DiLuzio Foley And Fletcher Funeral Homes

33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH


Doris Adams

August 23, 1927September 12, 2019

Doris Adams, 92, formerly of Troy, passed away on September 12, 2019 at Keene Center Genesis, surrounded by her family.

She was born on August 23, 1927 in Cambridge, MA, the daughter of Florence E. (Davis) and Walter G. Lowe. She grew up in Cambridge, MA and attended area schools, graduating from Natick High School in Natick, MA.

Doris married Charles E. Adams and soon after the two relocated to New Hampshire.

Always practicing the Golden Rule, Doris was a firm believer in “life is what you make of it.” She was the type that went with the flow and acted as a peacemaker in more difficult situations. Doris loved deeply and her actions confirming this outweighed any words that could be expressed. She would lend a helping hand, even if it meant that she had to go without. Doris never had a lot, but, with her strong and positive outlook, she always had enough. She found more value in family, friends, and memories than anything materialistic. Although Doris was faced with a hard life, she had a wonderful and sassy sense of humor that will not be forgotten.

Doris was crafty and many of her beloved plastic canvas pieces will continue to be used and loved by her family. Family was the center of her world and she cherished having many children and grandchildren to care for. In her younger years Doris enjoyed dance. Later in life, she volunteered with Helping Hands and was also an active member of Troy Senior Citizens.

Doris will be dearly missed by her children: Judy Richard of California, Charles “Skip” Adams and his wife Rena of Troy, Doug Adams and his wife Linda of Keene, Charlene Beaulieu and her husband Bernie of Marlborough, Walter “Chip” Adams of Richmond, Pam Pelkey and her husband Leonard of Fitzwilliam, Charlotte Small and her husband Tim of Surry, and Colleen Adams and her fiancé Reese Every of Swanzey; son-in-law: Richard Hillock of Swanzey; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.

She was predeceased by her husband: Charles Adams; daughter: Cheryl Hillock; twin sister who passed at 11 years of age: Ruth Lowe; sisters: Edith Ryder, and Eleanor Morse; and son-in-law: George Richard.

Family and friends are invited to call at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am that day with burial to follow at Mt. View Cemetery, Route 12, Troy, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Doris Adams’ name to the Activity Fund at Genesis Keene Center, 677 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 or Helping Hands, PO Box 240, Troy, NH 03465.


  • Visitation Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 20, 2019


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Robin Joslyn

September 16, 2019

I am writing this for my Mom Arlene Meade. Mom knew Doris way before she was a resident of Genesis. I know Mom would want to give Doris a shout like she did every so often when passing her room. They were neighbors at Genesis, and Mom would make her rounds as she rolled her wheelchair through out the halls. I can hear her hollering hi to Doris like she did all the residents. I hope my Mom gets to see you Doris Adams, Rest in Peace!