Philip O. Akerley


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Gloucester - Philip O. Akerley, age 75, of Gloucester, passed away Tuesday evening, July 30, 2019, at Beverly Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Dennen) Akerley. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Edward and Esther (Magnuson) Akerley. Philip grew up in Marblehead, Beverly and West Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Mr. Akerley had been the owner and fish broker for Pacam Seafoods in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for many years. Philip also had been employed as Sales Manager for Hiltz Rubbish and Disposal Company in Gloucester until his retirement in 2017.

A resident of Gloucester for many years, he was a member of the Elks Lodge in Gloucester and was a Corporator for the Cape Ann Savings Bank.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Amy Baker and her husband Thomas A. of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts; his grandsons, Matthew T. Baker and Charles E. Baker; two sisters, Johanna Akerley of Lynn and E. Bonnie Akerley of Gloucester and one brother, Edward C. Akerley of Gloucester; two sisters-in-law, Christine D. Rafter and Nancy B. Akerley; one brother-in-law, Peter H. Dennen, all of Gloucester; and many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and -nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Christopher W. Akerley; and his brother Fred "Ted" Akerley.

His interment will be held privately in the spring. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Information, directions, condolences at
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Kate Anastasia
Aug 19, 2019
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Nicholas Holland
Aug 14, 2019
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quimby and carly osier
Aug 09, 2019
marge very sorry to of phils passing he always had agreat smile wit and a presence that made everyone feel good. god bless
Ronnie Roberts
Aug 07, 2019
To the Akerley family: very sorry to read of Phil's passing,first met him when he owned the Harbor Cafe, so easy going with that big smile and being an old car guy now,loved that 39 Cadillac with the PA vanity plate that Phil had, he knew a lot of my family from W.Gloucester, This city has lost a great man who will be missed by anyone who knew him.
Ernie Curtis
Aug 07, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Phil was a good man who always had a kind word and ready smile. He will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched and made better.
Louis Logue
Aug 06, 2019
Will miss Phil's friendship he and I would fix a lot of the worlds problems while at the M.A.C. in the afternoon, being a modest man we decided not to let anyone else know... God speed
John Love
Aug 06, 2019
A big man with a great heart, always lending a helping hand. You made us laugh with your stories. We shall miss you.
George Humphrey
Aug 06, 2019
A good Man, a better friend. Rest easy.
Capt. Richard Haworth & Judith Haworth
Aug 05, 2019
Farewell old friend , we had a lot of fun times unloading swordfish &tuna;. You were always GOOD friend. Judy has fond memories of the dinners at our house.
All the Best in Heaven my friend
Sharon Love Cook
Aug 05, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about Phil. I've known him all through the years of his friendship with my brother John. Phil had the best easy-going attitude and a wonderful sense of humor. He and Margie were a compatible pair, Gloucester's finest. The world is a sadder place without Phil Akerley's wit and humor.
Ed Currier
Aug 05, 2019
Phil was a true gentlemen. He will be missed
Jerris Cook
Aug 05, 2019
Phil was a great man. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP my friend.
tim guest
Aug 05, 2019
My dear old friend I will miss you. A truly one of a kind friend my thoughts extend to your lovely family.
connie woundy
Aug 05, 2019
so sorry to hear about phil's passing will be missed
Judith Balzarini Hunt
Aug 05, 2019
Phil was one of the kindest men that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Heaven has gained another angel.