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Leila Marie Adorney

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Leila Marie Adorney Obituary
Leila Marie Adorney

AGE: 87 • Orleans, MA

Leila Marie Adorney (nee: Schuler), age 87, of Orleans, MA died on June 30 at the Pleasant Bay Nursing Home. Born in Tom's River, NJ in 1927, the only child of Frank and Kathryn Schuler, Leila showed artistic talent at a young age and graduated from the Department of Illustration at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 1947, where she met and married Charles S. Adorney. For 67 years, Leila was a devoted wife and mother of five children. She continued to paint and draw, and was an enthusiastic golfer, camper and music lover. An active member of the Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, CT, she was also committed to various humanitarian causes, particularly the World Wildlife Federation and Amnesty International. Leila and Chuck retired in 1990 and moved to Cape Cod, Mass. where she became an active member of the Methodist Church in Orleans.

Leila is survived by her husband, Chuck, their five children, Mark, Kathy, John, Thom, Jim and their spouses; eleven grandchildren and their spouses, and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Orleans United Methodist Church, 73 Main Street, Orleans MA, 20653 at 11am on Friday, August 29. The service will be followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Amnesty International, the (Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter) or the World Wildlife Federation. For online condolences, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 6, 2014
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