CONCORD - Carroll R. Akeley, beloved brother, dad, and granddad, died peacefully on July 26, 2014, in his residence in Concord, NH. Carroll was born to Joe and Della Akeley's large farming family in Presque Isle, ME, the third of six children. After graduating from Presque Isle High School, Carroll worked his way through college at the University of Maine and married his high school sweetheart, Joan (Jodie) Rowe, in 1952. Carroll went on to have an impressive career as a mechanical engineer in the aviation and power industries, making his home with Jodie and their children in Suffield, CT for 35 years. The couple retired to Conway, SC in 1993 and later moved to New Hampshire to be closer to family and their summer home in Hammond's Grove, ME. Carroll is survived by his daughter, Anne A. Rogers and her husband, John, of Weare, NH; sons Brian D. Akeley of Hampden, ME and Christopher J. Akeley and his wife, Susan, of Walpole, MA; grandchildren Alison Smith, Hillary Kestler, and Barton, Lauren, Caitlin, Kyle and Owen Akeley; great-grandsons Charlie, Nate and Deacon; brothers David and Albert Akeley; sister Joy Akeley; and numerous extended family. A graveside service will be held at noon, September 13, 2014 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Suffield, CT.
Published on  August 9, 2014