John F. Adams

July 17, 1919April 19, 2012

John F. Adams, 92, of West Peabody, MA, formerly of Kittery, ME, passed away on April 19, 2012. He was the husband of Marilyn B. (Orne) Adams with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late John and Jessie (Boswell) Adams.

He was a graduate of Traipp Academy in Kittery, ME and Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA. John was drafted by the United States Army stationed in Shelby, MS, part of the Engineering Combat Battalion during WWII. He worked as a drafting designer for the General Electric Company in Lynn, MA for 39 years. His love and passion was the care and preservation of the family homestead in Kittery. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Burnham and her husband Craig of Salem, MA, and Cheryl Fiset and her husband Gary of Haverhill, MA; four grandchildren, Abigail and Kyle Burnham, and Jason and Cory Fiset; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his family and friends. He was also the brother of the late Charles Adams and Hepsie McLaskey.

At the family’s request, funeral services for Mr. Adams will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, Marblehead.


  • At the request of the family, funeral services for Mr. Adams will be private

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Don Orne

April 27, 2012

The Last Goodbye

The ship awaits you
The sea is ready
To bear you away
To the sunset of dreams

Tearful goodbyes
To the ones that love you
Knowing too well
That you cannot stay

We touched so briefly
Yet we remember
As if imprinted
On our very souls

You were the one
The whole world stopped for
You were the one so humbly rare
You were the love of a lifetime journey
You were the one who made us care

Rest you now the incense burning
Rest you now within the urn
Holding hands forever feeling
The love you gave
To the willing world

But on we go
The world still turning
And eyes so burning
From our river of tears

Thank you for the light you shined here
Thank you for your courage bold
Bless you for the years of trying
When the gift was so hard to hold

Rest you now in soft green pastures
Sleep you now in God's enfold
Take your memories of earth's great lessons
To the stars-for the young and old.
An original poem by Don Orne


Joan Fiset

April 26, 2012

Our sincere sympathy for your loss, our hearts are with you during this difficult days.
~ Larry & Joan

Bob & Nancy McLaskey

April 25, 2012

We are sorry we can't be there with all of you during this difficult time, but know are thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle John lived a long, full life, and it was such a blessing getting to spend time with him last fall. Growing up my mom and I always enjoyed coming back to Adams House Cabins that Uncle John took such loving care of.