Joanne C. Adams, 82, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — The funeral for Joanne C. Adams will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the service there will be a Celebration of Life at the VFW, Bellew Ave. Watertown from 5 to 7 pm.

Burial will be held 11 a.m. Oct. 1, in North Watertown Cemetery for Edward and Joanne.

Mrs. Adams, 82, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the Samaritan Keep Home where she had been a resident for the past six years.

She was born in Watertown, September 29, 1936 a daughter to Kenneth and Dorothy Deline Jones. Joanne married Edward W. “Sonny” Adams on Jan. 14, 1956. Mr. Adams passed away Aug. 16, 2013.

Joanne enjoyed bowling, bingo and most importantly the time she spent babysitting her grandchildren.

She is survived by her three sons, Gary, Watertown; Danny (Nanette) Watertown; Mike “Farmer” (Sue), Philadelphia; four daughters, Debbie (Tony) Monette, Syracuse; Cindy (Arthur Deline) Adams, Watertown; Cherie (Dale) Roshia, Watertown; Lori (Mike) Smith, Watertown; her sister, Karen McLaughlin, 17 grandchildren, and several great, great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Sonny she was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn Shaw, a granddaughter Tabitha Adams, grandson, Timothy Raso, 3 sisters, Barbara Nichols, Sally England and Marilyn Crossman.

Joanne’s family would like to thank the staff on the 3rd floor of Samaritan Keep Home for the wonderful care that was given to her.

Donations may be made in Joanne’s memory to the Samaritan Keep Home Activities fund, 133 Pratt Street, Watertown, NY 13601

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