Normand J. Adams

May 15, 1928September 25, 2013

Normand J. Adams, 85, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Angele (Choiniere) passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2013 at home. Normand was born on May 15, 1928 in Ocala, FL, a son of the late John and Anita (Bernier) Adams. He was a resident of East Hartford for 52 years. Normand was employed by Hamilton Standard for over 40 years, he was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church as well as an active member of the St. Mary’s Men’s Club and a life member of the French Social Circle in East Hartford. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He touched everyone with his generosity. Normand enjoyed cooking and playing cards, especially playing SCAT with his grandchildren. In addition to his beloved wife Angele of 64 years, Normand will be dearly missed by his son Richard Adams of South Windsor, son Robert Adams of East Hartford, daughter Theresa Barahman of South Windsor, and daughter Patricia Hettrick and her husband David of Middlefield, CT., sister Ruth St. Pierre and her husband Richard of Rhode Island, grandchildren Meagan and Dawson Hettrick, Andrew, Aric and Austin Adams, and many nieces and nephews. Normand is predeceased by his brother, Ronald Adams, of Rhode Island. Friends and family are invited to attend a period of visitation on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 from 4:30-7pm at Benjamin J. Callahan/Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT 06108. Funeral services will begin Monday, Sept. 30 at 9:00am at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, 15 Maplewood Ave., East Hartford. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery, East Hartford. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Visitation Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, September 30, 2013

Normand J. Adams

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Phil & Linda Michaud

September 30, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

September 30, 2013

Bob...I'm very sorry for your loss...a father and son relationship is very unique...and never family's prayers are with you...Clark

Annmarie Warner

September 28, 2013

My deepest sympathy on the loss of a very sweet man! He will be missed by so many that had the honor of knowing him! My prayers are with you all!

Cyndi Tower

September 27, 2013

You will be missed every day! My thoughts and prayers are with your family now and always.

Bob Adams

September 27, 2013

Gonna miss you Dad...Love You


September 27, 2013


September 27, 2013

My condolences to the Adams family, especially Bob and Rich. I am glad that I got to meet Normand at the French Club. It seems like he enjoyed life to the very end! Sincerely, Jim and Linda Violette

Lynn Thibodeau

September 27, 2013

Rest in Peace Papa Adams. We will all miss you! Love Lynn and Two