Martin L. Adams

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SOUTH ROYALTON - Martin L. Adams, 73, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home in South Royalton, Vt. He was born June 20, 1938, in Randolph, the son of Wallace and Rachel (Gifford) Adams. He attended school in South Randolph, and he graduated in 1956 from South Royalton High School. He later attended the University of Connecticut.

On Feb. 9, 1960, he married Grace McKenzie, of Claremont, N.H. They lived all their married life in South Royalton where together they enjoyed many activities, including traveling and dancing.

Martin worked for several years for Charlie Leighton, of South Royalton, before working for over 30 years at Blodgett Supply Co. in White River Junction. He retired in 2000.

He was a member of the Heartland Lions Club, Cascadnac Fish & Game Club and Rising Sun Lodge 7 F&AM, all of South Royalton; Hartford Elks Lodge 1541 of White River Junction, and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society.

He was an avid supporter of South Royalton athletics and a dedicated Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed deer hunting, traveling to Maine for hunting, dancing and watching sports, both live and on the television. He played tenor sax in the South Royalton Town Band. His greatest love was spending time with his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Grace, and two sons, Robert Adams and his wife, Ann, and Marty Adams and his wife, Linda, all of South Royalton; two daughters, Nancy Karon and her husband, Dave, and Pam Chadwick and her husband, Jim, all of Sharon; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca Wilcox, Rachel Dellabough, Andrea Karon, Ryan Adams, Joshua Karon, Tara Hood, Dallas Hood, Ronald Adams, and Emily and Elyza Chadwick; nine great-grandchildren; dear close friends Mary Doyle and Betsy Hedberg-Gesner, both of Duxbury, Mass.; two brothers, Donald Adams and his wife, Marlene, of South Royalton, and William Adams, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; two sisters, Arlene Conant and her husband, Gordon, of Randolph Center, and Audrey Ward, of Barnard; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, 300 Vermont Route 110, Chelsea. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the South Royalton High School gym in South Royalton, with the Rev. Sam Newton officiating. A graveside Masonic service will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in South Royalton. A gathering will follow the burial at the Adams home in South Royalton. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Royalton High School Athletics, 223 S. Windsor St., South Royalton, VT 05068.
Published in Times Argus from June 15 to June 16, 2012
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