Margaret Ackerman

Margaret Elizabeth ""Peggy"" Ackerman (Boyles)

Monday January 2, 1956 - Thursday May 7, 2020
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Wassaic – Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Ackerman, 64, a lifelong area resident died peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Regional Hospice of Danbury following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Peggy worked as a secretary for the Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office in Wassaic, NY a career that spanned from 1974 until her retirement in October of 2017.

Born January 2, 1956 in Sharon, CT she was the daughter of the late Robert, Sr. and Beverly J. (Killmer) Boyles. Peggy was a 1974 graduate of Webutuck High School in Amenia, NY and received an associate’s degree from Westchester Business Institute. On June 12, 1988 in Wassaic, she married Randy Ackerman. Mr. Ackerman died July 3, 2013. Peggy was a life member and former vice president and president of the Wassaic Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary serving for over 40 years. She was also a member of the CSEA and the Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia. She enjoyed playing Bingo and attending and marching with the Wassaic Ladies Auxiliary in local fireman’s parades for many years, often seen leading the auxiliary proudly down the street and on to many “Best Overall” wins for her beloved department. Peggy was also a dedicated volunteer at the Thrift Shop in Dover Plains and was an avid reader in her spare time. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many friends.

Peggy is survived by her daughter, Jessica Ackerman of Wassaic; her sister, Judith Curtis and her husband Sherrill of Amenia; two brothers, Robert Boyles, Jr. and his companion Carolyn Bosley of Wassaic and Gary Boyles of Dover Plains; her nephew, Russell Boyles of Wassaic and her daughter in law, Crystal Ackerman of Amenia; five grandchildren, Faith, Grace and Landen Ackerman and Ashton and Morgan Lobert and her great grandson, Elijah Spears of Wassaic. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by a son, Chadd Micheal Ackerman on July 21, 2018.

Graveside services and burial will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11am at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Route 22, Amenia, NY. Rev. Clarice Murphy will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. To send an online condolence or to send a floral arrangement to the family please visit Please adhere to the social distancing and facial covering guidelines if you plan to attend.
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, May 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    Reverand Clarice Murphy
  • Interment

    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    Route 22
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Helen Boyles

Posted at 08:22am
Thoughts and prayers to all. Rest in peace Peggy. Love Uncle Hezzie and Helen.
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Joyce Boyles

Posted at 07:55am
Rest in peace Peggy. Love cousin Joyce
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The Short Family - Tony, Heidi, & Crystal

Posted at 08:50pm
Missing you dearly, thank you for all the memories over the years. It is a blessing for you and Randy to be together again
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J.HK. Auxiliary- Dover

Posted at 08:40pm
Her smile was infectious, it was always a great time when she would come down and help us out. We will miss her at the parades! J. H.K. Auxiliary
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Doug Dietter Posted at 06:49pm

Doug Dietter My condolences to all family and friends.

Linda winchcombe

Posted at 05:40pm
Our condolences to all of Peggy's family. We are thinking of them at this sad time. Fred & Linda Winchcombe

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