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Jean A. AdamsJune 30, 1940 ~ January 24, 2016 (age 75)
WEST BOYLSTON - Jean A. (Kneeland) Adams, 75, of West Boylston died peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. Jean was a wonderful Mother, Sister and Aunt.
She was born in Worcester on June 30, 1940, the third daughter of the late Everett and Frances (Keisling) Kneeland. Jean grew up in Sterling, attending Wachusett Regional High School. She was a resident of West Boylston for 28 years.
Jean retired from Anderson Products in Worcester in 2000. She enjoyed her retirement years puttering in her yard, knitting and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was an avid reader. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She was a member of Mustard Seed Faith Fellowship and a former member of the First Congregational Church in Sterling.
Jean leaves four children, June Sundberg and her husband Gary of Princeville, HI, Diane Jarvis of Dunnellen, FL, Todd Adams and his wife Alicia of Parker, CO and Daniel Adams and his wife Paulette of Gardner, MA, and granddaughter, Jessica Leonhardt of Dunnellen, FL. She leaves eight brothers and sisters, Marjorie Lilla of Sterling, Betty Kush and her husband Fred of Sterling, Robert Kneeland of Sterling, Margaret Silva and her husband Ron of Freemont, NH, John Kneeland and his wife Annette of Palmetto, Fl, Elaine Martel and her husband Wayne of Newmarket, NH, Everett Kneeland Jr. of Newton, NH and Philip Kneeland of Sterling, MA. She leaves several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her beloved parrot, Sonny, and granddog Emmalani.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:30 am at the First Church in Sterling, 6 Meetinghouse Hill Rd, Sterling, MA. There are no calling hours.
Being such an avid reader, it was Mom’s wish that donations be made to the Beaman Public Library, 8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583 in lieu of flowers.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.