Sherri Ann (Kauranen) Ashley, 54

Aug 12, 2021

Sherri Ann (Kauranen) Ashley, 54, of E. Freetown, died Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward P. Ashley.

Born in Falmouth, she was the daughter of Patricia A. (Stowe) and Michael J. Kauranen of Rochester. She graduated from Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School in Rochester. Sherri was a cranberry grower for many years for Edward Ashley Cranberries.

Sherri loved the outdoors and camping. She enjoyed fishing, horseback riding and her dogs, “Reggie”, “Newt” and “Chewy.” Sherri was also a former member of the Rochester Rod and Gun Club.

Survivors include her daughters, Ashley M. Ward and her husband Alex of Freetown, and Megan A. Blevins and her husband Jonathan of Lehigh Acres, FL; her parents, Michael and Patricia Kauranen of Rochester; her siblings, Terri Vroom of Wareham, Kerri Correia of Rochester, Michael Kauranen, Jr. of Wareham and Mark Kauranen of New Bedford; her grandchildren, Drakuelus Ward, Evelynn-Rose Carey, Draeven Ward, Maxwell Carey, and Aislinn Ward. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Sun., August 15, 2021, from 4 – 6 PM. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Donations in her memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. For directions or to leave a message of condolence visit: