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Carl "Oz" Ackley

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MERIDEN - Carl "Oz" Ackley, 60, beloved husband of over 34 years to Christine "Chrissy" Lafayette Ackley, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

Born on Aug. 27, 1952, in Rutland, Vt., to Teresea Sofia LaPlante and the late Myron Ackley.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving two daughters and son in-laws, Amy Ackley York and her husband, Rich, of Kannapolis, N.C. and Lysa Ackley Arthur and her husband, Ed, of Portland; his step-mother, Marie Ackley, of Canton; and his sister, Donna Ackley Daigle and her husband, Dave, of Collinsville. He is also survived by his mother and father in-law, Mary and Andrew Lafayette, of Rutland, Vt.; and brother and sister in-laws, Norma and Louis Rousseau, Andrew Lafayette, Jr., and Andre Lafayette, all of Rutland, Vt. Carl was introduced to his wife Chrissy by their good friend Karen (Menze) Mastroianni. Carl was 19 at the time and Chrissy was 14. They have been together ever since and were each other's best friends and soul mates. They cherished each other and were always inseparable. A love like theirs was envied by all who knew them. Carl was known as "Papa" to his four grandchildren, Eddie, Dakota, Charlie, and Brianna, who he loved and adored unconditionally. Whether it was playing, watching cartoons or rocking them to sleep, it always brought a smile to their Papa's face. He will be truly missed by them all. Carl owned his own masonry business, J & B Mason Contracting for over 40 years. He worked in numerous communities throughout Connecticut doing what he loved most and took the upmost pride in. Carl was a talented and dedicated craftsman. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles; and cousins. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother, William "Billy" Ackley; and step-father, Francis Laplante.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Friday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, 51 Freestone Ave., Portland. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Portland. Everyone is asked to meet directly at Church. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. For online condolences, please visit
Published in The Record-Journal on Oct. 9, 2012
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John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 235-3338