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TOWNSEND — James F. Ayott, 56, formerly of 12 Joyce Street, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 at the University Of Massachusetts Hospital, Worcester.

Mr. Ayott was born in Lynn, Oct. 17, 1949, a son of Rita (Connor) Ayott and the late George Ayott and had resided in Townsend for over 30 years.

Besides his mother of Lynn, he is survived by a son, Seth C. Ayott of Studio City, CA; a daughter, 2nd Lt. Cassandra N. Ayott, USAF, of Schenectady, NY; a sister, Judith A. Ayott, of Peabody; his former wife, Dorothy E. (Chiaradonna) Ayott, of New Ipswich, NH.

For the past four years, Mr. Ayott worked as a purchasing agent for the Ametek Company in Wilmington. Prior to that he worked for over 30 years at the General Electric Corporation in Fitchburg and had participated in the three-year apprentice program there.

He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, and attended Northeastern University, Boston.

He was a member of the General Electric Quarter Century Club as well as its charitable organization known as Elfun. He was a former member and past president of the Townsend Community Couples Club. He had been active in and participated as a coach in the Townsend Little League Program, PAT Hockey program as well as the Townsend Youth Soccer Program.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1 School Street, Townsend.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Townsend.

Calling hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street (Rte 119) Townsend Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, NE Chapter, 88 Winchester St., Newton, MA 02461.

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