Kathleen F. Ackermann

August 22, 1944October 31, 2013
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Kathleen F. Ackermann, 69, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on October 31, 2013. Kathleen was born on August 22, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to James and Madeleine (Joncas) McCloskey.

Kathleen enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles, and playing the penny slots in Laughlin and Las Vegas with her friends. Her favorite TV shows and movies were crime dramas and she especially liked to read James Patterson books. Kathleen loved her cats, Catalina and Molly; she called them her “besties.” Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, Connor and Madeleine.

Kathleen is survived by her son and daughter in law, Chris and Vicky Ackermann; grandson, Connor Ackermann, granddaughter, Madeleine Ackermann; brothers, Terry and Jimmy; sister, Judy; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Madeleine McCloskey.

A memorial service for Kathleen will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, 6747 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Funeral Care.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kathleen F. Ackermann

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Stephanie Nowak

January 9, 2014

Kathleen, it was a joy working with you, I will miss you.
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Shawn McCloskey

December 17, 2013

Her passing was too soon, and her absence will greatly be missed.

I truly did enjoy the presence of my aunt. What I remember the most about her is she could tell a great story. Over the years whenever we would get together and talk of what has happened, Aunt Kathy would always have the most enthusiastic recounting of what happened, even it was as simple as going to the store for a container of milk.

She loved to just spend time with you and I first missed her presence when she moved away to California, but when we visited me an my family visited her, and we got off of the plane, she and her family was dressed up as the tourist with a loud Hawaiian Shirt, large brimmed hat and a camera around her neck.

Then when both my parents and she lived in Florida, and my wife and I would visit, we would stay up all night just talking, and catching up.

Aunt Kathy was a joy every time we saw her, and she will always be with me.

I hope you remember her character, and my sincerest apologies on your loss Christopher, Vicky, Connor, and Madeline

November 19, 2013

I'm very sorry for your loss. May the "God of all comfort" bring you peace during this troubling time.

The Barnes Family

November 17, 2013

Kathy, I miss you and our treasured talks. I also miss being able to walk past accounting and say good morning Kathala and waiting for your response. Dan & I will always miss our trips to Laughlin, Vegas and all the other casinos we visited. We always had great fun.

Chris, Vicky & kids we are so sorry for you loss. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

Ann Edmonson

November 15, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Everytime I saw your mother she would say how proud she was of you and everything you accomplished. She would share that the best decision she made was to live close to you. She loved to spend time with you and Vicky and Connor and Maddie. She was always smiling and happy when I was around her. She will be missed by a lot of people. Love, Hanka

Bob ackermann

November 7, 2013

I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences and deepest sympathy.

Jeffrey McCloskey

November 7, 2013

to my cousin and the rest of the family. I truly enjoyed the time i was able to spend with your mother while she lived in Florida. i'll always cherish it. while the loss of a loved one is never easy, it's the memories and photos that will always be with us forever. I'll never forget the blizzard when you mom visited, and the late nights at my mom's in Florida. my sympathy goes out to you, i'll remember her and your family in my prayers, and always cherish those memories. God Bless

November 6, 2013

We are truly sorry for your loss. Kathy was Kathy and we loved her for it. She left us too soon but wonderfully at peace and we are thankful for that. She will never be forgotten "cause memories always remain close to our hearts" Vicky and Chris thank you for the walk down memory lane with your mother--what a nice tribute.Our prayers are with you. Love Aunt Sylvia & Uncle Terry

Jo Ann Ackermann

November 6, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. I hope during your time of grief you are comforted by wonderful memories shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ron Ackermann

November 6, 2013

Kathy was a wonderful sister-in-law. Very kind and patient. She will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to you Chris and Vicky.