Alan Mark Ayres, age 64, of Newburyport, MA and Moultonboro, NH passed into eternal life on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 following a courageous 15-month battle with Lymphoma.
Alan was born December 5, 1955 in Syracuse, NY and attended Jamesville - Dewitt High School before graduating from Paul Smith’s College. He was recruited out of college to work for Aramark Corporation before later accepting a position at In Plant Catering as Operations Manager. In 1986, he left to start his own company, Corporate Chefs Inc. With two business partners, they grew the company to employ 500 people covering six states before selling in 2018. He considered and treated the employees of CCI part of his family and received great joy from their success’ and accomplishments. He was an active member holding leadership positions in many organizations including the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, United Way, McLean Hospital Advisory Board, and Paul Smith’s Corporate Engagement Program.
Alan’s greatest joy was being with his sons and coaching them on the basketball court and baseball field. After retirement, he quickly filled his schedule with cycling, golfing and volunteering at Our Neighbors Table as well as using the new found time to be with friends, family, and his dog Libby at the family home on Lake Winnipesaukee. He was a humble, compassionate, gracious, loving father, husband, brother and friend that will be missed by so many.
Survivors include his beloved wife Bethann Butlien Ayres; children Benjamin Ayres of Somerville and Andrew Ayres of Cambridge; siblings Lynn (Mary) Ayres, Roxanne Ayres, and Scott (Jackie) Ayres; sister in law Debra Butlien; brothers in law Larry (Jeri) Butlien and Michael (Joyce) Butlien; nephews Richard, Christopher, Matthew, Robert, Daniel and Derek; niece Samantha; and Golden Doodle Libby. Alan is predeceased by mother Irene Conine Ayres, father Bernard Ayres, and brother Bernard Ayres.
The family would like to thank the fabulous nurses, doctors and caregivers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who provided Alan with exceptional and compassionate care throughout his battle.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on July 18 prior to Alan’s 11:00 AM Memorial service at West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill, MA. Private burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newburyport. All are welcomed for a social distance celebration luncheon after the burial. 1:30 Atkinson Common, NBPT The family will arrive after the burial. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mr. Ayres’ family with his funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Alan Ayres may be made to support the Beth and Alan Ayres Lymphoma Research Fund at www.bidmc.org/giving or by check made payable to “Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center” with “Beth and Alan Ayres Lymphoma Research Fund” on the memo line and mailed to: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Ave – OV, Boston, MA 02215.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alan Mark Ayres, please visit our floral store.