Teresa R. Ciofalo Ackerman

August 28, 1927July 30, 2011

Teresa R. Ackerman, 83 of Boyertown passed away Saturday July 30, 2011 in the Mifflin Center, Shillington Pa. Teresa who was born in Birdsboro, is the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Petrillo) and Salvatore Ciofalo. She is also the widow of Ralph W. Ackerman, who passed away November 26, 2001. Teresa worked as a beautician for many years and last worked for Cabot Corp. Boyertown. Teresa who was a devoted member of St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, Boyertown. Where she also served as secretary of the first parish council, and took part on the committee that organized this Council of the church. Teresa also had held many offices in the Women’s Society of the Church, and was also a member of the St. Columbkill Seniors. Teresa was also an avid baker. She was a member of Mont-Berks CB club and the Friendship Hook and Ladder Auxiliary. She is survived by a son Brian husband of Tere (Cesarz) Ackerman of Reading. A step son George husband of Sue Ackerman of Pennside and a step daughter Marlys wife of David Haws of Boyertown. A brother Philip D. Ciofalo of New Berlinville. Mass of Christian Burial wi be held at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church 200 Indian Spring Road on Wednesday August 3 2011, at 12:30 PM. Viewing will be at church from 11 am till 12:15 on Wednesday. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Bechtelsville Pa. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Jimmy DiCindio, Jenny Gilbert, Leslie Saponsky, Key Club, Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship Fund. P.O. Box 392 Boyertown Pa. 19512 or to Wood to Wonderful 1044 North 8th street reading Pa. 19604 Online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 3, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Patsy Friel

August 2, 2011

+ Dear Brian.....I came to know your Mom within the past seven years when I moved out here from Philadelphia. She and Yolanda Deklinsky took me under their wings and guided me as I got used to living a 'country' life! I will always cherish the memories of making her laugh, sharing her stories of growing up in this area and her wisdom and advice. Scripture describes "a woman of valor, who can find? Her value is above rubies....' Yes, valor...your Mom stood the test of time and came out a real gem! I envision her laying out floor plans for a feast in Heaven....until that time when we will all be reunited again.....may the Lord grant her peace and watch over you and your loved ones......Many blessings! PATSY FRIEL Gilbertsville, Pa

August 2, 2011

Teresa was a wonderful person. It was a privilege to be a part of her extended family. May God give you comfort Brian and Tere.
Paul and Marcia Fisher

Philip S. Ciofalo

August 1, 2011

I am sorry for your loss and although your mother can never be replaced, you can take comfort in knowing she is in a better place.

Debbie Murray

August 1, 2011

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. May your grief be short in time to be replaced with loving memories. God Bless...from our family to yours.