Theresa (Terri) Marie Lussier Ackley, 89, died May 1, 2023 with her children by her side at the Douglas Center For Caring, A Community Hospice and Palliative Care facility at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida.
Terri was born on May 22, 1933, in Peterborough, NH, to Fred and Clara Lussier. After graduating from high school, she enlisted in the US Air Force. Upon completing her military service, Terri worked for several companies such as Remington, before getting married. While raising her family, she also successfully managed numerous real estate and investment properties that belonged to her late husband. Additionally, she played a vital role in managing her late husband's private medical practice in Ohio and Florida. Terri lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and Jacksonville, FL, before moving to Sandusky, OH.
She had a passion for entertaining guests, cooking, traveling, gardening, and music. Her warm and welcoming nature allowed her to easily strike up a conversation with anyone. Terri delighted in sharing stories of social gatherings that she hosted at her home, featuring her exceptional culinary skills and famous 12-course meals. She also reminisced about the incredible trips she took with her late husband and family. Even in her final days, Terri expressed gratitude for having led such a full life, rich with remarkable experiences and memories.
She was the loving wife and widow of Dr. Eugene Edward Ackley, who died in August 2000.
Terri is survived by one son, David Ackley of Florida, one daughter, Michelle Rowan of Florida; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by her two sisters Evelyn Jean Rollins, who died in 2012 and Rosemarie Duntan, who died in 1997.
SERVICES: A calling hour will be held at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough, on Saturday May 13th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Burial will immediately follow at St. Peter Cemetery on High Street, Peterborough NH.
A Celebration of Terri’s life will be announced soon and held in Jacksonville, FL.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made in Terri’s name to the National Audubon Society.
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