Teresa R. Ackerman, 83, of Exeter Township and formerly of Boyertown, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 in the Mifflin Center, Shillington Pa. Teresa, who was born in Birdsboro, is the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Petrillo) and Salvatore Ciofalo. She is also the widow of Ralph W. Ackerman, who passed away Nov, 26, 2001.
Teresa worked as a beautician for many years and last worked for Cabot Corp. Boyertown.
Teresa was a devoted member of St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, Boyertown where she also served as secretary of the first parish council, and took part on the committee that organized this council of the church. Teresa also had held many offices in the Women's Society of the Church, and was also a member of the St. Columbkill Seniors. Teresa was also an avid baker. She was a member of Mont-Berks CB club and the Friendship Hook and Ladder Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son Brian husband of Tere (Cesarz) Ackerman, of Reading; a step son George, husband of Sue Ackerman, of Pennside; a step-daughter Marlys, wife of David Haws, of Boyertown; and a brother, Philip D. Ciofalo, of New Berlinville.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, on Wednesday, Aug. 3 2011 at 12:30 PM. Viewing will be at church from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Bechtelsville, Pa.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Jimmy DiCindio, Jenny Gilbert, Leslie Saponsky, Key Club, Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship Fund. P.O. Box 392 Boyertown PA 19512 or to Wood to Wonderful 1044 N. Eighth St., Reading, PA 19604
Online condolences can be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com.