June Delores Squire Ashley, of Wallingford, wife of the late Michael H. Ashley, Sr., passed away on June 26, 2012. Born in Winter Haven, FL on October 9, 1938 to the late Robert and Beulah Squire. June attended Oak Park Elementary School in Winter Haven as well as Phyllis Wheatley Elementary in Miami. Her secondary school experience was at Jewett High School in Winter Haven. She was an outstanding clarinet player having been a part of the Marching Wolverine Band and was also a member of the high school track team. June had professional dance lessons at the Kay-Well Dance Studio in Miami Beach and not only did she dance but also trained a dance troupe at Jewett. Upon high school graduation, June was accepted at Tennessee A&I University in Nashville where she majored in biology. While at the University she met Michael who was from Winston-Salem, NC. They were married and became the parents of two children, Michael II and Terry Lynn. June spent some years working in hospitals as a phlebotomist after obtaining her undergraduate degree. After earning her Master's degree she changed her career to education and taught in the sciences. She taught in the Connecticut educational system for nearly 40 years. June was affiliated with several professional and social organizations including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was of the Baptist faith but also attended the Methodist Church with her children. Loving her always are: son, Michael Ashley II and his wife Deborah; daughter, Terry Lynn Ashley; grandson, Durand Michael; granddaughter, Taylor Lynn; brother, Robert L. Squire; sisters, Barbara S. Cross, Madelyn C. Squire, and Linda (Carroll) Nash; aunt, Dollie Squire Miller; sister-in-law, Elsie Miller; cousins, nephews, nieces, many, many former students, co-workers, soros, and friends. Friends are invited to her Funeral Service at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Monday, July 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be private. Contributions in June's memory may be sent to the, New Haven Scholarship Fund 265 West Elm St., New Haven, CT or the New Haven Alumni Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta, P.O. Box 9477, New Haven, CT 06534-0477.

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  1. To the Ashley Family: Sorry to hear of the passing of your very dear and special loved one. June was very special to me and a dear friend. I am going to miss her also. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Keep memories close to your hearts. God is good all the time!

  2. To Terry, Mike, Elsie and Family: Was very sadden to learn of June’s passing. The times we communicated in person and by phone are precious memories to alway remember. She was a lovely and kind person who will be truly missed. May each of you be richly blessed with God’s continous love, strength and comfort. Lovingly, Your extended Family Sadie, James and Family members

  3. Dear Family. June is a Delta Soror who will be truly missed, but whose memory we will always treasure. With June as my model, I continue to grow my magnet collection though it will never be as extensive has hers. You have our deepest sympathy. Fondly, Joy and Bill Donaldson

  4. Terry and family I was so sad to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such an inspiration and mentor to me as my high school teacher. She was one of the few dedicated teachers that I can say made an impact on my career choices. I will miss running into her around town. My condolences to you and your family. Cindy Testa DeRiso

  5. To the Ashley family, Mrs. Ashley was a very kind and sweet woman. Many of us students at Hillhouse will always remember her. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. To the Ashley Family: At this time of loss may the perfect peace that only He can give abide with you now and through the months ahead. WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY GLORISTINE COTTEN-REID HAMDEN, CT

  7. Michael, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing.My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

  8. My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Now her and your dad are together again. My prayers are with you all. Patty from colony diner

  9. Dear Family. June is a Delta Soror who will be truly missed, but whose memory we will always treasure. With June as my model, I continue to grow my magnet collection though it will never be as extensive has hers. You have our deepest sympathy. Fondly, Joy and Bill Donaldson

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