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Diane L. (droukas) Akerblom

Born: Fri., Feb. 24, 1950
Died: Tue., Aug. 4, 2015


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Brockton

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Diane L. (Droukas) Akerblom, 65, born on Feb. 24 1950 in Brockton, MA, passed away suddenly at South Shore Hospital Aug. 4 2015.  She was the wife of William A. Akerblom.

 Born February 24, 1950 in Brockton, MA  she was the daughter of the late William & Bertha Droukas.

Diane graduated from Brockton High in 1968, and was a lifelong resident of Brockton. She was employed by Bay State Gas Co. for many years, and was later employed as a home health-aid. Diane enjoyed the simple things in life.

Some of Diane’s hobbies included gardening, bargain hunting, solving puzzles, going to the beach, watching sunsets, riding her bike, hosting family gatherings, and bowling with her father. Most importantly taking care of her family, friends, and pets was her passion in life.

Diane is survived by her daughter, Michelle Prevett and her husband Mark of Carver, MA; her sons, Michael Cutting and his wive Vanessa of Orlando, FL; Erik Akerblom of Fall River, MA, and Stephen Akerblom of Baltimore, MD; and four grandchildren.

She was the sister of Tom Droukas of Plymouth, MA, William S. Droukas of Holbrook, MA, Lisa Buckley of Brockton, MA, and the late Susan Droukas and Peter Droukas. 

Visitation will be held on Monday Aug. 10 2015 from 5-8pm in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home 647 Main Street Brockton, MA 02301.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday Aug. 11 2015 at 10am at The First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 900 Main Street. Brockton, MA 02301

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MSPCA, 1300 W Elm Street Ext., Brockton, MA 02302 or on line at www.MSPCA.org.


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Paulette Griswold Murphy
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
To the family,
May the happy memories fill the hole in your hearts. So sorry for your loss.

Deby Souza
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
Sad to hear of Diane's passing. Will always remember her as a sweet,friendly person and wonderful co-worker. Miss you Diane and you'll be in my thoughts always..

   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Diana's passing. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. And I know she offered her help to my mom when my Dad passed. Please know she is in our thoughts and prayers as are all of you. God Bless. Love Jo-Anne

Kristen Seitz
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
Michelle, Mark, Olivia, and Jillian,
We are so sorry for your loss. Try to remember the happy times. They will help with the tough times. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kristen, CJ and boys

Elaine Hancock Legault
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
Michelle & Michael,

We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My family and I still have so many happy memories...she is definitely one of the "Good Ones". Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Elaine, David, Alecia & Kenny Legault

David & Louise Spillane
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was one of the most caring person we knew and she will be missed. Love to all

David & Louise

David & Louise

Elaine Gill
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
I'm so saddened to hear of Diane's passing.Many happy memories and laughs were shared with her at the Raymond School PTA gatherings.Our deepest sympathy to her family.An angel ,if there ever was one!

Diane C. Sullivan
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
My sincerest sympathies are with you all. Diane was a lovely woman and a wonderful parent. It was a pleasure to work with her and Eric and Stephen at the Raymond School. I am so sad for you all. I am also sorry that you lost your grandfather. I had never realized the connection- my Father was Arthur Monahan- he and his brothers ran The Blue Eagles Club. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sheila Walsh
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
I am so sorry to hear this, you are all in my thoughts. Diane was a special angel on this earth and a huge part of my families life. We have so many memories of her, so many fun times, growing up together on Searles Place. She did so much to make our little corner of the world fun and SAFE...lol. We all loved her so much and we knew where to go anytime for anything. She had it all from Popsicles to band aides, from advice to stories, saving tiny birds or kittens and helping me plant my flowers at my first house! An angel, a beautiful friend to me for so many special years. My family was blessed to have had you and we will all miss you so much, we love you Diane. Thank you so much.

Martin Dillis
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
Shock, sorrow...these are the only words that initially come to mind. Having lost my own mother (Emily Dillis) about a year ago, I can, unfortunately, relate to and sympathize with her family. Diane was my mother's caregiver until Mom's passing, and a helpful and supportive friend to my Dad, Bob. More than that, Diane had also become a member of our family. While I personally only had the pleasure of meeting her on several occasions, I can honestly say that her commitment to, and warmth and love for, her friends and family was profoundly evident. Diane held, no, HOLDS, a special place in our hearts and will be truly missed and never forgotten! I extend my deepest condolences to her family.

Marty Dillis

Joe Rindone
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
We were kids together on Lewiston St. I got a chance to talk to Diane a few
years back after not seeing her for over 35 years. I'm so grateful for that.
My condolences to her family.

Mike Cutting Sr
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
You were an angel on earth so now you'll be watching over everyone from heaven thank you for all you did you were a wonderful mother, was a great co-parent with me and a friend. I'll try to carry on as co grandparents but it's going to be really hard without you. I'm so glad you were able to spend Xmas eve with us two yrs ago in Florida it is a beautiful memory. You will not be forgotten and your legacy will live on through your children. Thanks for the memories I have and I'll pray and think of you always Your friend always. May you be in God's hand in eternal peace. I know you are and will help me with our children as they have a wonderful special angel with them now at all times. RIP MICHAEL

Alice Hogan
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
Michael and Michelle
Sorry to read of your mother's passing she was such a wonderful person. She did so much to make my mother's life a little easier. Many Christmas's would have passed with no decorated tree for my mother if not for your mother doing it as a gift to mine. Her wonderful personality lightened ones day. You guys often accompanied Diane to my mother's house which my mother enjoyed.

Keith & Ronda Rowe
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
Know that we pray for you our friend and neighbor who has welcomed us for eleven years. Condolence to the Akerblom family

Walter & Rosa Mehl
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
To Diane's family, Please accept our sincere condolences. Walter and I were sorry to learn of Diane's passing.She always made it a point to walk her dad by the house to say hello.She will be missed. Love to all. Rosa & Wally

Paul Andrews
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015


Tom, Lisa, Billy, Diane was a beautiful person and friend of our families. She is in our prayers. Most sincere condolences. Paul and Jeri Andrews Colorado Springs, CO.

Paula Van Gemert
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
I am so sorry and shocked to hear of your loss. Diane trained me for a personal care aide position in Holbrook and in that period of time I found her to be a wonderful and caring person and she will be sorely missed at this home.

Janet Andrews Smith
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
Tom, Lisa, Billy,
I am so sorry to hear about Diane. She was truly a great and special person. She was a great friend growing up. I will never forget her smile. My prayers are with you all.

George and Sharon Mather
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. We pray you will all be comforted by the knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ at this time, knowing you will see her again. Much love to all of you.
George and Sharon Mather

Charlotte Mather Stroedter
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
Dear Family,
Although I have not seen Diane for many years, she will always be remembered by me and my children as the "BEST BABYSITTER" ever. I could always count on her to be kind and caring with my children. To this day, my children remember her with happy memories of her caretaking.

With true sympathy,

Charlotte Stroedter and children

Nina Salemi
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
I am sorry to hear the loss of your mother. She will always be your prayers and in your heart. Nina

Linda (Jordan) (Lemasa) Chew
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
I'm so sad to hear of Diane passing. Diane and I met at Shaw School - she was in first grade when I was in second. After grade school we would only run into each other occasionaly through the years; at parties or bumping into each other. But I was always so happy to see her. She was the sweetest person.

My deepest sympathy to all who loved her.

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