Joan M. Adams of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Bedford, Mass., and Lebanon, N.H., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, on her 80th birthday, after a period of failing health.
She was born in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Margaret (nee Dwyer) and James Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Adams graduated from Matignon High School in Cambridge, Mass. She began her career as an Executive Secretary for Arthur D. Little, and transitioned to School Administration in Bedford and Lebanon, Mass..
She is survived by her daughters, Helen (Ralph) Stone of Bridgewater, Mass., Margaret (Norman) Colon of Raynham, Mass., and Patricia (Charles) Farmer of Jaffrey, N.H.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Paul J. “PJ” Adams; and grandson, John Paul Colon.
A memorial reception will be held in April in Port Charlotte, with interment services later this spring at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Winchendon, Mass.