Obituary: Henry B. Adams, 91 (Southborough Selectman 1957 – 1960)

Henry B. Adams, 91, of Marshfield Hills, died on April 23, 2014. He was born in Marlborough, MA, on October 21, 1922, to Anne H. B. Adams and Henry G. Adams. He married Ines V. Nordgren in 1941. She predeceased him in 1967.

Mr. Adams attended Marlborough schools, graduating in 1940, and Bryant and Stratton Business College. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in Europe. After his tour of duty, he became city auditor of Marlborough. He also served as city comptroller of Keene, NH, Massachusetts state municipal examiner, and town accountant of Walpole. In 1978, he moved to Marshfield to serve as town accountant. Upon retiring, Mr Adams became veteran’s agent in Marshfield. Following family tradition, Mr. Adams was a member of the Masons for more than sixty years and was active in the Eastern Star in Marlborough and Marshfield. Civic minded, he served as a selectman in Southborough and was a member of various boards, including the Marshfield Council on Aging and the Boosters, the Winslow Village Advisory Board, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Rotary Club. He used his natural musical ability to liven many parties and events with his piano playing. If his friends could hum it, he could play it!

Mr Adams is survived by his daughters, Judith I Adams of Marshfield Hills, Carole Adams Johnson (Robert), of Northampton; grandsons Seth A. Johnson (Michelle) of Ann Arbor, MI, Tileston B. Johnson (Meghan), of Glen Allen, VA, and Daniel Adams, of Marshfield Hills; and great grandchildren Anthony Adams and Haven A. Johnson. He also leaves a stepson, Larry Stone of Lunenburg.

There will be a memorial service on May 10 at 3 pm at the North Community Church 72 Old Main St. in Marshfield Hills, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Union Mission Chapel, 315 Old Oaken Bucket, Scituate, MA, 02066, Marshfield Council on Aging, 230 Webster St., Marshfield, MA 02050, North Community Church, 72 Old Main St., Marshfield Hills, MA 02050 or charity of your choice.

(Obituary via  MacDonald Funeral Home)

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