Dawn Marie (McLean) Ackley, age 59, a lifetime resident of Bridgeport, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2005, at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur A. Ackley. She was born on November 11, 1946, to the late Martin and Mildred McLean. She was a legal secretary with the Probate Court of Bridgeport and the former proprietor of the Brothers Deli of Fairfield. Dawn is survived by daughter, Melissa Borunda and her husband, Nathaniel and grandson, Elijah, of Bridgeport; daughter, Shannon Ackley and her husband, Kevin Kirwan and granddaughter, Jocelyn, of Shelton; son, Daniel Ackley and his wife, Adrianne and grandchildren, Laney, Marly and Jake of Milford; and daughter, Jennifer Bull and her husband, Michael Simon and grandsons, Tyler and Matthew of Milford; one brother, Scott McLean and his wife, Dorothy, of Stratford; three sisters, Paddy Geotsa of Bridgeport, Maureen Kendrick and her husband, Richard, of Stratford and Tish Krzyzek and her husband, John, also of Stratford; and a plethora of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Gail McLean. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 10 a.m. DIRECTLY at St. Andrew Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Dawn's memory to either St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN or a charity of one's choice.

Published in the Connecticut Post from 12/24/2005 - 12/25/2005.

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