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Elizabeth Mary (Talley) Ackroyd

October 19, 1928 ~ November 27, 2020 (age 92)


On November, 27, 2020. Elizabeth M. Ackroyd (nee Talley) aged 92 of Audubon, NJ (formerly of Gloucester City, NJ).  She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 47 years, James E. Ackroyd, Jr. and her loving sister, Winifred Celestine Talley Lisa and 1 infant son.   She was the older daughter of Harry S. and Elizabeth M. (Bessie) Talley (nee O’Neill).

She is survived by her 10 children: Elizabeth Ackroyd (Williams) (Harry), Mary Ackroyd, Anne Ackroyd (Panasiuk) (Mike), James E. Ackroyd III (Carol), Rosemary Dierks (Brian), Maureen Winter (Andrew), Colleen Rushmore (James), Harry Ackroyd (Peggy), Patrick Ackroyd (Kathleen), and Cathleen Ackroyd.  Loving grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Elizabeth was a proud graduate of Gloucester Catholic HS and received her R.N. from Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing c/o ’49.  She worked as the Public Health Nurse for Gloucester City before devoting many years as mother and homemaker for her growing family. Later, she nursed and cared for patients at several local nursing facilities.  She was always active and interested in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews and cousins frequently asking them “what is it YOU like to do?.”  She and her husband, Jim, felt great pride in having reared a loving close-knit family, that all 10 are college graduates, and having created their own loving families.  She welcomed extended family and friends into her life as well, inviting them to come swim in the backyard pool and hosting extended family/friend reunions. She loved her close connection with her “Cousins’ Club’ and St. Mary’s “Sorority Girls’ which both met for over 60 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at St. Vincent Pallotti Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 901 Hopkins Rd., Haddon Township, NJ. 08033.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM.  Friends and relatives may also view by live-streaming on the church website.  Prayers of Final Commitment will follow the Mass at New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ.

Family requests that Memorial Donations be made in her name to MaryKnoll Sisters P.O. Box 317, Maryknoll NY 10545 OR St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004

Arrangements are under the direction of John J. Bryers Funeral Home Inc. 406 North Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 Jeff Thompson, Supervisor.

The instructions for viewing the Mass are printed below. When you click on LIVE STREAMING you are taken to a different website. If the Mass has not begun yet, you may need to "refresh" the website before clicking on the play arrow. This has been our only complaint, just pushing the play button without the "refresh" is trying to see the church from the original time you entered the website. Streaming will begin 5 minutes before Mass begins at 11:00am on December 3, 2020.


To see the Mass, go to our website:, scroll to the bottom of the homepage and click on LIVE STREAMING

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December 3, 2020

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Vincent Pallotti Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish (Hopkins Rd, Haddon Township)

Mass of Christian Burial
December 3, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Vincent Pallotti Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish (Hopkins Rd, Haddon Township)

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