Born: January 17, 1918
Died: May 23, 2014
GERTRUDE MAY AKERMAN age 96, of Groton passed away on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014 at the Groton Regency.
Gertrude was born on January 17, 1918 in Hill, New Hampshire the daughter of John and Olive Addison Cilley.
She was married to Lionel F. Akerman on September 10, 1937 in Hill, New Hampshire. Lionel passed away on December 18, 2004.
She was a loving mother and grandmother to her family.
Gertrude is survived by a daughter, Virginia Kent and her husband Richard of Groton, her brothers, John Cilley of Ashland, NH, Russell Cilley of Northfield, NH and Edwin Cilley of Hamden, MA her two grandchildren, Loriann Polakoff her husband Phil and daughter, Abby and Richard B. Kent, Jr his wife Loretta and children, Bradley, Ashton and Justin and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Ken Cilley and her sister Margaret Chellman.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Groton Regency for their compassionate care given to Gertrude during her stay there.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 12 o’clock noon at the Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St. Interment will be in Colonel Ledyard Cemetery. A visiting hour will be from 11 until the time of the service. Donations in her memory may be directed to Beacon Hospice, 12 Roosevelt Ave, Mystic, CT 06355.