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Charles R. Adams

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ADAMS, Charles R. Charles R. Adams, 87, of Glastonbury, formerly of Manchester, died Thursday, (July 24, 2008) at his residence after an extended illness. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Dermody) Adams and the late Marjorie (Fuller) Brenner Adams. Charlie was born June 16, 1921 in Riverside, RI, son of Russell and Harriet (Greaney) Adams and was raised in Rhode Island. He served during World War II as a proud member on the US Army 2nd "Hell on Wheels" Division. He then graduated from Bryant College and came to Manchester in 1960. Charlie was employed by the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company - UTC in East Harford for over thirty years before retiring in 1986. He moved to Sun City West, Arizona in 1989 and returned to Connecticut in 2004 and was a longtime avid Red Sox and sports fan. He is survived by two daughters and two sons, Maureen A. Palmberg and her husband Donald of Manchester, Suzanne E. Adams of Brooklyn, NY, James R. Adams and his wife Marisa of Manchester, and Edward C. Adams and his wife Sandra of Wilton, CT; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wives he was predeceased by two sisters, Marguerite Hines and Harriet Urban. Charlie's family give a special "thank you" to all the wonderful staff of Right At Home, Glastonbury Visiting Nurses, and the Hospice Hope Team. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. James Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. A calling hour will be held Tuesday from 9- 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the MACC Shelter, PO Box 3804, Manchester, CT 06040 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 279 New Britain Road, Kensington, CT 06037. For directions to the funeral home or to sign the online guest book please go to www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com.



Published in The Hartford Courant on July 27, 2008
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