Frances Ackley

October 27, 1932August 10, 2012

Frances (Lacey) Ackley passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012 as a result of cancer. Born October 27, 1932 in Flint to Laurence and Margaret (Abbott) Lacey, Fran led a devoted life to her Catholic faith, family and friends, and also her career. She was a secretary at Catholic schools for many years, including St. John Vianney and Luke M. Powers high schools in Flint, as well as area doctors and real estate offices. She concluded her career as the bookkeeper at Holy Family Catholic Parish in Grand Blanc. Fran’s Irish charm and dedication was celebrated in 2005 when she was named Flint’s Irish Mother of the Year. She was married to Edward M. Ackley, who preceded her in death in 1958. She bade farewell to their four children: Edward; Suzanne (Christopher) Bachman; Martin; and Joan (Robert) Bahra; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; as well as her brother, Edward (Pauline) Lacey, sisters Margaret (John) Mahoney and Marie Knight; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. The family would like to extend their warm thanks to Avalon Hospice in Flint and its caring staff. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday, August 13 at Hill Funeral Home in Grand Blanc, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 14 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc with Fr. Doug Osborn officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Powers Catholic High School at


  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2012
  • Vigil Service Monday, August 13, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Carol Piesko

August 26, 2012

Your Mother's life was the gift of love, kindness,and laughter. We grieve with your family. The Flushing Medical Center Family

Rose Treanor

August 22, 2012

Dear Eddie, Suzi, Marty and Joanie,

We are very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. We have great memories of being together as "Mackinaw Cousins"- all the joy, fun, laughter and stories of younger days. We know it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow...May beautiful memories help comfort you in the days to come and may the love of your family, friends and all those around you help you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy and love,

The Bill Treanor Family

Helen Abbott and family

August 17, 2012

I was so saddened to hear of Fran"s passing. I feel terrible because I was totally unaware of her passing. It wasn't until the Thurs. after her funeral that I heard she had passed. I am so sorry that me and my family were not there for all of you during this difficult time. Please know that all of you are in my heart and in my prayers. I pray that God will give all of you the Peace that only God can give. God Bless.

Frances Abbott-Dereski

August 17, 2012

It saddens me so to learn of Fran's passing. I've always thought she was a very cool lady. God's Blessings, you are in my prayers.

August 16, 2012

Remembering Fran with happiness. My prayers are with Fran's family.

Kathy Bahra

Lisa & Anne Hansknecht

August 13, 2012

We didn't know Mrs. Ackley, but if her son Marty is any reflection of her, then we know she was a kind and caring person. Our deepest sympathies. Lisa & Anne Hansknecht (Haslett, MI)

Brian & Marcie Lobdell

August 13, 2012

Dear Ackley family,
We are saddened by your loss and keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers. Fran is alive in each of you with the memories you keep. Fran had the best laugh and smile. May you feel God's loving arms of comfort through the difficult times, and may He bring a smile to your face with those great memories. Love, Brian and Marcie Lobdell

Rick Miracle

August 13, 2012

I was very saddened to hear of Fran's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I will miss the lively conversations and Fran's wit, humor and encouraging remarks. It is comforting to know that her soul is at rest, her pain is gone and she is rejoicing with our Lord and Savior. She is where I pray to be. Love you guys

Richard Zeile

August 13, 2012

Martin, you and your family are in my prayers.

August 13, 2012

Mac and I extend our deepest sympathy to Fran's family. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Many memories and laughs we have shared over the years. RIP Fran, you now reside with our Lord and your loved ones who have gone before you.
Mac and Katie Norris, Sarasota, Florida