SUN CITY, Ariz. – Nerine Smith Adams Korak, 86, died Aug. 26, 2013, at the Green Desert Care Home in Glendale, Ariz. She was born in Hillsboro, the daughter of Walter J. and Hattie (Thurston) Smith. She spent her childhood growing up in Hillsboro, where she was a graduate of Hillsboro High School.
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Nerine spent many years living in Penacook working for the Beede Electric, and then for the Chubb Life Insurance Co. in Concord, where she retired from after many years of employment.
In her free time and retirement years, Nerine enjoyed traveling as well as knitting and sewing.
She was predeceased by her first husband, James R. Adams, in 1986; a son, Dean R. Adams, in 1980; a brother, Charles Wheeler; three sisters, Dorothy Graham, Marion Gauthier and Velna McClintock.
She is survived by her husband, John Korak, of Sun City, Ariz.; four daughters, Karen Murray and her husband Don of Penacook, Velna Adams and Susan Earnshaw of Sun City, Ariz., JoAnn Quillen and her husband Keith of Tucson, Ariz., and Patricia Adams of Bend, Ore.; four grandsons, Scott Murray and his wife Heather of Penacook, Kevin Murray and Amanda Perkins of Henniker, Ryan Quillen of Arizona, and Dean Adams of Colorado; four great-grandsons, Miles, Tylen, Tanner and Eli Murray; a brother, Frank Smith and his wife Ruth of Spring Hill, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will take place in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Penacook at a date and time to be announced, where she will be buried with her husband, James, and son, Dean Adams.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolences may be offered at bennettfuneral.com.
Bennett Funeral Home
209 North Main street
Concord, NH 033015048
Published in The Concord Monitor on June 8, 2014