Christopher S. Acres Sr.
1967 - 2020
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Christopher S. Acres, Sr. 52, of Danvers, formerly Malden and beloved husband of Adrianne (Ross) Acres, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Chris was a father of two boys of whom he loved without limit, and was extraordinarily proud of; John Acres and Christopher S. Jr. He was the stepfather to Kyriel (Azreal) Ross whom he also treasured. Officer Christopher S. Acres Sr. End of Watch 01/28/2020, Chris served the Middlesex County Sheriffs Office with distinction for 31 years as a Corrections Officer. Although he loved his job of serving justice, he was looking forward to his retirement. Since the age of 15 Chris was first an Explorer, and then an officer for The Malden Emergency Center (MEC), a first responder center with a rescue unit. It was his second family and second life. Eventually he worked his way up to Captain and then President and Chief Officer of the MEC. He was a Past Worshipful Master (2013) of Mt. Vernon-Galilean Lodge of Malden/ Melrose, and was serving as the current Worthy Patron of Melrose Chapter No. 14, Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a member of the Massachusetts York Rite, and recently initiated into the Aleppo Temple Shrine in Wilmington. Chris was an extraordinarily loving, giving, and kind person. His whole life was dedicated to service, from his work at the sheriffs office to the Rescue Unit, to serving Malden as an Alderman for Ward 5. He would have given you his last dime, the last shirt off his back, and been proud to have done so. His is survived by his beloved wife Adrianne Acres of Danvers, his sons US Army Sgt. Christopher S. Acres, Jr. at Ft. Polk, LA and John Acres at home in Malden, his stepdaughter Kyriel Ross of Hamilton. Chris also leaves behind his mother, Carol Acres and a large extended family from all over the country and Canada. He was preceded in death by his father Chester Ledbury, as well as a half-brother Robert Ledbury. Visiting hours will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Wednesday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and again from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. An Eastern Service and Masonic Funeral Ritual will be held at 7:00 PM. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 6 th at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude in the funeral home. Funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Massachusetts DeMolay Wakefield Chapter, 370 Salem St. Wakefield MA, 01880. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.Welsh FuneralHome.com

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Published in Observer-Advocate from Feb. 4 to Feb. 18, 2020.
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June 22, 2020
Acres Family
My condolences to his family
R I P
D. Mullis
Denise Mullis
March 3, 2020
My father John was a big part of Chris' life in the early years of his life. Finally in 2016 my wife Lori and I were able to get together with Chris and Adrianne and grew very close to them in the few short years since. This leaves a terrible void for us all.

We shared a lot together since meeting and I know his lovely wife and two sons were his pride and joy and he was looking forward to retiring and having more time with them.

Rest in peace cousin, you will always live in our hearts. Until we meet again!

John and Lori Acres
John Acres
February 21, 2020
To the family of Chris.
I am so sorry for your recent loss

