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John F. Adams III

February 17, 1962 ~ March 24, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old

John Adams III Obituary

John F. Adams III, 61 of Millis, MA died unexpectedly on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was born in Hartford, CT on February 17, 1962 to Vera Adams and the late John F (Jack) Adams, Jr.  John attended Berlin Schools and became a Realtor and Appraiser, and volunteer EMT.

A kind person with a quick wit and sense of humor, John was an exceptional story teller who loved the outdoors including hiking, cycling, camping and Cape Cod. He was an avid reader and movie watcher who loved JRR Tolkien fantasy and Kung Fu martial arts/action adventure stories. A music enthusiast, we remember his love of Santana, Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Buffett and for playing Smoke On The Water on a Bass Guitar. He enjoyed cooking and spicy food, his aunt Charlotte's Ginger Cookies and he loved cats- from Mica, his first cat as a child, to his last most special cat, Angel, who was adopted by his mom, Vera and lived 20.5 years.

John played Rugby on the Berlin Strollers along with his Dad, and they were very proud to each score a try in the same match. When he was 25, John rode his bicycle on a lifetime adventure, from the Oregon coast all the way across the country to Key West, FL. He rode thousands of miles and made stops in Oklahoma to visit family and Colorado where he rode across the Continental Divide.
He worked as a real estate appraiser and sales agent in the family business for many years, then moved to Massachusetts in the late 90s where he was Owner/Broker of Metrowest Real Estate Solutions and started to raise his family. He shared his passion of music, reading, hiking and bike riding with his children when they were young, which lives on in them today.

Sadly, John passed before he was able to enjoy more time with his growing family. We like to picture that he had a chance to meet his granddaughter as she made her way into this world and he made his way out.

John leaves his mother Vera Adams, daughter Rebecca/Josh Ricker, sons Connor Adams and Ben Adams, newborn granddaughter Audrey Ricker, sister Tina/Rick Hans, niece Frankie Tenenbaum/Michael Hope, aunt Charlotte Raczkowski/Jeremy D’Entremont, uncle Richy/Marla Raczkowski and cousins Gail Craddock/Steve Fleming, Julia/Matt Hay and Joan/Marty Coats.

Calling hours will be Saturday, May 20 from 12:00-2:00, concluding with a memorial service at 1:00 at the Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington. The family then welcomes friends and family to attend the celebration of life immediately after at Timberlin Golf Course, 330 Southington Road, Berlin.  We ask that family and friends dress in a way John would appreciate: your favorite Hawaiian shirt/attire. 

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you spread kindness in John’s memory.

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Calling Hours
May 20, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Erickson-Hansen of Berlin/Porters
111 Chamberlain Hwy
Kensington, CT 06037

Memorial Service
May 20, 2023

1:00 PM
Erickson-Hansen of Berlin/Porters
111 Chamberlain Hwy
Kensington, CT 06037

Celebration of Life
May 20, 2023

2:30 PM
Timberlin Golf Course
330 Southington Rd.
Berlin, CT 06037


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