Rosa Lee Ackerson

MERRIMACK -- Rosa Lee Ackerson, 72, died Feb. 1, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a long illness.

She was born in Hickory, N.C., Jan. 3, 1938, to Oscar S. and Lizzie (Lefevers) Ates. She was employed at Massachusetts Mutual Insurance, and in her early years was a teacher.

Family members include her husband, Robert D. Ackerson, of Merrimack, two sons, Thomas Ackerson of Manchester and Todd Ackerson of Merrimack; two daughters, Wendy Hebert of Candia and Cheryl Ackerson of Lyndeborough; nine grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Hannah; ad nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Calling hours in George R. Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held in the funeral home. Burial will be in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, c/o Admin., 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA, 02114.

For more information, go to

Funeral Home

George R. Rivet Funeral Home
425 D.W. Highway P.O. Box 86 Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-5530

Published in Union Leader on Feb. 3, 2010