Donna Jean Adams, of Marshfield, passed away on June 13, after her year-long stand against pancreatic cancer, which she faced with courage and dignity. She is survived by her husband Randolph M. Adams; brother, Edward Craddock and wife Jennifer; Children, Douglas Rader and wife Jennifer, Lynda Haynes and husband Bob and Cynthia Rader; Step-children, Jeffrey Adams and wife Carol, David Adams and wife Grace, Leslie Greeley and fianc Jay and Wendy Coleman and husband Chris; thirteen grandchildren, Matt Rader, Molly Rader, Amelia Haynes, Nicole Adams, Drew Adams, Joe Greeley, Emily Greeley, Allison Coleman, Amanda Coleman, Grace Coleman, Peter Coleman, Jeffrey Adams, and Emerson Adams. Donna was a retired Registered Nurse who worked in the operating room at St. Elizabeths Medical Center in Boston for over 30 years. She earned her RN degree at Massachusetts General Hospital and later returned to school and earned a bachelors degree in nursing Emmanuel College and a bachelors of arts at Harvard University. Donna was devoted to her large family as well as helping others. She was the founder of the ESL (English as a second language) program in Marshfield. She served on the Board of Directors and as an intake counselor at Sowing Seeds. Donna was also very active at Trinity Episcopal Church including serving on the alter guild. Visiting hours will be held in the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St., Rte. 139 in Marshfield on Wednesday, June 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 229 Highland St., Marshfield Hills on Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m. Contributions in Donnas memory may be made to Sowing Seeds, P.O. Box 1001, Marshfield, MA 02050. For online guest book and directions visit our website, macdonaldfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 16, 2014