ACKER, ALBERT J. Albert J. Acker, 84, of Wallingford, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 17, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Eileen G. Fowler Acker. He was born in West Haven, December 22, 1928, a son of the late John and Evelyn Guertin Acker and stepson of the late John DelVasto. He had been a Wallingford resident for many years. He had been employed by the Brock-Hall Dairy and later worked as a bartender for the Midtown Motor Inn and the Holiday Inn (formerly Ramada Inn) in North Haven until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army.Besides his wife Eileen, he is survived by his daughters, Sherrill Ferrari of Wallingford, Marilyn Devine and her husband James of Meriden, Alison Hird and her husband Erik of Hamden, and Patricia Acker of Wallingford; his grandchildren, Brian Devine, Jamie Devine, Patrick Devine, Paul Ferrari, Steven Ferrari, Rachel Hird, Alex Hird, and Halle Acker; his great-grandson, Peyton Devine; his sister, Alice Giametti of Hamden; his brother, John “Sonny” DelVasto of Northford; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Betty Rosetti, and Blanche; and his brother, Edward Acker. His family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St., Ext., Wallingford, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated directly at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave., North Haven at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, will be in All Saints Cemetery in North Haven. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. www.wallingfordfh.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Nov. 19, 2013