Newbury, MA — Howard M. Adams, Jr., 85, longtime Newbury resident, died Thursday afternoon at Beverly Hospital, after a period of declining health. His family, who was so dear to him, was by his side.
Born in Rutland, Vt., on July 3, 1928, he was one of four children of the late Howard M. and Florence (Thompson) Adams. He grew up on Parker River in Newbury, and was a graduate of Newburyport High School, Class of 1948.
During the Korean War, he proudly served with the United States Army from January 3, 1952, until his honorable discharge on December 7, 1953.
He was a hard-working man, who truly enjoyed the company of his family and friends. For years, he worked at Bailey’s, first at their Amesbury location and then at their Seabrook location, always glad to have a job and be able to take care of his family. The simple pleasures in life brought him the greatest joy - love of family, friends and community, and pride in the accomplishments of his family.
Howard leaves behind his daughter, Kathleen Foley and husband, Timothy, of Newburyport; his granddaughters, Kasey Foley and Shauna Lee and husband, Alastair; great-grandson, Tucker Lee; his brother, Alan Adams and wife, Donna; and several generations of nieces and nephews. He is now joyfully reunited with his parents, his loving wife, Gloria (Gill) Adams; his daughter, Cynthia L. Adams, who preceded him on March 13, 2014; his brother, Kenneth Adams; and his sister, Barbara Plumer.
Although his parting has left much sorrow, his life has left a positive imprint on everyone he touched. The memories they hold dear to their heart will never fade.
ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service for family and friends will be held Friday, May 30, at 12 p.m., at Evergreen Cemetery, Cottage Road, Newbury.
Arrangements by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.