Barbara J. Ackley
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Barbara J. (Day) Ackley, 90, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Carlyle House in Framingham, with members of her loving family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Glenn E. Ackley, who passed away in 2009. Barbara was born and raised in Northborough, a daughter to the late Leslie C. and Bertha F. (Beatty) Day. She graduated Northborough High School, Class of 1947, prior to attending UMASS, and was a former member of Trinity Church. Barbara remained a resident of Northborough for most all of her life. Barbara worked as a bookkeeper for many years at the former Chase Paper Company in Westborough prior to her retirement. She was an avid bowler at Sawyers Bowladrome in Northborough where she enjoyed the competition and made many lasting friendships. She also competed in the Worcester County Womans Bowling League for several years. With a true heartfelt love for family and friends alike, Barbara would put the care and comfort of others before her own needs. She found enjoyment in hosting and cooking wonderful meals for the many family and holiday gatherings throughout the years; her family will especially cherish the many Sunday dinners together. Barbara also enjoyed traveling with her husband Glenn around the country especially to, Cape Cod, Florida and their nine trips to Hawaii. Barbara is survived by her 6 loving children, Thomas Ackley of Northborough, Brian Ackley and his wife Beth of Cumberland, RI, Keith Ackley and his wife Mary of Southborough, Janet Ackley of Westborough, Robert Ackley and his wife Mandy of Southborough, Lauren Fawell and her husband Stephen of Framingham; 13 grandchildren whom she adored, Matthew, William, Sarah, Elizabeth, James, Glenn, Jeffrey, Victoria, Christopher, Robert, Rachael, Stephanie, Amanda and six great-grandchildren. Barbara also leaves one sister, Doris Heath of Southborough and many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Everett Day, Earl Day, Winifred Ewing, Robert Day, Marion Ford, Sylvia Warren and her step-sister, Shirley Beatty. Services and burial at this time will be private, for the family. A time to gather in remembrance and to celebrate Barbaras life will be planned for a future date, once social gathering restrictions have been relaxed. The Ackley family would like to thank the Carlyle House staff for their kindness and support given to Barbara during her stay there. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Carlyle House | Resident Activity Fund, 342 Winter St, Framingham, MA 01702. To leave a condolence, please visit

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Published in The Hudson Sun from Jun. 17 to Jun. 30, 2020.
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June 26, 2020
'm so sorry to hear of your loved and deepest condolences are extended to you. Something that's helped me through the death of loved ones is to reflect on 1 Corinthians 15:26.
June 17, 2020
Janet and family, so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a lovely person and always had a smile! I remember your parents coming to the Andrea Restaurant many Friday nights when I was working and was always happy to be the waitress for them! Our parents brought us all together and they were such a great team of friends! I will always hold those memories close, especially the golf course summer trips.

God Bless,
Debby [Sanders] Brossi
Debby Brossi
June 17, 2020
Rest in peace Barbara, Sweet Pea an I will miss you.
Joan Thomas
June 17, 2020
Dear Keith & Mary,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Artie Johnson
June 17, 2020
Brian & Family
Sorry about your Mom. Thoughts And prayers are with you Brother.
Wayne Thomas
June 16, 2020
To the Ackley Family,
Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences in the loss of your mother. My mother and I bowled with your mother foe many years on the Monday night womans league. May the memories you have of her be forever in your hearts .
Hazel DiBenedetto & Martha (DiBenedetto) Owens
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