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Paul Edward Adams

1953
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Northfield

Paul Edward Adams

Paul E. Adams, 66, born in Bad Nauheim Germany to Clara Weide Adams and William H. Adams after suffering a very sudden illness, went to be with his parents and brothers, Billy, Brian and Mathew Adams, grandson Eli Adams and brother in law Drew Dubia.

He graduated in 1971 from Tilton-Northfield High School and entered into the U.S. Navy, serving 3 years and two Mediterranean tours and was proud to be a Vietnam Veteran and enjoyed the experiences of so many different countries and cultures.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1698, Franklin and American Legion Post 49, Tilton.  He spoke fluent German and returned many times to his birth country throughout his life.  He continued to enjoy traveling throughout his life, enjoying the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends, which he did so easily.

After the Navy he returned to Northfield and was employed for many years with Arwoods, Inter-Lakes, Wyman-Gordon and PCC Structurals for a total of 32 years, breaking his career up a bit for ten years with a stint as a TSA Supervisor with Manchester Airport.

Paul lived a life of unconditional love, always wanting to find a way to help and take care of anyone that he loved.  He had a gift of music and rhythm and demonstrated it throughout his life by playing drums in numerous bands from rock with Looker and many other bands in the 80's, and in the 90's made the switch to country music with Fine Line and Shannon Smith & The Country Caravan.  Oh, the stories he would tell!  He made so many lifelong friends along the way.

To say he was hardworking and determined would be an understatement, a true testament to his parents, whom he loved so very much.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Terry Lynn (Addison ) of Northfield, his sister, Brenda Dubia of Northfield, his sister-in -law, Nancy Adams of Northfield, his daughter, Shannon Mace (Artie) of Plymouth and grandsons Austin Perthel and Devin Ayers, his son, Shane Adams (Heidi) of Groveland, FL and grandsons, Tyler and Levi and granddaughter Emma, his daughter, Stacy Toomey (Steven) of Campton and grandson, Brandon and granddaughter, Taniya, his step-daughter, Brittany Poole (Sean) of Moultonborough and granddaughters, Kailyn, Keenan and Alanna, his step-daughter, Kristin Doucette (Matthew) of Northfield and granddaughter, Bree and grandson, Asher.  As well as two great-grandsons, Jaxxon and Peter Perthel along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins he adored.

These people were the core reason for Paul's existence.  He adored his family and friends with a fierce force that could never be broken.  We will miss him dearly, but also know that he remains in our hearts and souls.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.  A gathering will follow the service at the VFW Post #1698 in Franklin.  A celebration of Paul's life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in memory of Paul may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,  166 S River Road, Bedford, NH 03110.

 

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