SOUTHINGTON - William H. (Bill) Adams Sr., 87, of Southington passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Southington Care Center. He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy H. (Ellison) Adams.
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Born in Waterbury on Nov. 17, 1925, to the late William F. and Elizabeth (Chambers) Adams, he had been a longtime Southington resident. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as salesman in the metals industry for over 40 years. Bill will be remembered for his love of music, boating and fishing. When he wasn't playing his banjo, Bill volunteered at Bradley Hospital and offered his time and musical talent to the Southington Lions Club where he was recognized with a lifetime membership. Bill was a member of the Waterbury VFW, the Southington Elks Club, and more recently, the Elm City Banjo Society.
Bill is survived by his son, William H. Adams Jr., and his wife, Laurie, of Southington; his daughter, Cynthia Adams Bucken and her husband, Michael, of Milford, Mass.; two grandchildren, Caitlin Bucken and her fiancé, Anthony Joseph Barbieri, of Waterbury and Kevin Bucken, of Milford, Mass.; his niece, Doris Lundberg, of Florida; and his companion, Harriet Sheehy, of Centerville, Mass. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Jakad.
In lieu of flowers, donations in William's memory may be made to the Southington Lion's Club, P.O. Box 457, Southington, CT 06489 or to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April, 22, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. For online condolences and directions please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com
Plantsville Funeral Home
975 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 19, 2013