Martin Adams Obituary

June 20, 2012

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SOUTH ROYALTON— A funeral service for Martin L. Adams, 73, who died unexpectedly on June 13, 2012 at his home in South Royalton was held June 17 at the South Royalton High School gym. Rev. Sam Newton officiated. A graveside Masonic service followed at the Riverview Cemetery in South Royalton.
He as born June 20, 1938 in Randolph, the son of Wallace and Rachel (Gifford) Adams.
He attended school in South Randolph and graduated in 1956 from South Royalton High School.
He later attended the University of Connecticut.
On Feb. 9, 1960, he married Grace McKenzie of Claremont, N.H. They lived all their married life in South Royalton where together they enjoyed many activities, including traveling and dancing.
Martin worked for several years for Charlie Leighton of South Royalton before working for over 30 years at Blodgett Supply Company in White River Jct. He retired in 2000.
He was a member of the Heartland Lions Club, Cascadnac Fish and Game Club and Rising Sun Lodge 7 F. & A.M., all of South Royalton; Hartford Elks Lodge 1541 or White River Junction and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society.
He was an avid supporter of South Royalton Athletics and a dedicated Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed deer hunting, traveling to Maine for hunting, dancing and watching sports both live and on the television. He played tenor sax in the South Royalton Town Band. His greatest love was spending time with his family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Grace; two sons, Robert Adams and his wife, Ann and Marty Adams and his wife, Linda, all of South Royalton; two daughters, Nancy Karon and her husband, Dave and Pam Chadwick and her husband, Jim, all of Sharon; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca Wilcox, Rachel Dellabough, Andrea Karon, Ryan Adams, Joshua Karon, Tara Hood, Dallas Hood, Ronald Adams and Emily and Elyza Chadwick; nine great-grandchildren; dear close friends, Mary Doyle and Betsy Hedberg-Gesner, both of Duxbury, Mass.; two brothers, Donald Adams and his wife, Marlene of South Royalton and William Adams of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; two sisters, Arlene Conant and her husband, Gordon of Randolph Center, and Audrey Ward of Barnard; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Royalton High School Athletics, 223 South Windsor Street, South Royalton, 05068.
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