Arlene B. Adams
August 7, 1925 – September 17, 2016
Arlene B. Adams, age 91, of West Grove, PA and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Born in Weymouth, MA, on August 7, 1925, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late William J. and Julia L. (Cronan) Bentley. She was a graduate of Simmons College in Boston, MA. In addition to raising her family, Mrs. Adams taught business classes at Barre High School in Barre, MA and at St. Angeles Academy in Aiken, SC. She later accepted a position as a secretary with the University of Delaware, retiring after many years of dedicated service.
Mrs. Adams was a past parishioner of St. John-Holy Angeles Church in Newark and a longtime member of the American Association of University Women. In her leisure time, she enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. Mrs. Adams was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph W. Adams who died in 1998; son, John J. Adams; 2 brothers; 4 sisters; and a grandson, Aaron Mills. Mrs. Adams is survived by her daughters, Margaret A. Kupchella (Lawrence) of Homer City, PA, Elizabeth M. Adams (Bernard Togia) of Springfield, VA and Louise M. Nail (Brian) of Gilbert, AZ; daughter-in-law, Joan S. Adams of Swedesboro, NJ; grandchildren, Richard and David Adams, Laura and Aaron Mills, Arlene Kupchella, Anuilagi, Bingham and Joseph Togia and Lauren and McLain Nail.
Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Adams’ memory may be made to the John J. Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Joan Adams, Adams & Adams Law, 1534 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro, NJ 08085.