PERKINSVILLE — Alice G. Adams, 92, a longtime resident of Perkinsville, passed away Saturday morning, June 11, 2016, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor.
She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Randolph, Vermont, the daughter of Leslie and Florence (Newell) Gilman. She received her schooling in Randolph and graduated from Randolph High School in 1942. Following high school, she traveled to Chicago where she was employed as a telephone operator during World War II. She was working on the switchboard the day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in 1945.
She returned to Vermont and married Elton Davis in Randolph in 1946. They were later divorced. For many years, Alice served as the office treasurer for the Windsor County Farm Bureau and was involved with the Windsor County Farm Bureau Field Day held in Springfield. She married Eugene Adams in 1978.
She was a Vermont farm girl at heart and enjoyed gardening, playing cards and bingo. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Marjorie Wilk and Evelyn Dimick; and by one brother, Arthur “Gil” Gilman.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Eugene Adams of Perkinsville; three daughters, Barbara Slaton and her husband, Robert, of Springfield, Beverly Lauren and her husband, Charlie, of Chester, and Bette Matulonis and her husband, Jeff, of Springfield; two stepchildren, Richard Adams of Weathersfield and Josephine Streeter-Fletcher of Springfield; one sister, Helen Moore of Springfield; four grandchildren, Tammy Millard of Perkinsville, Jeremy Lauren of Penacook, New Hampshire, Jessica Maher of Charlestown, Massachusetts and Jacob Matulonis of Springfield; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the North Springfield Baptist Church, 69 Main St., in North Springfield. The Rev. George Keeler, Pastor, will officiate.
A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall. Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Mountain View Cemetery in Braintree, Vermont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of VT and NH, 66 Benning St., Suite 6, West Lebanon, NH 03766; or to the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guest book at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.