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227 Wreaths Sponsored
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Remember. Honor. Teach. Thank you for visiting my personal Wreaths Across America page. Please click the red “Sponsor” button to purchase wreaths to be placed on veterans graves on December 17 at 9:00 pm, 2021 at Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon. 

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.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests wreath sponsorships via Wreaths Across America.

Also, if you would like to Volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button or click the "Invite" button to invite your family and friends to attend Wreaths Day with you. Thank you so much for supporting me, my Fundraising Group, and Wreaths Across America.


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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon (MAWVCW)
111 GlenAllen St
Winchendon, MA 01475
Click here for the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon Page


December 17 at 9:00 pm, 2021

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.

Parking Instructions

There is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at {{MassachusettsVeterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon}}. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Our Locations

Welcome to Winchendon Wreath Fund and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, 12/17/21. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers....