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John F. Ackerly Sr.

October 26, 1929 - April 26, 2022


John F. Ackerly Sr.

October 26, 1929 - April 26, 2022


Obituary For John F. Ackerly Sr.

Ackerly, John F. Sr., of Arlington, April 26th. Beloved husband of 69 years to Nannette (DeBilio) Ackerly. Father of Karen Bruneau of Arlington, John F., Jr., and his wife Bernadette of Danvers, Mark A., and his wife Meg of Hollis, NH, Lisa M. of Wenham and the late Lyn E. Ackerly of Boston. Grandfather of Bridget, Jill, Erin, Jack and Thomas. Son of the late John and Mary Ackerly. Brother of Claire, Jean, Barbara, and Gus and his wife Linda. He was predeceased by his sisters Ruth, Arlene, Dorothy and Patricia. Brother-in-law of Roseanne Warren and her late husband Joseph “Chick” Warren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to Visiting Hours Thursday in The DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON from 5:00 to 7:00pm. John was an avid golfer and reader. Late member of The Wakefield Elks Lodge #1276. U.S. Marines Korean War Veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to: The Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

A graveside burial service will be held on Wednesday May 11th at 11 am at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. All are welcome to attend.


5 May


05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
11 May


11:00 AM

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 70 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
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