Helen Marguerite Adams

February 24, 1926November 18, 2013
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Helen Marguerite Adams, 87, died on November 18, 2013 at Stuart Nursing and Restorative Care Center in Stuart, FL. Marguerite was born in Barbados, West Indies and moved to Stuart, FL 23 years ago coming from Northampton, MA. She then lived in Jensen Beach for 3 years.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. Marguerite was an avid gardener. Everyone loved walking through her beautiful gardens. She enjoyed decorating her home and helping family members do the same. Mostly, however, she will be remembered for her loving, unselfish dedication and commitment to helping her family….daughters, sister, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was always there for her family, often making sacrifices.

Prior to retirement, Marguerite was a teaching assistant for the prestigious Clarke School for the Deaf for 20 years in Northampton, MA. Prior to that, Marguerite was a loving wife and mother, always providing a wonderful home for her family.

Survivors include daughters, Linda Irvin of Jensen Beach, FL, Susan Novotny of Whately, MA, Nancy Coburn of Florence, MA, sister Angela Goddard of Stuart, FL, six grandchildren, Sarah, Leah, Jane, Jimmy, Lauren, Christopher, five great grandchildren Mason, Addison, Jake, Chris, and Quinn.

She was predeceased in death by her loving husband Arley James Adams and two brothers Colin Johnson and Lloyd Johnson.

A gathering of friends will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Saturday December 7, 2013 at Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, FL. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm. Following services a reception will be held at the residence of her daughter and son in law Linda and Lynn Irvin in Jensen Beach. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Northampton, MA.

Flowers or memorial contributions may be made in her honor to ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION AT http;// or by phone 1-866-232-8484 or mailed to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.

Please sign and write fond memories of Marguerite on her online guest book at,

Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, Florida.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 7, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 7, 2013

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December 6, 2013

To the family we are sad at the loss of a dear cousin. We have had wonderful times with Marguerite in Florida and will always remember her enthusiasm and her love for her flowers. The joy she shared with friends and family. Please accept our deepest sypathy. Pat and Francis Carter, St. Catharines Ontario, Canada

December 4, 2013

Dear Angela and Family, Bob and I send our condolences in the lost of your Mother and Sister, if there is anything we can do let us know. Take care and much love, Bob and Diane Kennedy

Christine Patience

November 27, 2013

Sometimes a family could get disconnected by geographical distance, family disputes etc.. Aunty Mag's value for family never let those potential barriers be even a bleep on her radar.

Although we lived here in Trinidad,we shared many good times when we met in Barbados, Mass., Florida or in Trinidad. We all seem to be cut from the same cloth - our passion for gardening (the land,especially our fondness for Barbados) runs deep within our DNA, Our fierce and protective love of family is yours and our driving strength..

Like daddy, you were quiet some may even say reserved but we knew that we could always count on you (and him) for your practical advise. You never judged even if you held a different opinion or point of view.

I will always remember your big warm smile, your chuckle and "liming" with you by Angela. I know so much more about our Johnson / Foster "roots" from these shared times.

Although you were not able to communicate or remember who I was in our recent visits over the last few years, what struck me recently is despite all of that you still were the same person inside that we loved. You did not want to be fussed over too much, you valued order and cleanliness. When you said "No, too much, too much" when we tried to feed you a full balanced meal - it really was too much for your needs at that time, and yes you would prefer something a little sweet like your Mc Donald's frozen drinks and a small kids serving of nuggets and fries (who wouldn't). Your love for your family may have found its expression in your love for your "kitty cat",your family and care givers. Although we are deep caring family people, we may not be the touchy, huggy, kissy, muccchhy types.

Thank you for sharing your life with us, will miss you but your time with us will always be lovingly remembered.

Love you


Nonie Bouthilette

November 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss - I have many fond memories of parties with your Mother! She was a great roll model for me in how to dedicate your life to your family. Nonie