Nancy P. Ackles
Nancy P. Ackles formerly of Fitchburg, MA; 83 FITCHBURG -- Nancy P. Ackles passed away December 20, 2016, in Sonoma, CA at the age of 83. She was born in Fitchburg, MA where she lived until her move to Sonoma in April 2014. Nancy was a loving mother to son Jim O'Neil of San Francisco, CA (Susie Albrecht), daughter Jane O'Neil of Hull, MA, and grandsons Jimmy McCurdy of Canton, MA and Patrick McCurdy of Hull, MA. She is also survived by her sister Millie Rouleau (Leon). Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Robert Ackles and brother Donald Mastin. A graduate of Fitchburg High School in 1950, Nancy always enjoyed her class reunions. Nancy worked at Simonds International (retired after 34 years in 2000); Cluett, Peabody (Arrow Shirt); Foster Grant; and the Fay Club. Dancing was a lifelong passion of Nancy's, starting with performances as a young girl. Nancy was an avid reader, and particularly enjoyed James Patterson's books. She was an enthusiastic fan of all Boston sports teams, especially the Celtics during the 1960s. In addition to keeping up with her Boston teams, Nancy became a Giants and Warriors fan after her move to the SF Bay Area. Known for her exuberant and outgoing personality, sense of humor and excellent memory, Nancy enjoyed socializing and made an impact on everyone she met. In the years before she moved to Sonoma, Nancy was especially fond of her visits to the Eastwood Club and all the great people she met there. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Nancy's life at the Eastwood Club on Saturday, February 11 from 2-4pm. Please contact Jane O'Neil at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
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