WALLINGFORD- Albert J. Acker, 84, of Wallingford, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Eileen G. Fowler Acker.
He was born in West Haven, Dec. 22, 1928, a son of the late John and Evelyn Guertin Acker and step-son 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 N. Main St., Ext., Wallingford, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 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 Road, Branford, CT 06405. www.wallingfordfh.com.