Donald E. Ashe, the longtime Hampden Register of Deeds, has passed away at the age of 83.
He's been the Hampden Register of Deeds for many years and was sworn in on January, 1983.
The Secretary of Commonwealth William Galvin made the announcement Tuesday morning saying Ashe passed away after a short, but serious illness; he expressed his sorrow.
We're told the Hampden Registry of Deeds will continue to operate during its usual business hours.
Kelly Cavanaugh-Kelly, who served under Ashe as First Assistant Register of Deeds, was appointed and sworn to her duties Tuesday morning.
Funeral service details for Ashe will be made available at a later time.
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