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Cecil Charles Adams Jr.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Claremont, N.H. — Cecil Charles Adams Jr., 90, years old, died peacefully, at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Cecil had fought a valiant battle against cancer for the last five years and did not let it lessen his amazing sense of humor or his unique personality. He was a character like no other, and one that will live on in many stories and adventures.

In the final weeks of Cecil’s remarkable life, he celebrated his 90th birthday with a wonderful party that culminated with the announcement of his newest great-grandson’s birth on the day of the party!

Cecil was born on July 17, 1928, in Quechee, Vt., the son of Cecil and Lena (Howe) Adams. Cecil was a very proud Korean War Veteran, and served in the Army in the 24th Infantry Division from 1952-54.

In 1957, Cecil married Lucienne (Perron) Adams. They made their home in Claremont and raised three daughters.

Cecil was best known in the Upper Valley for his logging business that he successfully ran for 47 years. Cecil started the business in 1960 and in the later years was joined by his wife as they worked together in the woods every day. Cecil was recognized by the State of NH Forestry Officials for Environmentally Sound Logging Practices and was also recognized by the Grafton Conservation District for Outstanding Conservation Practices.

Cecil is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucienne Adams; and their children, Linda Beaudry and her husband, Richard, Janet Chamberlain and her husband, Lee, all of Claremont, Mary Sawchik and her husband Michael of Charlestown N.H. He is also survived by his sister, Norma Whitney of Quechee, Vt. Cecil is survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a friend that he thought of as a son, Peter Kebalka, of Lebanon, N.H.

Cecil was predeceased by his sister Hazel Isenor, of Quechee, Vt.

Cecil had many interests and talents but his greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary Church in Claremont on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. with Very Rev. Father Shawn Therrien officiating. Burial will in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes, Inc., 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com.