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“I just found out about Marion today. So sad to hear this. Marion was a fabulous person and wonderful mother and friend. Please know I'm thinking of...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Leslie Manning - Newton, MA

“Dear Tommy and family,We are sorry for your loss. May you still feel her love, and be happy thinking of wonderful memories. Love,Martha and Kenny...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Martha Slauta - Family Friend

“Dear Marion,I shall miss you, your lovely Silver Newtones'tea and goodies meetings at a pretty diningroom table. And all the members of the Silver...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Holly - Newton, MA

“My sincere condolences to Kevin and the Ackerley family. GOD BLESS ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: AnneMarie Federico - Dedham, MA

“Sincerest condolences to Kevin and the entire Ackerley family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Robert Moline - Cambridge, MA

“Claire and I are so glad we got to see Mrs. Ackerley recently. She was always such a lovely person and our prayers go out to her family during this...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Hromjak and Claire Holston - NH

“Patty,I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Patty Debnam - Dedham, MA

“Our heartfelt condolences to all of you at this time. Your mother was a wonderful women who was blessed to be surrounded by love and peace as she...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa & Brian Erba - Waltham, MA

“May you rest in the sweetest peace and keep an eye on us down here, especially on that Route 30. xoxoxo ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jeanne Ackerley - Natick, MA

“When ever we got together as a family we did have a lot of good times. You will be greatly missed by all who cared about you. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Ferrari - Woburn, MA - Family

“My sincere condolences to the Ackerly Family, I have heard only wonderful stories about Marion. She raised a kind loving family! My heart hurts for...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy Bennett - Waltham, MA

“One of my favorite memories is you and Johnny laughing and dancing together. You will be missed by a lot of people.My thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Ackerley - Woburn, MA


West Newton – Mrs. Marion E. (Flaherty) Ackerley, of West Newton, died at home on Monday, January 9, 2017 with her family by her side. She was 82.

Marion was born in Waltham on January 22, 1934, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Sullivan) Flaherty. She was raised and educated in Waltham and graduated from Saint Charles High School. In 1958 she married Somerville native John Ackerley in Saint Bernard's Church and the couple settled in West Newton where they raised their family.

For many years she worked as an operator for the New England Telephone Company and after that worked for BayBank.

Marion will best be remembered by her family as being warm, loving, kind and generous with her time, talent and treasure. She and her husband John were the parents every child remembers attending every school and sporting event. She loved planning family gatherings where she organized games for the kids, young and old, and led the gang in song. Her musical talents extended to her membership in the Silver Newtones, a group she thoroughly enjoyed and made many friendships through.

The beloved wife of the late John Ackerley, Marion leaves her children, John, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Framingham and their children, Katherine, Patrick and his wife Jazmyne, Mary, Keelin and Mollie; Thomas and his wife, Jeanne, of Natick and their children, Lauren and Carly; Patricia of Newton; Kevin and his wife, Carmelina, of Newton and their children, Sloan and Devin; Maureen Yerardi and her husband, Stephen, of Framingham and their children, Alec, Vincent and Johnny; her great-granchildren, Adrian and Makenna Ackerley; her devoted nephew, Thomas Flaherty, 3rd and his wife, Robyn, of Arlington, Texas; her sisters, Nancy Seaman of Newton and Jean Flanigan of Hudson and many nieces and nephews.

She was also a sister of the late Thomas Flaherty, Jr.

Family and friends will honor and remember Marion's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, January 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to St. Bernard's Church, 1423 Washington Street, West Newton where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135.