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Gertrude May Akerman

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Groton - Gertrude May Akerman, 96, of Groton, passed away on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014, at Groton Regency.

Gertrude was born on Jan. 17, 1918, in Hill, N.H., the daughter of John and Olive (Addison) Cilley.

She was married to Lionel F. Akerman on Sept. 10, 1937, in Hill. Lionel passed away on Dec. 18, 2004.

She was a loving mother and grandmother to her family.

Gertrude is survived by a daughter, Virginia Kent and her husband, Richard, of Groton; her brothers, John Cilley of Ashland, N.H., Russell Cilley of Northfield, N.H., and Edwin Cilley of Hamden, Mass.; her two grandchildren, Loriann Polakoff and her husband, Phil, and daughter, Abby, and Richard B. Kent Jr. and his wife, Loretta, and children, Bradley, Ashton, and Justin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Ken Cilley and her sister, Margaret Chellman.

The family would like to thank the staff at Groton Regency for their compassionate care given to Gertrude during her stay.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday at Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St. Interment will be in Colonel Ledyard Cemetery. A visiting hour will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Donations in her memory may be directed to Beacon Hospice, 12 Roosevelt Ave., Mystic, CT 06355.
Published in The Day on May 25, 2014
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