September 22, 1952 – January 20, 2019
MaryAnn Adams (nee Devine) passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Born in Philadelphia Pa, she was the eldest daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Devine and was a life-long resident of Southampton, Pa.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved being surrounded by her family and friends, often hosting the events that have become most memorable. Generous by nature and as loyal as they come, she had a heart of gold. Some things she enjoyed most were long car rides with Bill, being a night owl and a good cup of coffee. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. MaryAnn is survived by her loving children, Amy and Case Adams, her grandchildren, Michael and Emma Miller, her siblings Joseph, Eileen (Amir), John and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Dr. William L. Adams and her son Michael Adams. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, February 2nd from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Lamb Funeral Home, 101 Byberry Rd, Huntingdon Valley, Pa 19006.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to: St. Joseph’s Indian School P.O. Box 326 Chamberlain, SD 57326; www.stjo.org/dreams -or- Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675
- Mary Devine Devine, Mother
- Joseph Devine, Father
- Dr. William L. Adams, Husband
- Amy Adams, Daughter
- Case Adams, Son
- Michael Adams, Son
- Michael Miller, Grandchild
- Emma Miller, Grandchild
- Joseph Devine, Brother
- Eileen Devine, Sister
- John Devine, Brother
- Amir Amin, Brother-in-law
- She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
- Memorial Gathering Saturday, February 2, 2019
January 31, 2019
Although I never have met you I have heard so many wonderful things about you and your family from Lauren Roderick. I am praying for all the family and friends as it is so hard to lose a loved one. The memorial video was amazing and her personality really shown through. By the end of the video you could just envision her running through that ocean. She is home and at peace and I hope that brings all the family peace.
January 29, 2019
We never got to meet you in person,Maryann,but feel that we got to know you through the many stories that Case and Dustin,our son, laughingly told us. I know that Case loved you so very much and was devoted to making you as comfortable and happy as he possibly could. Please know that Case will always be welcome in our home and loved as part of our family. Case is a warm,loving and wonderfully kind and generous guy who has a contagious laugh and smile. We will be here for him to help weather this storm and whatever lies in the future. Please be at peace knowing we will be here with him and for him. All our love....always.... Dustin,David and Sue Sherbin
January 28, 2019
I will always remember Mary Ann standing at her locker with my sister Michele which happened to be next to my student council hall guard post at Archbishop Wood for Girls. The two of them were chemistry in motion and truly tested my position of maintaining the green stripes I wore on my shoulder. After sister's reprimanding me I would plead with them to get to their homeroom. Mary Ann with her Big Beautiful Eyes would sweetly say OK Ginny, we're going just one more minute! Little did I know that she would become a familiar part of family gatherings where she will be fondly missed.
January 26, 2019
I can still hear her distinctive voice yelling at Case for something or another. The soundtrack of my youth - to think of it makes me smile. You will be missed, Mrs. Adams. Beautiful woman and family. I hope you are now able to rest well. Love.
January 26, 2019
MaryAnn’s crystal clear blue eyes were followed up by her rosy cheeks and her turned up Irish nose that certainly made her a beauty in her outward appearance. But her true Beauty lied beneath in her heart of gold and her unfailing spirit. MaryAnn had the ability to talk to anyone, we all know how MaryAnn loved to talk. She could make people feel at ease and comfortable with the grace and charm that was truly remarkable.
She will always be remembered as the girl in high school who tied Michele’s shoelaces together and who sang mockingly at the top of her lungs the song “I feel pretty” to appease an overzealous music teacher.
She fiercely loved her family and friends and showed commitment to them that was unparalleled. She will be sorely missed. And if you listen closely you just might be able to hear her singing:
I feel pretty, oh so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and bright
And I pity any girl who isn't me tonight
I feel charming, oh so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel
And so pretty that I hardly can believe I'm real.
January 26, 2019
Maryann was my best friend since high school. We formed this friendship on the first day , I had a mouthful of braces and was determined to keep my mouth closed. Mare was determined to make me laugh out loud. By the end of the day I had laughed out loud more times than I could count and was in more trouble than I had planned on. That beautiful big smile , those piercing blue eyes and her enthusiasm filled the hearts of many.
Thanks Mare for all the beautiful memories, you live within my heart.
January 25, 2019
I always enjoyed MaryAnn for her laughter. My sister Michele and MaryAnn had a special relationship.
I observed from the outside, watching them banter with each other and always ending with a lot of
My last encounter with her was at Michele's shore house . She asked me to give her a Reiki treatment.
Afterwards, she looked at me with her blue eyes and big smile and her laugh.
That is my memory of her BLUE EYES, SMILE AND ALWAYS LAUGHTER
Rosemarie Keebler (Consalvo)
January 25, 2019
You were such a fun, loving, and giving person. We had so much fun at Archbishop Wood and had our share of giving the nuns a hard time with our behavior 😊. I’m so thankful I got to spend the day with you when you, Lynn, Ellen, and me went up to visit Regina when she came home to visit her sister, Peg recently. You will certainly be missed. May you Rest In Peace my friend. ❤️🙏
January 25, 2019
Mare and I went to nursing school together. I have many great memories of that time in our lives. I will always think of her beautiful smile. I will miss her.
With Love, Kate S.
January 23, 2019
MaryAnn will always be remembered as a loving, lifelong friend who always had a beautiful smile. I will always cherish the many memories I was blessed to have shared with her. It’s so hard losing a friend, but I get comfort knowing she is with her loved ones who have gone before her. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.
My love always,