Doreen L. (Ackerman) Fitch

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Doreen L. (Ackerman) Fitch, 56, of Manchester, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, peacefully passed away at home with her sister by her side on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

Doreen was born on Sept. 15, 1956, in Hartford, daughter of the late John J. and Mary (Irwin) Ackerman, and had been a lifelong resident of Manchester. Doreen was employed as an X-ray technician at Bristol Hospital for over 20 years and more recently in several different medical offices in the area. She was an avid card player and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sarah Fitch, and her fiancé, Kevin Walls, and their children, Aurora and Izeah of East Haddam, and Rebecca Newkirk, and her husband, Ryan, and their children, Avery and Emma of Manchester. Doreen also leaves her sister, Debbie Ackerman of Manchester with whom she made her home; her brother, Michael Ackerman, and his wife, Diane, of Manchester, and their two children, her nephews, Gabriel Ackerman, and his wife, Michelle, and their son, Levi, and Seth Ackerman, and his wife, Christa, and their children, Evan and Samantha. In addition to her parents, Doreen was predeceased by her brother, John A. Ackerman.

It was Doreen's wishes that funeral services and burial be private in East Cemetery, Manchester.

There are no calling hours.

Holmes Funeral Home, Manchester, has care of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Connecticut, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 4 to Oct. 8, 2012
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