Salvatore J. Adams, Jr ("Sal") of West Newton, age 86, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Feb. 26, 2023.
Sal was the loving son of the late Salvatore J. Adams, Sr. of Rockland, Maine, and the late Rose Conzo of the "Lake"; He lost his mother when he was 3 years old. Now he is back in her arms.
Beloved husband of Marilyn ("Blondie") Adams, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Sal met the love of his life "Blondie" in Cape Cod in 1954 during Hurricane Carol. It was love at first sight.
Devoted father of Kathleen Adams Kyle and her husband Jack of Reading, Mark and Tammy (Delaney) of Sudbury and John and Heather (O'Reilly) of West Newton.
Cherished "Papa" to his grandchildren George and Anastasia Adams, Ava and Johnny Adams, and Cameron and Lindsay Kyle and great grandchild Hunter Kyle and the late Trevor Kyle.
Sal leaves behind many, many nieces and nephews whom he also loved along with the members of the Rizza family and many friends from the "Lake". Sal lived most of his young life in the Lake, a few in Rockland, Maine, living out the rest of his life in West Newton after he and Marilyn married in 1957
He enjoyed spoiling his children and grandchildren, family trips to Plymouth, Rockland, Maine and Las Vegas.
Besides his sister-in-law Barbara of Waltham he has many siblings and their spouses waiting for him in Heaven: his brothers and sisters Anthony and Ruth of Billerica, Pat and Michiko of South Carolina, Donald of Waltham, Josephine and Tom of Marlborough, Dolly and George of South Carolina, and his caring Aunt Virginia of the "Lake".
He was also surrounded by his extended loving Rizza family, many of whom have also preceded him into Heaven: Bruno Rizza and Anastasia Medaglia, Anna and Rossi, Bobby and Stephanie, Rosemary, Tony, Alice, and Sonny, leaving Eleanor and Gerry, Jim and Florence, Janet, Richard and Rosemarie.
Sal was a devoted and unselfish husband and father and "Papa," always putting his family before him. He was fun, loving,and caring to all. He never missed events or games in the life of his children and grandchildren. He was also a great card player, teaching his grandchildren to play poker and solitaire. He loved the Red sox and Patriots. He broke his high school pitching record in Rockland, Maine. He will forever be in our hearts.
A Funeral Mass will be held for Sal in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton on Saturday, March 4 at 10:30AM. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.