Richard L. Adams

December 19, 1947 - February 14, 2020
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Richard L. Adams, 72, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 19, 1947 in North Adams, MA, he was the son of the late Donald and Anne (Helgas) Adams.  A graduate of the former Springfield Technical High School, Richard also attended STCC.  He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S Army during the Vietnam War earning the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign medals.  The diligence and determination that brought him these accolades followed him through many years working as a sub-contractor, installing floors in malls across the country.  He was a notorious practical joker during his years as a “floorist”.  Later in life, his fascination with computers steered him toward a change in professions.  He returned to school to formalize his education. Richard finished his career as a computer technician at IBM. 

During his retirement, Richard’s passion for photography flourished.  He was a man of few words that expressed his love, joy and passion through the language of photography.  In all of this, he took pride in a job well done and accepted nothing less.

As a proud, loyal and loving father and husband, Richard will be dearly missed by his wife of 47 years Margaret (Ryan) Adams of Ludlow, his sons Joshua Adams and his wife Theresa of New Hartford, CT and Zachary Adams and his wife Kaitlin of Windsor Locks, CT.  He also leaves his two granddaughters Bethany and Madeline who were the apples of his eye. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Donald and James Adams and his sister Judith Teehan.

Richard enjoyed all things home improvement.

Visiting hours will be held from 2:00 – 4:30 PM on Sunday February 23, 2020 at Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA.   A service to honor Richard’s life will follow at 4:30 PM.  Burial will be Monday, February 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Mass. Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.   

 

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the medical staff at the Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital and Beacon Hospice for their comforting care. 

Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 3 Speen St, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 or www.cancer.org; Hope for the Warriors , 8003 Forbes Place, Suite 201, Springfield, VA 22151 or www.HopefortheWarriors.org or the Air Warrior Courage Foundation, www.airwarriorcourage.org.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home

Address:

64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Service Information

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home

Address:

64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 24, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Address:

Main Street, Agawam, MA, 1101

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Donation Information

Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 3 Speen St, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 or www.cancer.org; Hope for the Warriors , 8003 Forbes Place, Suite 201, Springfield, VA 22151 or www.HopefortheWarriors.org or the Air Warrior Courage Foundation, www.airwarriorcourage.org.


 

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Born: December 19, 1947
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