Anne Adams Paul
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1936-2013 PITTSFIELD Anne Adams Paul of 42 Spadina Parkway, Pittsfield, peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Berkshire Medical Center after a brief illness.
Anne was born on March 8, 1936 in Durham, N.C., to the late John B. Adams and Margaret C. Adams and grew up in Upper Montclair, N.J. She spent her summers on the Jersey Shore. Her father, Mr. Adams was a direct descendant of President John B. Adams.
She graduated from Rogers Hall Woman's School in Worcester, Mass., in 1954. In 1956, Anne graduated from Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington, D.C. where she was one of the class officers. Upon graduation she went to work for the International Telephone & Telegraph Co., in Clifton NJ as a secretary with a high security clearance.
Anne is survived by her spouse of 54 years, Richard M. Paul whom she married on March 1, 1958. In 1972 they moved to Pittsfield, MA.
Mrs. Paul leaves four children: Robyn P. Huban and her husband, Martin, of Dalton, John C. Paul and his wife, Lisa, of Hampton, Va.; James R. Paul and his wife, Tina, of Kennesaw, Ga., and Richard M. Paul Jr. and his wife, Kim, of Houston, Texas/Bradenton, Fla. She is survived by her grandchildren: Jaclyn, Lauryn & Kevin Huban, John Paul, Jr., Jordan Paul, Richard M. Paul, III, Corrie Blough and Jason Paul and five great grandchildren.
Anne was predeceased by her brother, John B. Adams, Jr.
Anne was a longtime communicant of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she served on many committees including the Altar Guild. In recent years she became a member of The United Methodist Church of Lenox where she enjoyed being the official greeter for the 8 a.m. service. Anne also made several prayer shawls for the Prayer Shawl Committee.
Anne was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting and other needlecrafts, tennis, and was a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed traveling, especially touring the USA, spending summers on the Outer Banks in NC and winters in Tuscon, Ariz.
Anne was also an ardent supporter of the Eagles Band of Pittsfield.
Her biggest love was her grandchildren. She enjoyed being with them, going to all of their activities and would move the world for them.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Lenox on Holmes Road on Friday, February 22 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne's memory to the Berkshire Athenaeum in care of the Wellington Funeral Home, 220 East Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Please visit www.wellingtonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family.
Wellington Funeral Service
220 East Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 20, 2013