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William R. Akroyd

1956 - 2013 LENOX William R. "Billy" Akroyd, 56, of 64 Holmes Road, died Sunday morning at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born in Pittsfield on Nov. 10, 1956, the son of Barbara O'Brien Akroyd Gaherty and the late George A. Akroyd, he attended Lenox schools and was a 1975 graduate of Lenox Memorial High School.

Mr. Akroyd was employed at Canyon Ranch Wellness Spa in Lenox as a cook for the past 20 years and had previously worked at the former Bull Chevrolet and Lindsey Chevrolet in Pittsfield.

He was a communicant of St. Ann's Church in Lenox and a member of the North Lenox Fire Co. for many years. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed country music.

Besides his mother and step-father, Thomas W. Gaherty of Lenox, he is survived by two brothers, John A. Akroyd and his wife Muriel, of Tampa, Fla., and Robert T. Akroyd and his wife, Wendy of Lenox; his niece, Margo, and nephews, Gavin and Bryce.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral of Mr. William R. Akroyd of Lenox will be Thursday, May 30, at 9 a.m. from the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Ann's Church, celebrated by the Rev. Christopher J. Waitekus, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to may make donations in his memory to the North Lenox Fire Co. in care of the funeral home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 28, 2013
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