OBITUARY

Sheila A. (Poirier) Adzima

April 9, 1935May 23, 2010

Sheila Alice (Poirier) Adzima, 75, of New Britain, wife, mother and matriarch, passed from this life to life eternal on Saturday, May 23, 2010 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was born April 9, 1935 in Clinton, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Leo and Albina (Nowokunski) Poirier and grew up in Leominster, Massachusetts. She joined the United States Marine Corps just days after her eighteenth birthday. After boot camp she was assigned to Camp LeJeune as a Disbursing Clerk where she met the man that became her husband, Francis "Bob" Adzima. They were married May 22, 1954, and she was honorably discharged from the Marines since married women, at that time, were not allowed to remain on duty. The couple moved to Trumbull, Connecticut, later that year, where Sheila was a stay at home mom and raised five children. The family moved to New Britain in 1977. She worked for the May Corporation stores including GFox and Filene's from where she retired after 20 years as a retail clerk. Sheila was a communicant of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church. Bob and Sheila were married for 56 years. In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her loving children Sharon Sforza and her husband Robert of Milford, Connecticut, Jeffrey Adzima and his wife Barbara of San Diego, California, Robert Adzima and his wife Pamela of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, Roger Adzima and his wife Kitty of Loganville, Georgia and Melissa Thomas and her husband Kevin of New Britain. She is also survived by fifteen treasured grandchildren, Ryan, Timothy, Gregory, Kathryn, Lindsay, Lucas and Christopher Adzima and Francis Robert Adzima II, Jeremy and Adam Sforza, Kyle, Devin and Terra Thomas, Nicholas and Daniel Lovett and five precious great-grandchildren, Danika, Lucien, Amanda and Zachary Adzima and Steven Lovett. She also leaves her brother Pastor Leo J. Poirier Jr. and his wife Lois of Stoneham, Massachusetts and her sister Janice Mager and her husband Alan of Gainesville, Virginia. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 11AM from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Avenue, New Britain, followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial 12 NOON in St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, 1010 Slater Road, New Britain, with full military honors following the church services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Tuesday (TODAY) May 25, 2010, 2-4PM and 6-8PM. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hospital for Special Care, Pulminary Support Group ATTN: Janet Bowen. SEMPER FI. For a complete obituary or to offer condolences and tributes, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com

Services

  • Liturgy of Chirstian Burial with full military honors Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Sheila A. (Poirier) Adzima

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Jaymee Harper

May 27, 2010

Kyle and Mrs. Thomas my grandma and I am very sorry for your loss and we know that she is at peace and will be watching over you.

Love always,
Jaymee and Nonie

Karen Kohler

May 27, 2010

We send our sympathy to you and your family. Sheila has touched so many of us and will never be forgotten! What a blessing to have known her and to be a part of your family. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Love you all! Karen, Bill, Katie, and Elizabeth Kohler

Lee Womack

May 25, 2010

Roger, Chris and Francis,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carole & Doug (Wise) Weston

May 25, 2010

Cousin Bob and Family. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Sheila was a wonderful person and I will always remember her beautiful smile. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our prayers are with you all.

May 25, 2010

Bob-
I just found Sheila's obituary on-line and am sitting here, with tears in my eyes, remembering all that she and I have gone through over the years. I cannot tell you how sorry I am that she is gone. Know, for sure, that she is now an angel and will be watching over you.

Happy (St. Augustine, FL)

Diane Vergara

May 25, 2010

Aunt Sharon and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about your Mother. We have fond memories of seeing her at Christmastime and will remember her each year as we display our Christmas stocking; she made especially for us. With Deepest Sympathy, The Vergara Family

May 25, 2010

we are so sorry of your loss bob.it was wonderful knowing sheila aqt the special care breathtakers. our deepest sympathy to you and your family.richard and terri diters

May 25, 2010

Aunt Sharon, Uncle Bob, Adam, Jeremy, and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Sharon's Mother passing.
We have fond memories of seeing her at Christmastime and will remember her each year when we display our Christmas stockings, she made especially for us. With Deepest Sympathy. Diane Vergara and Family

Kristy Hodson

May 25, 2010

Sending all my love, wish I could be there for the services for Aunt Sheila. --Kristy Hodson

Jim & Jane Marcotte

May 25, 2010

Jeff - Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May our precious Lord Jesus comfort and hold you in His loving arms. Your Mother is now face to face with her Savior and you will see her again. What a Wonderful God we serve! - All Our Love & Prayers, Jim & Jane Marcotte