MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Obituary of Nancy Joanne Adams
Nancy Joanne Flynn Adams, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Nancy Joanne (Flynn) Adams said her final Irish goodbye at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady at the age of 88. Nancy lived in Clifton Park, New York for the past 45 years, raising a family of 12 children with her husband (since passed) Tony Adams.
Born in Detroit on January 22, 1930 to Frank and Kay Flynn, Nancy grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and St. Catharines, Ontario. Nancy attended St Michael’s College of the University of Toronto where she met her future husband, Tony. After a short engagement when Tony was given his orders by the US Army, the two were married in St. Catharines in February 1952 and soon moved to Carmel, CA to begin their life together. Together they raised their family in Fort Bellvoire, VA , Detroit, Schenectady, Syracuse, Wheaton, Il, Winchester, MA and Clifton Park.
A devout Catholic, Nancy has been a communicant of St. Edwards the Confessor in Clifton Park since 1973.
Nancy loved her children and grandchildren “doing their part” (having more children.) Nancy found great joy in watching her children and grandchildren compete in their sports and other passions. She was happiest when with family and friends at Ivalege at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, MA.
In addition to Tony, Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother Mack Flynn. Nancy is survived by her sister Joy McDermott, her cousin and lifelong best friend Mary Brennan, her 12 children, Tony (Evelyn) Adams Jr, Paul (Patty) Adams, Maureen (Paul) Jebb, Stephen (Barbara) Adams, Daniel (Dawn) Adams, Kathryn (James) Ryan, Helen (Peter Keane) Adams-Keane, Joanne (Michael) McClintock, Nancy (Chris) Sheridan, Jerome Adams, Tom Adams (Jennifer) and Gregory Adams (Laurel Sheridan) as well as 34 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Nancy is also survived by dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins on both the Flynn and Adams side.
Funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd. Clifton Park, NY 12065 where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be held on Friday (today) from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065.
Interment will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services P.O. Box 17090 Baltimore, MD 21297-0303
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