Ret. Sgt. Leslie “Buddy” H. Adams Jr. of N. Chelmsford

 

5492 AdamsLeslie “Buddy” H. Adams, 87, of N. Chelmsford, MA died unexpectedly Monday, March 30, 2015 at his home.

He was married to the late Lucille “Pinky” Adams, who died on October 31, 2014.

Born in Chelmsford, he was the son of the late Leslie and Hazel Adams. He graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1945. Buddy was an outstanding football and baseball player throughout his high school years.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Buddy worked for the Chelmsford Police Department for 41 years, retiring on July 1, 1990. In addition to his police work, he worked at Fletcher’s Quarry in Westford and drove a bus for the Marinel Bus Transportation Company.

He was a member of the Congregational Church in N. Chelmsford.

Buddy was the Commissioner of the N. Chelmsford Water District for 37 years. He was a member of member of the Massachusetts Police Assoc., the Ancient York Lodge of Lowell (3rd Degree Mason) for over 50 years and the American Legion AW Vinal Post 313 of N. Chelmsford.

He coached and supported Chelmsford’s Little League Baseball and Chelmsford’s Youth Hockey for many years.

Buddy played semipro baseball for the Varney AA of N. Chelmsford.  He enjoyed attending garage sales and going to the Flea markets.

He is survived by  a daughter, Cheryl Adams of N. Chelmsford; two sons, Ret. Patrolman of the Chelmsford Police Dept., Richard and his wife, Kerry Adams of N. Chelmsford and Correctional Officer at MCI Concord, Douglas and his wife, Kelly Adams of Bedford, MA; one sister, Barbara Rooks of Pepperell, MA; one brother, Ralph Adams of Nashua, NH; one sister-in-law, Patricia Adams of Chelmsford; six grandchildren, Lynne and her husband Daniel McNamara, Constance and her husband, Thomas Keating Jr., Correctional Officer at Hillsborough County NH, Richard Jr. and his wife Cheryl F. Adams, Correctional Officer at MCI Concord, Christopher and his wife, Justine Braley, Stephanie Adams and Stephen Adams; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was the brother of the late Robert Adams, Eleanor Dorsey and Edna Ducharme all of N. Chelmsford.

Visiting hours Wed. 5-8P.M. and Thurs. 3-7P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a Funeral Service Fri. at 11A.M. at the Congregational Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Congregational Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 128, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

  1. Jean-Pierre Lambert says:

    To Richie, Cheryl, and Doug; and with my deepest sympathies. I did not know of your father’s passing, until I saw the funeral procession @his church. I’m sure that he smiles at the thought of being with your Mom again ~ and I hope that helps to assuage your grief. May beautiful memories comfort all of you in your time of need ~ and may he and your lovely Mother rest together in eternal peace. ~ J.P. Lambert

  2. Doug says:

    Growing up in Chelmsford in the 50’s, Buddy was the best!

  3. Leeann Harper says:

    So sorry for your loss I am sure he is happy to be with his wife ( pinky ) again. So sorry

  4. John & Penny Sousa says:

    So sorry for your loss. Buddy must be so happy to be with his beloved Pinky again. God Bless you all as you mourn his sudden passing.

  5. Bernie and Terry Maffucci says:

    ‘Cheryl and Adams Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing Our trips to Maine will not be the same

    Without Buddy’s welcome. All our family was saddened to hear the sad news, and send their sincere sympathy.
    You had wonderful parents and have many good memories,which we hope will

  6. Lou &Betty-Ann perleoni says:

    Buddy sorry to hear of your passing but also happy that you & pinky are together again. We had many good times in Maine but hopefully we will be together again someday. Not too soon though. Loved you both Louie & Betty-Ann

  7. Roger Bennett says:

    A fine, warm, and caring man has been lost to us. “Mister Adams” as I always called him was a welcome visitor to my area of the Hollis flea market. Though I didn’t know him well, I sincerely liked Buddy and enjoyed our chats. Death is always hardest on those left behind, and it seems to me now that once more the world is a poorer place, having lost another of its good people. “Mister Adams” I salute you!

  8. Cheryl says:

    Daddy I will miss you, I’ll have nobody to tell me how to cut the grass or burn with. I’m very proud to have been your daughter. You always give your very best In all you say and do. You take care mom now your with her forever. Your little Girl Shasha

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