Margaret R. Adams

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Margaret R. "Margie" Adams, 75, of Lake Ariel, died April 15 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton after an illness. Surviving is her loving husband of 54 years, Gerard J. "Rod" Adams Jr.

Born in Honesdale, daughter of the late William J. and Rose Kilgallen Gogard, she was a member of Queen of Angels Parish/St. James Roman Catholic Church in Jessup. She was a former member of St. John's Parish, Honesdale, and B.V.M. Queen of Peace Parish, Hawley, where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society. Margie graduated from Honesdale Catholic High School in 1955. Before retirement, she was the site manager of the Hawley Senior Citizens Center for 23 years for the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging. Before that, she worked for the B.V.M. Queen of Peace Parish. Margie was the Citizen of the Year for the Hawley Rotary Club. She was Hawley chairwoman of the Daffodil Days for the American Cancer Society.

Margie is remembered as an incredibly loving, caring and giving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and community member. She provided hundreds of birthday cakes for all family, friends and patrons of the senior center for more than 40 years. Margie was always lending a helping hand to others and was a woman of great Catholic faith. As an organ donor, her lifelong commitment to helping others lives on. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Also surviving are her children, James and Sharon Adams of Honesdale; Joseph and Kathryn Adams of Lake Ariel; and Sarah and Michael Cory of Noblesville, Ind.; a brother, John Gogard of Honesdale; grandchildren, Cortney and Ryan McNelley of London, England; Chelsey and Jordan Ubertini of Honesdale; Cale Adams of Honesdale; Lauren Cory and David Cory of Noblesville, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Isla McNelley and Brazlin Ubertini; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 5 p.m. at B.V.M. Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 314 Chestnut St., Hawley, with her close family friend, the Rev. William Blake, officiating. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the NEPA District, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
Published in Scranton Times on May 5, 2013
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