Joan E. (Ediff) Adams

Joan (Ediff) Adams, of Needham, on Monday, September 10, 2018. Beloved wife for 48 years of the late Dr. Saul Adams. Loving mother of Russell E. Adams and Linda Pinkow, David Cantor-Adams and Deborah Cantor-Adams, and the late Laurel Elizabeth Adams. Adored grandmother of Benjamin Cantor-Adams. Beloved daughter of the late Edward and Belle Ediff, and dear sister of the late Sonia Ediff.

Services at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., Brookline, on Friday, September 14 at 10:00am. Burial in the Needham Cemetery, 128 Nehoiden St., Needham.

Shiva to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The League of Women Voters (, Doctors without Borders (, or a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Friday, September 14, 2018

Joan E. (Ediff) Adams

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Beth Naditch

September 12, 2018

I am so grateful to have been able to spend some time with Joan in the last few months of her life, particularly on Sunday afternoon. I will miss her feisty convictions, stories, and presence. Much love to you all. Beth