Rita Ackaway

December 2, 1922September 15, 2010

Rita Ackaway, 87, of Toms River, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Born in Louisville, Ky., she resided in Hawthorne before coming to Toms River in 1965. She had owned and operated, with her husband Mike's Auction of Toms River for many years. Rita was a communicant of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Toms River. Predeceased by her husband, Michael, in 2004, she is survived by her children, Michael T. and his wife Robin, of Toms River, Shirley Ackaway Williams and her husband Joe of Toms River, and Diane Chiappone and her husband John of Marlboro. She is also survived by eight loving grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and was looking forward to seeing her two great-grandchildren that are on the way. Visiting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at Anderson & Campbell Funeral, 703 Main St., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20 at St. Luke's R.C. Church, Toms River. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11354, Alexandria, VA. 22312. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 20, 2010
  • Burial Monday, September 20, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, September 19, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rita Ackaway

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September 24, 2010


Madison just told me about your grandma i'm so sorry. Madison has my new phone number, broke my phone.


David Cook

September 22, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Green

September 21, 2010

Micky Robin and family
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

CR Hall

September 21, 2010

My condolences.

Cheryl Bell

September 21, 2010

Mike and family
May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you,
May its essence illuminate your heart,
Now and forever more

Jan Walsek

September 21, 2010

Mike, Robin, Tara
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Bill Lopez

September 20, 2010

Mike I am sorry for your loss

Scott Rosen

September 20, 2010

Micky Robin
Please accept my deepest sympathies.

John Bauders

September 20, 2010

I was sorry to here about the loss of your mother

September 20, 2010

Mike and family
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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