Ernestus S. Adams

October 4, 1928June 17, 2012

Ernestus S. Adams, “Ernie”, age 83, beloved husband and best friend of Catherine (Rogers) Adams died on June 17, 2012. Ernie grew up in Towaco, New Jersey, the son of the late Ernestus S. and Anna (Long) Adams. He left home at age 17 to join the U.S. Marine Corps. He later took advantage of the GI Bill to attend and graduate from the University of Connecticut. He and his wife, Cay, were happily married for 58 years. He retired after 30 years from Veeder-Root. His greatest love in life was his wife and his children and grandchildren. He leaves his daughters Catherine Colletti and her husband Vinnie of Manchester, Constance Bordieri of So. Windsor, Laura Bengtson and her husband Robert of Glastonbury, Patricia Adams of East Hartford, and his son David Adams and his partner Kimberly Canning of No. Granby. He was predeceased by his daughter, Elaine, and his son-in-law Anthony Bordieri. He leaves his grandchildren: Nicholas DelGiudice and his wife Yolanda of East Hartford, Thomas DelGiudice of Manchester, Mary Easton and her husband Michael of Manchester, Kristina Bordieri of Springfield, MA, Andrew and Corey Bordieri of So. Windsor, Catherine, Sarah and Emily Elaine Bengtson of Glastonbury, step-grandsons Christopher Chapman of Norfolk , VA, and Harrison Canning of No. Granby. He leaves his great-grandchildren: Kasha, Devon, Adrianna and Anthony DelGiudice; Autumn, Anthony and AnnaBella Bordieri; Lincoln DelGiudice; Abigail and Kaitlin Easton; and Izabella Chapman. One great-great grandson Kobe DelGiudice. He also leaves his faithful companion, his dog Fritz. He also leaves his brothers: Alexander of Denville, NJ, John of Carmel, CA, David of Parsippany, NJ, Edward of Towaco, NJ and his sister, Ann Mann of Allstead, PA. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, June 20th from 4-8 p.m., at the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford. Funeral Services to be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 21st, at 10:30 a.m., followed with Military Honors. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be sent to Team Elaine at the American Liver Foundation; 127 Washington Avenue, Garden level, North Haven, CT 06473. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Tom & Susan Doody

June 22, 2012

So sorry for your loss Connie. Uncle Ernie was a great and gentle man. I always liked talking to him.
With my mother's passing in January, I understand how difficult this time can be.
Susan and I are thinking about you, your mother, and the rest of the family at this time.

Take Care,
Tom Doody

Donna(BEE) Begin

June 22, 2012

Pat & Family....My deepest condolence to you & your family at this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Pat, if I can help you out with anything, let me know. Donna (BEE)

Diane Granger

June 22, 2012

Cay and cousins,
We send our heartfelt sympathy wishes to you. Ernie was a special man. With love and prayers. Diane(Doody)Granger and family.

June 20, 2012

Pat and Family,

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With Sympathy,
Your Friend Carmela

June 20, 2012

Dearest Cathy,

I am so sorry for your loss.

Thank you for letting me know about your dad. As we reminisced yesterday, it was a little over 40 YEARS ago that he used to drive us to high school. Can't forget that little 'red station wagon'.

What a wonderful dad, you are one of the lucky ones!! Your memories will always keep you close to him.

Marlene (Evrard) Tucholski
Buffalo, NY

June 20, 2012

Dear Laura & family,

We are both saddened by the loss of
your father.

Your neighbor, John & Donna

June 20, 2012

Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Kayleigh Mitterholzer

June 20, 2012

Dear PattyCake,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Know that Ayla and I are praying for you and your family at this time.

Dawn (Hayes) LaMarre-Shafer

June 20, 2012

Cay & family, I am sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy's and condolences to you. May God comfort you through this difficult time.

June 19, 2012

Dear Adams family,
I am so sorry about your loss. May all your fondest memories bring you strength at this time of sorrow-I know there are plenty. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy-
Janice Maheu Rataic (E.Htfd.,CT)