Adam D. Brierley

October 12, 1984March 11, 2013

BRIERLEY, Adam D., 28 of Norwood, passed away on March 11, 2013 after a long illness.

Adam was a graduate of Walpole High School and UMass Lowell. Adam was the general manager of Cook and Brown restaurant and had worked for the RI Coalition for the Homeless. He was a vegan, a lover and protector of animals. He loved music and enjoyed camping in Blueberry Hill in Plymouth.

Adam was the beloved son of David F. and Barbara L. (Wiik) Brierley of Norwood; devoted brother of Mark Brierley of Norwood; cherished grandson of the late Roy and Betty Brierley and Urho and Sylvia Wiik. He was also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 10:00am at the First Congregational Church of Norwood, 100 Winter Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the service in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Friday, March 15th from 4:00-8:00pm at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Adam D. Brierley may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Interment Saturday, March 16, 2013

Adam D. Brierley

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Cindy Stone

June 5, 2013

Dear Dave and Barbara, I am so very sorry for your loss. I just learned of Adam's death today. I remember when the boys were born. Your Norwood Hospital family was so excited for you. Words cannot heal your pain, but may you carry the wonderful memories of Adam in your heart forever.

Cheryl Frasca

March 25, 2013

Dave, Barbara, and Mark,
I am so sorry to hear about Adam's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He was one of the nicest students I had the pleasure of working with!

Joanne Ferguson

March 24, 2013

I have saved this and thought i would share it with you.
As I sit safe in heaven, and watch you everyday I try and let you know with signs, I never went away! I hear you when your laughing, and watch you sleep, I even place my arms around you, To calm you as you weep. I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home so I try to send you signs, So you know your not alone! Don't feel guilty that you have life. That was denied to me. Heaven is truly beautiful Just you wait and see! So live your life, laugh again! Enjoy yourself, be free. Then I, I know with every breath you take you, I be taking for me xxxxx Joanne Ferguson

Maureen McIntyre

March 20, 2013

To the Brierley Family -
I had the pleasure of meeting and caring for Adam while he was at MGH. All of the girls on my floor were so sad when we heard the news. He was such a kind, caring and easy going guy. We all are so fortunate to have had the pleasure caring for him. I am truly sorry for your loss! You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Don Barry

March 19, 2013

My Sincere condolences on your loss

March 19, 2013

Dear Barbara, David and Mark, whole my family feels so sorry for Adam passed away. In this moment it is hard to find right words to ease Your pain ...
We hope that You have the strength to carry on as there should be sunshine after rain ... there should be laughter after pain ... these things have always been the same ...

- Janne Rintamaa (Rauma, Finland)

Connie Baldman

March 18, 2013

There are no words that make sense or can heal, so I offer my prayers for your entire family.

Lisa (Nolan) O'Neil

March 18, 2013

Dear Dave, Barbara and family,
I am so sorry to read of your loss. What deeper grief is there than losing your child? I am keeping you all in my thoughts.

Shirley Fickett

March 17, 2013

Barb, Dave and Mark, please know that we have been and continue to pray for you in this challenging time. Adam will surely be missed. He lives on in the photos you shared and the memories that you hold close in your hearts. He is with God now and forevermore.

March 17, 2013

Dear Barbara, Dave and Mark, I was so sorry to hear about your dear son and brother Adam passing away. Please accept my Deepest Sympathy.
I will keep Adam in my prayers as I will you Barbara, Dave and Mark.
God Bless You All.
With Love,
Shirley Bulger