left behind to carry on her legacy are her daughter, Carol Sowick and husband, John, of Merrimac; her granddaughter, Debbie Cowan and husband, Gary, of Nottingham, N.H.; her grandsons, David Brown of New Jersey, and Michael Sowick and wife, Brenda, of Methuen; several great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchild; along with several generations of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, George Brown; and a daughter, Jacqueline Brown.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial services will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac, followed by burial in Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. By request of the family, there will be no visiting hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.