Catherine B. Ackley

Catherine B. (Beals) Ackley, 90, of Meadowvale Apartments, 35 Adams Road, Williamstown, died on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at the Williamstown Commons.
Born in Pittsfield on March 11, 1917, she was a daughter of William J. and Sophie (Biesiegel) Beals. She attended schools in Pittsfield.
She was employed at General Electric Co. in Pittsfield for several years. She then was employed as a waitress at several restaurants in Berkshire County, including the Tyler and Soda Chef restaurants and Peter’s Diner, all in Pittsfield, and the Four Acres Restaurant in Williamstown. She retired at the age of 76.
She was a former member of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield.
She was a member of the Silver Star Rebecca Lodge, where she served as grand marshal for several years. She also was the former president of the Friendship Club at the Harper Center in Williamstown.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
She leaves a son, Fred Ackley and his wife, Deborah, of Williamstown; a daughter, Marcia Orazio and her husband, Louis, of Dalton; five grandchildren, Ryan Ackley of Breckinridge, Colo., Ross Ackley of Boston, Melissa Orazio of Pittsfield, Adam Orazio of Dalton and Lisa Steiner and her husband, Luke, of Dalton; and a brother, Ernest W. Beals of Dalton.
Two brothers, Earl Beals and William Beals, and two sisters, Anna Flanders and Alice Walstad, are deceased.

FUNERAL NOTICE -- Funeral services for Catherine Ackley will take place Monday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Dalton with the Rev. Robert Kyte officiating. Burial will follow in Main Street Cemetery in Dalton.
Calling hours are Sunday, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Flynn & Dagnoli- Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 W. Main St. North Adams.
Memorial donations may be made to the Williamstown Friendship Club or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral Home

Flynn & Dagnoli (West Chapel) - North Adams
521 West Main St  North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-6523

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 24, 2007