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Happy Acee Jr., 77
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Happy Acee Jr., 77, died on December 24. He was born on Oct. 9, 1936 and raised in Clark Mills where he resided most of his life.

He was the son of Happy and Julia (Khoury) Acee, Sr. and one of fourteen children. He is survived by his brothers Frederick and Linda, Gabriel and Barbara, and his sisters, Katie Lewis and Theresa and Narvin Efferson. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Edward, Ted, Albert, Tony, Tommy, and sisters Bedelia, Leona, Ellen and Marion, and mother-in-law Josephine Gargiulo.

He married Judith Gargiulo on November 30, 1957. They raised five children Happy III (Nancy), Candace (Carl) Ingerham, Lynne (Paul) Sypher, David Acee and Linda Peters, and Michele (Vince) Abel. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren Amanda (Jerry) Hunter, Matthew (Katelyn) Sypher, Happy Acee IV, Brian (Elissa) Sypher, Adrian Acee, Alexandra Abel, Aaron Acee, Connor Acee, Tyler Abel, Austin Acee, and Marcus Sypher. He also leaves behind sisters-in-law Marjorie (Ben) Brower, Diane (John) Ligas and brother-in-law John Gargiulo and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and neighbors.

Any donations can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Oneida, Herkimer and Eastern Madison Counties.