After a long hard-fought battle with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, Ashley (Kondrat) Della Pelle, 28 years young tragically passed away in her family’s home at 7:10AM January 28th 2020.
Ashley was born August 28, 1991 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Ashley is survived by her husband Andrew Della Pelle and their three children 5-year-old Adalena Giana Rose Della Pelle, 4-year-old Audrey Marie Della Pelle, and 1-year-old Andrew Kenneth Della Pelle of Derry, New Hampshire. The daughter of Kenneth Kondrat and predeceased step mother Kelly Kondrat of Derry, New Hampshire; Teresa (Krasowski) Leccese and step father Thomas Lecesse of Manchester, New Hampshire, predeceased father in law Francis Della Pelle; mother in law Sheila Della Pelle of Haverhill, Massachusetts, her grandparents Joseph and Sally Krasowski of York, Maine; Chuck Kondrat of Salem, New Hampshire; Rita and Paul Dionne of Methuen, Massachusetts; Christina Della Pelle of Medford, Massachusetts; E. Thomas and Patricia Galliford of Lenox, Massachusetts, her brother U.S. Marine Kenneth Kondrat ll, stationed in Okinawa Japan; Matthew Kondrat of Manchester, New Hampshire, her brother in law Steven Della Pelle of Reading, Massachusetts, her Step-Brother Thomas Leccese of Salem New Hampshire; Tony Leccese of Arizona; step sister Krista Hobson of Belmont New Hampshire; Ana Marie Carroll of North Andover, Massachusetts; and Kayla Carroll of Derry, New Hampshire.
Ashley grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire and attended St. Francis of Assisi School in Litchfield, New Hampshire and went on to graduate from Manchester Memorial High School in 2010. After graduating, she went on to attend NHTI Concords Community College and Manchester Community College. While attending school full time, she also worked full time as a hostess and server at Olive Garden in Manchester and Margaritas in Nashua. She then met her husband in 2011. He joined the military that same year. Ashley chose to pick up and leave New Hampshire to follow him to Maryland where he was stationed. They would soon marry in April of 2012 and they then moved to Washington State for 3 years. While in Washington, Ashley again attended Grays Harbor Community College to earn her Associate’s Degree followed by earning her Bachelors in Marketing at Southern New Hampshire University. While attending school she worked part time at a local daycare and gave birth to her two beautiful girls. As a fulltime mother, student and employee she worked so hard to provide everything she could for her children.
Ashley was full of energy, strength and passion, She was a hardworking woman who was very caring and loving and was an overall independent woman full of life and love who would give anything to live another day for her children. Ashley was full of dreams and aspirations and planned to finish her Masters degree in education as she loved children. Ashley also loved sports and played field hockey and Softball. She enjoyed going snowboarding and listening to country music. She loved T.V. shows such as Live PD, Teen Mom, and 90-day fiancé. Ashley was truly an inspiration to so many and never gave up hope as she fought for over a year and a half!
Family and Friends are invited to celebrate her life on Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH with visiting hours between 1pm to 3pm with a funeral service following the visitation at 3 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
* In lieu of flowers we ask for your generosity and kindness in making a donation to the “Caring for a Cure” foundation through Massachusetts General Hospital. The nurses at the hospital run the campaign and all proceeds go directly to their patients or to research. The foundation has donated so many Christmas gifts, patriots’ tickets for me and Ashley and has even set us up on a nice dinner date! This is such a great cause and impacts the lives of patients directly and any donations would not only be appreciated by Ashley, but to other patients in the future. Thank you for your consideration! To leave an online condolence, please visit Ashley’s tribute page at www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com.
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