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“Dear Sharon, Phil and Family,Condolences to you and the rest of the family on the loss of your Mom. You and Phil were amazing caregiver's even in...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Susan and Mark Michaelson - MA

“Sharon, Phil, Andrew and family.So very sorry to hear of your loss. Dora was a strong woman, and loved her family dearly. I will remember her fondly...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Joanne Sarafian - Wakefield, MA

“Dear Sharon and Phil. Our utmost thoughts, prayers and love are with you both always. Your Mom is a forever friend to me and blessed me with her...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Marie Bernadette LaCroux - MA

“My dear friend Sharon. My heart goes out to you and Lori. I have so many fond childhood memories spent together at each other's houses! Lots of...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Michelle (Richard) Stracener - AL

“Sharon and Phil, We are so sorry to hear about Dora. Just know that your mom is now at peace and together again with your dad. We miss them both...Read More »
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Dora C. Adams, age 87, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, October 13. Born in Wakefield on October 9, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Clara (DiFilpo) Palmerino.

Dora was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952 and was a 1954 graduate of Wilford Academy of Boston. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a member of St. Florence Church and the Sons of Italy. Dora had worked for the former Jordan Marsh in Malden and Analog Devices in Wilmington. She loved to knit, cook, and bake. She and her late husband Gerry also enjoyed Fort Lauderdale where they had season tickets to Red Sox spring training. Dora was a fan of all the Boston sports teams.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gerald J. "Gerry" Adams, whom she married in 1955. She was the loving mother of Sharon J. Touchette and her husband Phillip of Wakefield and Lori S. McFadden and her husband Brian of West Newbury. She was the cherished grandmother of Andrew Touchette and his wife Ellen of VA, Bradley McFadden of Salisbury, Danielle McFadden and her partner Mark Mallozzi of PA, and Gregory McFadden of West Newbury. She was the sister of the late Gustino, Olga, Levia, Peter, Bernard, Dominic, John, James, and Josephine.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday at 10:30am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243-9409 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.