Adams, Alfred J.
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Alfred J. Adams passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24 surrounded by his loving family. Al was born in East Harlem, New York on May 15, 1922 to Alfred and Julia Goulet Adams. He attended St. Paul's School, Power Memorial High School, and graduated from Samuel Gompers High School. He served in the US Army with the 237th Combat Engineer Battalion in North Africa, England, France, the Ardennes and Germany during World War II. He participated in the D-Day invasion, landing on Utah Beach in the early morning hours. Al received the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action.
Al married Margaret Murphy on October 26, 1946 at the Church of the Ascension in New York City and moved to New City in 1956. His beloved wife predeceased him in 1992. He was employed by the New York City Department of Sanitation and Local 669 of the Sprinkler Fitters Union.
Al was a member of New City Seniors Club 2 and VFW Post 851. He is survived by his loving daughters, Kathleen Collins and her husband Jeramie, and Patricia Adams, his three cherished grandsons, Kendall, Peter and Kevin Collins, and his devoted nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his sisters, Miriam Langella and Jean Hickey.
Family will receive visitors on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday at 11:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Interment to follow at Germonds Cemetery. Memorial donations to either the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605 or United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956 would be appreciated.
Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.
321 S. Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Published in the The Journal News from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2013