Jenny I. "Jay" Adams

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Formerly of Fitchburg, MA; 96

GROTON, CT -- Jenny I. "Jay" Adams, 96, of Groton, CT, and formerly of Fitchburg, MA, passed away early Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, CT.

Born August 22, 1916 in Gardner, MA, she was a daughter of the late Viktor and Lyyli (Rutanen) Manninen, emigrants from Finland.

She married George Adams on August 22, 1936. The couple raised their family in Fitchburg, MA before retiring to FL and later to CT.

Mrs. Adams worked for a Finnish newspaper in Fitchburg and was fluent in the language.

She enjoyed home decorating, gardening and volunteering at her church, Emanuel Lutheran Church in Fitchburg.

She will be sadly missed but always remembered by the family and friends she leaves.

In addition to her husband of 76 years, she leaves a son, James A. Adams of Colchester, with whom they made their home, four grandchildren, James P. Adams, Steven E. Adams, Cheryl Adams, and John Adams.

She was predeceased by a son, George V Adams and a sister, Lillie Eloranta.

Funeral Services will be held privately. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Gardner, MA.

The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester, CT has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com.

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Oct. 7, 2012
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