Virginia R. Adams,96, of Pillar Point/Dexter

Virginia R. Adams,96, of Pillar Point/Dexter

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Virginia R. Adams,96, of Pillar Point/Dexter, New York passed away Tuesday March 28, 2017 at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown, NY where she had resided for two years.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27th at the Dexter Presbyterian Church at 3:00 P.M.

Born on March 16, 1921 in Ilion, New York, daughter of Barnard and Ethel Allen, she graduated from Ilion High School and Cornell University College of Home Economics.  Following graduation, she was a 4-H agent for 3 years.  In May of 1947 she married Wilford Adams of Adamshore Farm on Pillar Point.

Besides keeping house and raising two children, she assisted Wilford with some of the farm work and taught Jr. High at Watertown Junior High for several years before retiring.  After retirement, she and Wilford spent time in Florida during the winter.

She played tennis, golf, and loved swimming and diving.  She enjoyed playing bridge and canasta in later years.  She had a huge garden to tend on the farm for many years.  She led a girls’ 4-H club and taught cooking, sewing and refinishing furniture.  She also participated in judging 4-H projects at the Jefferson County Fair for many years.  She was also active in the Dexter Presbyterian Church and served in many ways over the years.  She especially enjoyed visiting the elderly from the church.

Virginia is survived by a sister Nancy Chamberlain of Lowville, N.Y., a daughter Mary Aberg and her husband Lenny of Bristol, R.I., a son, Jerry Adams and wife Debbie of Pillar Point/Dexter,NY, grandchildren Doug Adams of Pacifica, California, Steve Adams of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Christy Aberg of Dunbarten, New Hampshire, Erika Aberg of Krabi, Thailand and five great grandchildren.

As is so fitting of Virginia’s belief in giving and in education, she donated her body to the Syracuse University Medical School.  Donations may be made in her name to and online condolences may be made to  Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter is in charge of arrangements.

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