Thomas O'Donnell Adams

December 27, 1931April 15, 2021

WELLFLEET: Thomas O’Donnell Adams, 89 left us to be with the Lord on April 15, 2021.

Born in Provincetown to Ernestine (Davis) and George Adams.

Tom met the love of his life June (Gross). They were blessed with 62 years of marriage and five children.

Tom’s career spanned from his early years when he proudly served in the Navy followed by the Coast Guard and retired from the Wellfleet Post Office. In typical Cape Cod fashion, he always had side jobs. Everything from carpentry, volunteer fireman, to special police.

Tom enjoyed life to its fullest. His passions included sailing, scuba diving, camping, beach rides to Race Point, jig saw puzzles, and especially working on and driving his 1941 Willy’s Jeep with his brother George. His infectious smile and twinkle in his eyes will be missed.

Tom is survived by his wife June, and their five children: Sheila (Robert) Paine of Wellfleet, Thomas C Adams of Wellfleet, Julie Adams of Wellfleet, Virginia Adams (Charles Rockwood) of North Venice, FL, and Mary Lloyd of Wellfleet. Grandchildren: Jennifer, Allison, Nicole, Elizabeth, Christopher, Austin, Nathan, Kenneth and Dylan. Great-grandchildren: Alexandria, Amanda, Eli, Leo, Emelia, Adrianna, Kayla, Nolan, Rosalie and Eloise. His sister Dorothy Gaspie of Lakeland, FL. And many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, his stepfather Manuel Silva, and his brothers George, Ernest, Richard, Wallace, and Howard Adams.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nickerson Funeral Home, 340 Main Street, Wellfleet on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 4:00pm–6:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Wellfleet United Methodist Church on Saturday April 24 at 11:00 with limited attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s name to the United Methodist Church of Wellfleet, 246 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA.


  • United Methodist Church of Wellfleet


  • Visiting Hours

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


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Joan Douglas

April 29, 2021

I was so sorry to read about Tommy. I worked at the South Wellfleet Post Office and sometimes Tommy would come up to help out. He was always very nice and we had a good time joking around. Kathy Atwood, Ruth Anne Emond and Irene St. Aubin all worked there and would always appreciate his help and his stories.Hope all the good times you shared as a family help you through this sad time. Thinking of all of you and wishing you peace. Joan Douglas

Fredrick Breen

April 28, 2021

To Mrs June Adams,sorry for your loss I met Tom 41years ago briefly when i was seeing Julie.Then 2years ago again at Pinellas Park House.I could tell he was a happy man and proud of his children and grandkids.Most of all that he loved you and you had 62yrs of marriage .God bless you now and I pray for good health for you and your family.

Bradford Morse

April 24, 2021

All of us come from Nowhere to Now here and back to Nowhere the same words the same space, our incredible circle of life. When it seems like the end it is only another journey beginning . Big hugs to all you incredible Adams's you have always been such powers of example for me and my family. The love of a father, husband and friend like Tom is such a gift that can be held forever. Peace & Love Brad

sherb valli

April 23, 2021

I always enjoyed working with Tom on both the police and fire departments. He was a very special man. He'll always be warmly remembered.

My sincere condolences to all the family and loved ones. He will always be in your hearts and memories.

I truly believe he is being warmly embraced by the good Lord.

Norman f Ader

April 23, 2021

Dear June ❤️
I I was so sad, to hear about Tom Here in Florida You, Tom and your family have always been, very Dear Friends, Looking forward to your arrival each year, Your Friendship always made, us feel like one big family again!
Sending you and all
Those Dear to your Heart
lots of love,
and all my prayers, during this very difficult time.
With many Blessings,🙏
Norman and always Muriel

David Wright

April 22, 2021

My condolences to the bereaved family. A pleasure to have known, even a little, such a nice man. To me, he seemed the best of Cape Cod. My first memories of him are in the post office. I will probably always see him at the square dance, smiling in the shadows.

Dawn Rickman

April 22, 2021

You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Fond memories of Tom riding his bike in Town and giving him a wave when he was with June in the car at the post office.
Dawn Rickman

Ed Tesson

April 21, 2021

God speed Tom,
I recall one incident at the Old Post Office, where we had some damaged goods bought overseas. Oh well, can't mention the circumstances! God Bless you, Tom.

Victoria Adams

April 19, 2021

My uncle tom was a very special uncle to me I will miss him dearly he is with all his brothers

Betsy Robicheau McCarthy

April 18, 2021

Dear June, my Wellfleet classmate, I send my love and prayers to you and your family. Your Tommy was a wonderful man and I am so sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy, Betsy Robicheau McCarthy