OBITUARY

Catherine "Cay" Adams

April 21, 1932March 20, 2019
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Catherine Rogers Adams April 21, 1932 – March 20, 2019 Catherine “Cay” Rogers Adams, age 86, beloved wife and best friend for 58 years of husband Ernestus S. Adams “Ernie,” died on the 20th of March 2019. Daughter of the late Harold and Katherine Hayes Rogers, she was a life-long resident of East Hartford. She was a 1950 graduate of EHHS and Bryant College. Cay’s greatest accomplishment was raising 6 children and she was happy they all lived close. Cay also enjoyed baking, sewing, crafts and bird watching. She traveled extensively, having been to all 50 states and several European countries. She was an avid UCONN Huskies, Patriots and Red Sox fan. Her children all knew not to call her in the middle of a game. She had a successful career as an executive secretary at Pratt & Whitney. She was also a survivor of the 1944 Hartford Circus fire. She leaves her daughters, Catherine Colletti (Vinnie) of Vernon, Constance Bordieri of South Windsor, Laura Bengtson (Robert) of Glastonbury, Patricia Adams of East Hartford, and her son David Adams (fiancée Kimberly Canning) of West Granby. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ernie, daughter Elaine Adams, son in law Anthony Bordieri, sister in law Nancy Mann, special cousin Peter Beley and her faithful dog Fritz. She leaves her grandchildren: Nicholas and Thomas DelGiudice, Mary Adams, Kristina, Andrew (fiancé Laura Kennedy) and Corey Bordieri, Katie, Sarah,and Emily Bengtson, step grandsons: Christopher Chapman and Harrison Canning and great-grandchildren: Kasha, Devon, Adrianna, Anthony and Lincoln DelGiudice; Abigail Easton; Autumn, Anthony, AnnaBella, Angelo and Andrew Jr. Bordieri, and Ellen Bryant. She leaves her life-long best friend Carol Portuese and her wonderful Hills Street neighbors who were like family to her. She also leaves her Adams in laws Alexander, Edward and David of NJ, and John of CA. Friends and family are invited to attend Calling hours from 12-4PM on Saturday March 23, 2019 at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home on 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford. A Celebration of life will follow at 4:00PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will be private at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Liver Foundation in memory of her daughter Elaine; 127 Washington Avenue, Unit 9, North Haven, CT 06473.

  • FAMILY

  • Harold and Katherine Hayes Rogers, Father and Mother
  • Ernestus "Ernie" S Adams, Husband
  • Catherine and Vinnie Colletti, Daughter and Husband
  • Constance Bordieri, Daughter
  • Laura and Robert Bengtson, Daughter and Husband
  • Patricia Adams, Daughter
  • David Adams and Kimberly Canning, Son and his fiancee
  • Anthony Bordieri, Son-in-law
  • Nancy Mann, Sister-in-law
  • Peter Beley, Special Cousin
  • Elaine Adams, Daughter
  • Anthony Bordieri, Son-in-law
  • Nancy Mann, Sister-in-law
  • Catherine Adams also leaves leaves her grandchildren: Nicholas and Thomas DelGiudice, Mary Adams, Kristina, Andrew (fiancé Laura Kennedy) and Corey Bordieri, Katie, Sarah,and Emily Bengtson, step grandsons: Christopher Chapman and Harrison Canning and great-grandchildren: Kasha, Devon, Adrianna, Anthony and Lincoln DelGiudice; Abigail Easton; Autumn, Anthony, AnnaBella, Angelo and Andrew Jr. Bordieri, and Ellen Bryant. She leaves her life-long best friend Carol Portuese and her wonderful Hills Street neighbors who were like family. She also leaves her Adams in laws Alexander, Edward and David of NJ, and John of CA to cherish her memory.

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Donna and Calvin Harrison

March 23, 2019

Pat Pattycake’s and family. Sorry for your lose. Sending prayers. Love Bee and Calvin

Nicole Benjamin

March 23, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May God's Word the Bible, prayer and your precious memories comfort you during this difficult time. Revelation 21:3-5; Psalms 34:18, 19.

Johnson Family

March 22, 2019

Dear Adams family:

I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to your entire family. Losing a loved one in death is one of the hardest things that anyone will ever have to deal with. There is a great hope held out to us for the future because God promises to bring those we lost back to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth, where sickness and death will be no more. I hope this brief message will bring you a measure of comfort in this difficult time.

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