Ashley Marie Brand received her wings July 11th 2017. Her death has left a huge hole in the hearts of all her family and friends who love her dearly. Anyone who knew Ash, knows what a special person she was. Her smile and laugh were incredibly infectious and only emphasized her zest for life. She had one of the most beautiful, caring souls. Ashley was a woman on fire, a gorgeous person through and through. Only 27 yrs old, her departure from us is far too soon and unexpected. Please help her family lay her to rest. All raised funds will go towards covering funeral expenses. Any remaining contributions will be donated to The Phoenix House.
For anyone who wants to share in our celebration of Ashley's life, We will be gathering at O'Brien's Funeral Home at 17 Clark St in Easthampton, MA this Saturday, July 15th from 11am-1pm. Her burial will be private and take place at a later date.
"Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, i did not die."
- Louise Demeule
- Carrie DeMeule
- Lori Milardo DePatie
- Robin Albertson-Mahar
Organizer and beneficiary