OBITUARY

Robert Adams Sr.

April 20, 1930August 20, 2010

Uncasville – Robert J. Adams Sr., 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of the late Emery and Yvonne Adams and was born on April 20, 1930, in Hartford, CT.

Bob (“Red”, as he was known in high school) was raised in Norwich, and attended Norwich Free Academy where he excelled in track and football. He graduated in 1948 and was recruited by the semi-pro football team, The Bull Dogs in Greenville, as a running back. Bob went on to be an oil delivery driver for Lehigh Oil Company and later became a Union Carpenter for Local 30, New London and Local 24, Hamden working on many large projects throughout Eastern Connecticut during his 48 years of employment.

Bob married his beloved wife, Joan E. (Cope) Adams in Hartford, CT on May 27, 1950 and is survived by his wife and five children: Anne Marie LaGram and her husband Dave of Oakdale, Mary Lou Brisson and her husband Roger of Pawcatuck, Barbara Jean Adams and her husband Glenn Bonday of Beaufort, North Carolina, Jo-Ann Chabotte of Uncasville and Robert J. Adams, Jr. of Taftville. He was a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren: Julie M. Soper of Putnam, William J. LaGram and his wife Lynn of Manchester, Steven M. LaGram and his wife Colleen of Oakdale, Charlie Ann Chabotte of Norwich, Robert J. Adams, III and Michael K. Adams of Lisbon and Leah Beth “LB” Regan of Pawcatuck. He was very fond of his great grandchildren Stephen and Jacoby LaGram of Oakdale and was looking forward to greeting a new great grandchild in November.

He is also survived by a brother, John Adams of New Britain as well as several nieces and nephews and was predeceased by a sister, Marie Collins.

A resident of Montville since 1955, Bob loved to garden and took great pride in his home and surroundings. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and dedicated follower of UCONN Huskies men’s and women’s basketball. Bob was involved in many sports organizations throughout the years including Silver Star AC baseball league of Norwich, Montville National Little League, Montville Babe Ruth and Montville Youth Football.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at St. John’s Church in Uncasville. The family will greet friends and relatives beginning at 10:00 a.m. outside the church. The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen is assisting the family with arrangements. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the administration and staff of the Norwichtown Rehabilitation Center for their exceptional care, attention to and treatment of Bob during his time there. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. John’s Church, 22 Maple Avenue, Uncasville, CT 06382.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 26, 2010
  • Memorial Mass Thursday, August 26, 2010
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Dave Dydo

September 17, 2010

My Sincerest sympathy in your time of sorrow.
My prayers go out to the whole family

Jeff McOmber

September 4, 2010

Joann, Bob jr. and family. I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I enjoyed our chats at the Piacentini events and bumping into him at Dodd Stadium on occaision. You are all in my thoughts in this difficult time.

August 27, 2010

Robert Adams III

August 27, 2010

Grandpa, you showed me so much through out my entire life whether it be how to play sports, do yard work, or just how to persevere when the cards are stacked against you. never once did you show any signs of giving up, like you told me "i can't give up, i've got no other choice" you never gave up and neither will i. i know you are watching over me always. thank you for being my hero. I love you.

Love Always
Little Bobby

ML and LB

August 26, 2010

Nice slide into home base. SAFE!!!!
Love ML and LB

August 25, 2010

It's So Hard To Believe That You're Really Gone And To Know That We Will No Longer See Your Smiling Face, Or Hear The Sound Of You're Laughter You Left So Many Memories, Which Will Never Part You Will Always Live Deep Inside Our Hearts We Are Thankful That God Graced Us With Someone As Special As You It's Just Hard To Believe Your Life On Earth Is Really Through

Love you always and we will miss you Grandpa,

Steve & Colleen LaGram

August 25, 2010

Papa Bob,
We love you and we know you will watch over us from the clouds above. You will be missed.

Love your Great-Grandchildren,

Stephen and Jacoby

Al Chabot

August 25, 2010

To the entire Adams Family,
I had the pleasure of playing youth baseball and football for Mr Adams. He had a unique ability to relate sports lessons to life lessons. Those lessons of discipline, hard work, self motivation and respect definitely left an impression on me that I will never forget.

Kenneth (Duke) Paul

August 25, 2010

The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.

JOANN CHABOTTE

August 25, 2010

Dad, miss you more than you wil ever know. you were my dad, my friend and my guidance through everything. you' ll always be my DADDY. LOVE YOU JOANN