Alfred Adams

May 15, 1922April 24, 2013
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Alfred J. Adams passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 24 surrounded by his loving family. Al was born in East Harlem, New York on May 15, 1922 to Alfred and Julia Goulet Adams. He attended St. Paul’s School, Power Memorial High School, and graduated from Samuel Gompers High School. He served in the US Army with the 237th Combat Engineer Battalion in North Africa, England, France, the Ardennes and Germany during World War II. He participated in the D-Day invasion, landing on Utah Beach in the early morning hours. Al received the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action.

Al married Margaret Murphy on October 26, 1946 at the Church of the Ascension in New York City and moved to New City in 1956. His beloved wife predeceased him in 1992. He was employed by the New York City Department of Sanitation and Local 669 of the Sprinkler Fitters Union.

Al was a member of New City Seniors Club 2 and VFW Post 851. He is survived by his loving daughters, Kathleen Collins and her husband Jeramie, and Patricia Adams, his three cherished grandsons, Kendall, Peter and Kevin Collins, and his devoted nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his sisters, Miriam Langella and Jean Hickey.

Family will receive visitors on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday at 11:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Interment to follow at Germonds Cemetery.

Memorial donations to either the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605 or United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956 would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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gordon&yvonne collins

April 30, 2013

Dear kathy and tricia sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Edith Riehm

April 29, 2013

Dear Kathy and Tricia,
Your father will always hold a special place in our hearts... he was a dear friend, a man of integrity, and special member of our family... he was an inspiration - always upbeat - I know you will miss him... I'm so fortunate to have known him... we have great memories of many happy times together....

ray barbier

April 28, 2013

my thoughts and prayers go out to the adams' always gave me words of encouragement more so when i worked at the town tavern during high school.i am so sorry for your loss. he was a wonderful man.

April 28, 2013

May the family experience God's comfort during this difficult time.
Psalm 147:3.

Alison Langella

April 28, 2013

Dear Uncle Al it was an honour to have met you, you will stay forever in our hearts, heaven has gained a true gentleman xxx

Bob Moe

April 27, 2013

RIP Al. One of the nicest and most decent person I've ever met.

Judith Jevnik

April 27, 2013

Alfie, you are forever in my heart. You have "Flown to the Moon". You did a great job hear on earth, I'm sure you'll be tearing it up in Heaven. Love you xoxoxo