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Deborah Graves Adams

February 2, 1942November 16, 2020
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Deborah (Debbie) Graves Adams 78 of Ellicott City, MD died November 16th, 2020. She was the matriarch of a large and loving family that spreads from New England to the Chesapeake Bay. She was a passionate person who touched many during her lifetime. You could often find Debbie working in her gardens, solving puzzles in her living room and strolling the beaches of Little Compton RI searching for sea glass. Debbie loved to entertain family and friends at her homes in Ellicott City and Little Compton. No amount of people was ever too many. She loved her children and grandchildren and made sure she played a role in each of their lives. You could hear Debbie from the sidelines of athletic fields and ice-cold hockey rinks during 2 generations of children.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts to the late Chester and Eva Graves. Debbie grew up in Sudbury and Weston, Massachusetts where, as a young child, she attended the famous Little Red School House. In early adulthood she resided in Little Compton, Rhode Island where she was a loving mother to her 3 sons. She moved to Southbridge, Massachusetts and began her Real Estate career. Debbie then moved to Maryland and continued to build her Real Estate career which became very successful over the next 40 years. While Debbie moved away from Little Compton, she always came back for the summer. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Charles (Chuck) Adams. She is survived by her sister Mary Jane Boughner, her brother Terry Graves both of Massachusetts, her sons, Thomas LaTona and wife Alix of Ellicott City, Maryland, Kenneth LaTona and wife Karen of Granby, Connecticut, Josiah LaTona and wife Vanessa of Sparrows Point, Maryland, stepsons Chris Adams and wife Nicole of Essex, Vermont and Derek Adams and significant other Wendy Letourneau of Georgia, Vermont. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren Katie, Jake, Christine, Celine, Cheryl, Stephen, Kate, Blaire, Taylor, and Andrea.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, November 21st, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am, at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228, where a Memorial Service will immediately follow. A second service and interment will take place in Little Compton, RI this summer.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Deborah Adams may be directed to support Dr. Jeff Meyer’s Cancer Research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, PO Box 17029 Baltimore, MD 21297-1029 or donations may be made in her honor to The Republican National Committee by going to their website at www.gop.com.

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  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Brett & Johanna McKenzie

November 23, 2020

Johanna and I are so sorry to hear about Debbie's passing. She was so fond of her time in LC -- glad she had the devotion of her sons to give her a wonderful last summer here. I will remember her for her devotion to Charles -- especially during his health troubles -- I do hope they are both dancing in heaven!

steven Gogonis

November 21, 2020

I first would like to send my condolences to my brother always Thomas, as well as, Kenny, and Joey. Your mother from the first time I met her while playing youth hockey at 14, was always so generous and welcoming to me. She made an everlasting impact on me for her kindness, especially to my mother. It was shortly after my wife passed she sent me a kind card, as well as, some letters from my mother which were addressed to her, which were written 40 plus years ago. That was the type of person Debbie was, thinking about others. I was very fortunate to see her every summer even for just a couple hours. Her personality and character never changed. People come in and out of our lives, some make an everlasting impact, while others are like a shadow that disappear in the wind. Your mother was one of a kind and I was blessed to have known her. God Bless
Steve Gogonis

Allison Russell

November 20, 2020

Allison Russell

November 20, 2020

Robin Wilson

November 19, 2020

Great memory from a couple of years ago at my home for an office party. We will miss Debbie and Chuck. Prayers for your family 🙏

Allison Russell

November 19, 2020

Allison Russell

November 19, 2020

Jeannine Mianulli

November 19, 2020

John and I first met Debbie about 34 years ago when we built our home in Gray Rock. She was our real estate agent but also became a neighbor and friend. Debbie and Chuck helped our son sell his condo and purchase his home. They were a wonderful couple and will be missed.

MJ and Arvil Daniels

November 19, 2020

Dear Family of Debbie,
Our heartfelt condolences to each of you for this enormous loss after Chuck's passing, too.
May God give you His peace and comfort as only He can.
Love and God bless.
MJ and Arvil Daniels
Long & Foster Real Estate
Ellicott City

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