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Martha Jeanne (Paige) Adams

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ADAMS, Martha Jeane P. Martha Jeanne (Paige) Adams, 81, formerly of Manchester, beloved wife of Milton K. Adams, entered into eternal rest, Saturday (May 13, 2006), at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs. Born in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of the late Montfort S. and Ruth (Converse) Paige. A longtime resident of Manchester, she was a co-founder of the Little Theater of Manchester, and starred in its first production, Bus Stop, in 1961. She was also a past member of Combined Catholic Mothers Circles of Manchester, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Manchester Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and a past Board officer and longtime member and volunteer for the Manchester Historical Society. Her playful humor, kindness, warm heart, and charming nature will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Fare Well, Blithe Spirit! We will love you forever. Besides her treasured sweetheart and husband of 57 years, Jeanne is survived by her children: Christopher, and his wife, Gay, of Farmington; Paige, and her fiancée, Don Labins, of Manchester; Michael, and his wife, Christine, of Rochdale, MA; and Jonathan, and his wife, Lynn, of Somers, NY; grandchildren Abigail, Elizabeth, Katherine, Paul and Alexander Adams, Nathaniel and Caroline Savery, Kelly, Scott, and Andrew Adams, Zachary Bennett-Goren, Sarah and Joshua Adams; her nieces, Patricia G. Warakomsky of Burke, VA, Sandra P. Sorrell of Delmar, NY, and Judith P. McKinnon of Voorheesville, NY; several grandnieces and grandnephews, and her sisters-in-law, Merrie F. Adams of Leeds, MA and Ruth K. Paige of Voorheesville, NY, as well as many dear and faithful friends in Connecticut and New York. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Harry W. Paige. Jeanne's family would like to extend thanks to the staff of Evergreen Health Care Center and Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, and the Hospice staff and volunteers of Home & Community Health Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. in St. Bridget Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester, with burial to follow in the East Cemetery in Manchester. Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 18, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Little Theater of Manchester, LTM/Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT 06040 or email: friends@cheneyhall.org or Old Sturbridge Village, Attention: Development Director, One Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, or email: breid@osv.org. For directions to the funeral home or to sign the online guest book (obituaries) please go to www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on May 15, 2006
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