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Janine M. (McLaughlin) Ackerman
Obituary of Janine Ackerman
Janine M. (McLaughlin) Ackerman of Westford passed away on May 10, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Gary G. Ackerman of Westford and loving mother of Garrett M. Ackerman of Westford.
Cherished sister of Michael P. McLaughlin and his wife Leeanne of Chelmsford, Alfred F. McLaughlin of Rhode Island and sister-in-law Eileen McLaughlin of Maine. Janine is also survived by her sister-in-law Kathy and her husband Brent Harris of Florida, Nancy and her husband Joe D’Andragora of Bedford and Julie and her husband John Pidgeon of Florida. She is also survived by the following nieces and nephews; Patrick, Joseph and Shannon McLaughlin of Chelmsford; Lillian, Bailey, Devon, Kelly and Hunter McLaughlin of Maine; Charlotte Harris of Methuen and Amanda Harris of Florida; Tony D’Andragora of Burlington; Amelia Henry and Jillian Brady of Worcester.
Janine was the loving daughter of the late Alfred L. and Mary Jane (Walker) McLaughlin. She is also survived by father-in-law Charles Ackerman and mother-in-law Regena Henning.
Janine was born and raised in Bedford; she graduated from Bedford High School in 1984. Janine earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Fitchburg State University and a Master’s Degree in Management from Emmanuel College; she worked as a manager for Verizon for 17 years.
Janine adored her family and time spent with her many friends. She had a huge heart and was a devoted animal lover. She was a competitive high school athlete playing field hockey and softball as well as trying out for the Bedford High School Football team. She was an avid runner and completed the running of the Boston Marathon.
Janine had a fun and carefree spirit and a lively personality. She was fun to be around and always put others before herself. She had a kind and generous heart and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Irene’s Church, 187 East Street, Carlisle, MA at 10am. Burial to follow in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford. Family and friends are invited.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Janine's memory to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (https://www.mspca.org/donate-now/), 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 are appreciated.