I never met Chris personally. However My husband John Shiels and I had met his mother Carol Acres. Chris and I were both doing Genealogy research on the Acres Family, when we met online.
My husband,John Shiels, was the Biological son of Richard Warren Acres and his second wife, Ethel Bernice "Bunny" Wynne. He was formally adopted by the Shiels family.
I began my research back in 1995, when we became aware of the biological family, as we were seeking family medical history re: Heart Issues and discovered several ancestors inflicted. In John's case it affected persons in both the Acres and Wynne families. Again my deepest and sincere sympathy. Wonderful memories will replace the grief you now feel.
February 8, 2020
&quot;Rest easy; sleep well Officer,<br />Know the line has held, your job is done,<br />Rest easy, sleep well,<br />Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held,<br />Peace, peace, and farewell...&quot;<br /&g
"Rest easy; sleep well Officer,
Know the line has held, your job is done,
Rest easy, sleep well,
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held,
Peace, peace, and farewell..."
EMS LT Peter Wight (retired)
February 7, 2020
To the Acres Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Chris will be missed by all who new him .
Kevin Boyle
Acquaintance
February 6, 2020
Our Deepest Condolences and Prayers to the Acres Family and Friends , God Bless.
Charles Corey
February 5, 2020
I would like to express mý heartfelt sympathy to Chris' family at this time. He was such a wonderful person. Bobbi Epstein
Bobbi Epstein
Acquaintance
February 5, 2020
Chris was one of a kind. We were blessed and very lucky to have known him. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. May he rest in peace.
MCI Framingham Staff
Coworker
February 5, 2020
We only met the once on November 28th, 2019, but the memory of our first Thanksgiving together since we found the Ledburys is one I will never forget. So glad I got to meet you and your family. Rest easy . Your New Brunswick, Canada family.
Sheana Black
Family
February 5, 2020
Chris was a great man, father and public servant! Im going to miss all his political jargon an Facebook. Very passionate guy and will be missed by all who knew him.thoughts and prayers for all his family and friends.
John Sauvageau
Acquaintance
February 5, 2020
I worked with Chris for a lot of years and he was a great person, officer on the rescue, and was great to work with when the situation was unpredictable. I havent seen him for some years but he will be missed
James Dockery
Coworker
February 5, 2020
Chris was a person who you were thankful to know and have as a friend . May the good Lord watch over his family and guide them on this journey. God Bless Chris and all of his family. Rest in Peace my brother in Blue.Godspeed!!
William Roebuck
Coworker
February 4, 2020
A really nice person. A big loss to everyone. Rest In Peace Sir.
Ed Wawrzynowicz
Friend
February 4, 2020
My husband and I met Chris just two weeks ago as he stopped into Santarpios on Route 1 to pick up a pizza for he and his wife on his way home from work. He sat next to us while he waited and talked about growing up in Malden - we did too so that was all we needed to connect. He spoke about his wife, his sons (one in the military), his job(s) and future retirement. We spent about 30 minutes chatting before his pizza arrived and he was out the door. Although we were strangers he was very proud of his wife, kids and life. This is so very sad and surreal.
Maria O'Halloran
February 4, 2020
You will be missed, Christopher!!!!
John and Lori Acres
Family
February 4, 2020
Sometimes you meet the greatest people in not-so-great circumstance. Thank you cousin ( Ledbury ) . God Bless . You are in our thoughts and prays
Todd Christopher Ledbury
February 4, 2020
To the Acres Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Michael Sullivan
Michael Sullivan
February 4, 2020
Chris was all class. I will miss him dearly. I just spoke to him a few weeks ago.
Bill Barabino
Friend
February 4, 2020
I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about husband passing he is now resting in peace may god Be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him
Lorraine Butler
Acquaintance
February 3, 2020
It was such sad news to hear of Chriss passing! I had the pleasure of working with Chris at the Middlesex Sheriffs Office as well as funeral work at numerous locations! To Chriss family please except my sincere condolences and may God Bless!
William Spadafora
February 3, 2020
To the Acres family so sorry for your loss I had the pleasure of working with Chris at the MEC and As an EMT at Action Ambulance RIP Chris
Frances MacDonald
Friend
February 3, 2020
I met Chris as a member of the Malden Republican City Committe(MRCC) over 25 years ago. We worked together on many special projects to promote the MRCC. We become friends and golfed together in N.H. with Chris Jr. in the fall. Chris and his family hosted me and we had awesome BBQ's! Chris will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with the family; Chris Jr, John , Adrianna and Debbie. Thank you Chris Sr. and Chris Jr. for your service. In loving memory, Drew Zamagni
Drew Zamagni
Friend
February 3, 2020
I'm numb my Friend! It's been a rough week! It's got to be a bad dream! Thanks for being my Friend!
Chuck Carnell
February 3, 2020
I am honored and blessed to have known Chris. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him.
My condolences to you and your family.
David Frizzell
Friend
February 3, 2020
Come to met Chris through my uncle at MEC at parades. But recently Chris was his best man at his wedding in August of 2019. My thoughts and prayers are with my fellow First Responders, Chris's wife, and his two sons. We have it from here.
Steven Medeiros
February 3, 2020
He was a great person none better if he was your friend will be sorely missed by many rest in pease my friend till we meet again
Brian OConnell
Friend
February 3, 2020
May God bless Chris and all his loved ones. Rest in peace.
Dean Marcotullio
February 3, 2020
You were like a brother to many and my mom loved you like a son. I have no words to express how I feel. Until we meet again. May God watch over your family.

Love,
Billy
William Goren
Friend
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