Ann K. Ackerman

Date of Passing:

May 24, 2020

Ackerman, Ann K. (Kelleher), 55, of Winsor Drive, Barrington, died unexpectedly on May 24, 2020. She was the beloved wife of James L. Ackerman.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Honorable Thomas F. and Mary F. (Neilan) Kelleher, she lived in Barrington for 41 years.

Mrs. Ackerman was a second grade teacher for the East Providence School Department for the past 24 years. Her love for working with students was a lifelong passion.

Ann was a graduate of Providence College and earned her Master’s Degree from Rhode Island College.

Mrs. Ackerman was a communicant of St. Luke Church. She was a devoted mother, teacher and enjoyed outdoor activities.

Besides her husband of fifteen years, she is survived by two daughters, Grace L. Ackerman and Julie R. Ackerman both of Barrington; two brothers, John F. Kelleher of North Attleboro and James N. Kelleher of Barrington and four nephews. She was the sister of the late Kathryn M. Wechseler.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday June 6, 2020 in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Contributions in Ann’s memory to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Our family was so luck to have two children go through Mrs. Ackerman’s classroom. She was a compassionate teacher who put the student first in learning. She helped our children in so many ways. Thank you Ann for your kindness and compassion. We are glad we knew you.

  2. Mrs. Ackerman will be deeply missed by my entire family.She was a loving women. Who not only helped my child being her second grade teacher. But she was there for me and always checked in on me and was their to give me positive thoughts and words. God gained a sweet angel

  3. So sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers and my sincere condolences.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    With deepest sympathy,
    The Blinn Family

  5. Ann was such a kind and beautiful person. She was an amazing teacher and co-worker whom I first met over 20 years ago. I will always treasure memories which grew from a professional relationship into a personal friendship.

    This is such a sad loss to our community, her students, co-workers, friends and family. It’s a loss that we feel deeply.

    Our most sincere condolences to James, Grace, and Julie.

    Debbie & Tom Brun

  6. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends
    – from one of her school student

  7. Prayers to family. Deepest sympathy she was a wonderful person.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Condolences.

  9. I will miss Mrs. Ackermans warm smile, friendly hellos and dedication to her students. God has another angel in His loving embrace.
    My deepest sympathy.

  10. Deepest condolences to the entire family and friends.

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