Adam Thomas Adams

December 7, 1947 - February 1, 2024

Adam T. Adams passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024, at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH. He was 76.

Adam was born December 7, 1947, and was raised in Orange, NJ. He was a graduate of The Lawrenceville School, received his undergraduate degree from Hartwick College and received his Law Degree from The New York Law School and was a practicing attorney in New Jersey for over 40 years. He served his country in the New Jersey National Guard.

Adam met Donna (Gnade) in 1990. Adam quickly realized that dating Donna came as a package deal and he fully embraced Donna’s three teenage daughters, Tracey, Krista and Tara. Adam proposed in 1994 and they married in July 1995. Donna and the three girls moved in with Adam in Maplewood and an instant family was formed.

After living in Maplewood for 12 years, Adam and Donna moved to Randolph for the next almost 20 years where they finished their careers and retired to Acworth, New Hampshire, where he built their dream, retirement home atop a hill overlooking a wonderful, picturesque New Hampshire valley. Adam loved the outdoors, working on his house, in the yard, tending his garden, chopping wood or just sitting on his porch, relaxing and enjoying the marvelous views.

Adam is survived by his wife, Donna, daughters, Tracey Davila and husband, Gabe, Krista LaCroix and husband, Ray, Tara Novak and husband, Tim, a sister, Carol Adams and husband, Gary, two brothers, William, and Gregory and his wife, Janice, many nieces and nephew and 10 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ruth Adams.

Adam’s greatest passion was his friends and family. He cherished his friendships and even talked to childhood friends almost every day. Family also meant the world to him, from the “step” daughters he inherited, but treated as his own, to the sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren and well beyond – he truly embodied the title “Papou”, which is Greek for Grandpa, which nearly everyone called him. He was kind and generous and will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at The Grove, at the Randolph Diner at 11:00 AM on February 19, 2024. A luncheon for family and friends will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following Non-for-Profit organizations:

Tunnel to Towers Foundation using this link: Donate to Tunnel to Towers Foundation (

Acworth Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Inc., PO Box 86, Acworth, NH 03601.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT.

Share a Memory to See it Appear here on the "Memory Wall."

Calling Hours

WHERE: see map

Funeral Service

DATE: February 19, 2024
TIME: 11:00 AM
WHERE: The Grove, Randolph Diner see map
ADDRESS: 517 NJ-10 E, Randolph, NJ 07869

Give Support

The family has chosen these types of ways to show your support. You are also welcome to leave a message on the memory wall.

Send Flowers

Make a donation

Share a Memory

Share a story, tribute, message or photo to the memory wall