Unice A. Ashworth

Unice A. Ashworth, 93, of Middletown, R.I. passed away on August 22, 2013 at Newport Hospital in Newport, R.I. after a brief illness.

Born on November 1, 1919 in Fairhaven, MA she was the loving wife of the late Leonard Ashworth and daughter of the late Oscar and Martha (Wallace) Moffett.

Unice graduated from Fairhaven High School and later attended the New York City School of Ballet under the direction of George Balanchine. She later established her own School of Dance in Marion, MA where she resided with her husband Leonard, for over 50 years.

In later years, Unice worked as a retailer at Silas Brown in Westport and also as an Interior Decorator for several local companies. She loved cooking, gardening and most of all spending time with her dogs. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Unice was predeceased by her husband, Leonard, and her siblings, Nonie Fraser, Doris Rioux, Thomas Moffett and Patricia Cummings. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as her sister-in-law, Shirley E. Moffett of San Diego, CA.

Her Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM at the Old Landing Cemetery in Marion, MA. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For on-line guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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