Doane Beal & Ames


Francis J. Aker

18 December, 192430 May, 2021

Francis (Frank) J. Aker, 96, of East Dennis, MA (formerly of West Roxbury, MA) passed away on May 30, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Boston, MA to the late George V. and Mary A. (Farlardeau) Aker on December 18, 1924. Francis was a graduate of Commerce High School, Boston and had an accounting certificate from Bentley School of Accounting and Finance.

He was a proud World War II Navy veteran who served on LSTs in the European theater. USS LST 499 (his ship) participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Frank was a member of the former East Dennis VFW post.

A dedicated employee, he worked nearly 50 years for Boston Gas as an accountant. Upon retirement, he and his wife Gloria moved to their home in East Dennis. Here he enjoyed the beauty of Cape Cod, especially the boating season and the close proximity to his daughter and son-in-law. They shared many happy meals, vacations and most importantly time together.

A considerate and compassionate man who deeply loved his family and those close to him. He will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 71 years, Gloria (Bertorelli); his daughter, Paula and son-in-law Michael Connelly and grand-dog Daisy. Mary Dauphinais and husband Leo; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings; Elmer Aker, Evelyn Bowyer, Helen Volpe and Lorraine Boudrot.

Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of the Cape, Brewster, MA on Friday, June 11th at 11:00 am. Burial will be private.

The family would like to thank Cape Cod Hospital’s dedicated nurses and doctors on 3 North for their wonderful and thoughtful care of Frank. They were his angels.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.

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Mary Dauphinais

7 June 2021

Dear Gloria, Paula and Michael,
All of us are thinking of you at this sad time. We have so many happy memories of Frank and his wonderful family. Thinking about all the family occasions, summer time at Wareham Lake Shores, Sunday poker games, Christmas parties and talking about vacations.
Frank was a big part of our lives and we will forever miss him.
The Dauphinais

Brenda Phillips

6 June 2021

Aunt Glo, Aunt Paula & Uncle Mike -- Thinking of you all, sending prayers & hugs across the miles. Will miss Uncle Frankie a bunch (can hear his kind, happy voice in my head right now). So glad & thankful everyone got together for family Christmas/New Year's 2019, & my kids got to see him and we celebrated his birthday! Katie & Michael say they remember it well & fondly. xo

Pamela Boudrot

6 June 2021

I am thinking of you Aunt Gloria, Paula and Mike with lots of wonderful family memories.

Edward Bertorelli

4 June 2021

Deepest sympathy to Francis's family on your loss. Edward Bertorelli

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