AUBURN – Marie Pratt Adams, 80, died peacefully on Jan. 26, at Clover Manor, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Turner, daughter of Henry and Albina (Albert) Pratt. Throughout her lifetime, she held many happy memories of the time her family lived at Howe’s Corner, when she was a young girl.

She married Wesley Adams, her husband of 60 years, on May 8, 1948, whom she met while enjoying the Saturday night dances in Canton Point. They lived in Canton where they made a home for their four children.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is fondly remembered by her children as always being at home for them before and after school. She sewed much of the clothing for her two young daughters as well as the clothing for their dolls. In addition, she knitted many hats and pairs of mittens, crocheted many afghans and tended to countless scraped knees.

She loved animals, the outdoors and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and routinely preserved the fruits and vegetables for winter enjoyment. She was well-known for her pies and in her lifetime her family enjoyed the more than 6,000 apple pies she baked along with other varieties. She routinely baked pies for the Canton Point Ladies Circle and other local functions.

She was a “Jane-of-all-trades.” As a young woman, she worked at the bleachery in Lewiston. Over the years, she worked as a chambermaid at the Pinewood and Lakefield Camps in Canton, picked corn, packed apples, toothpicks and eggs, worked in a shoe shop, laced handmade moccasins at home, worked at the Canton tannery, was a cashier at a local grocery store and was a cook at Victorian Villa in Canton. In her retirement, she took painting lessons and created several works of art her children enjoy in their homes. She will be sorely missed.

Survivors include her husband, J. Wesley Adams of Canton; two sons, Kenneth Adams and companion, Sara Therriault, of Lewiston and Donald Adams and wife, Connie, of Canton; two daughters, Marianne Lashua and husband, Gary, of Danville and Kay Doucette and husband, Russ, of Scarborough; one brother, Orison Pratt and wife, Barbara, of Fall River Mills, Calif.; two sisters, Virginia Emerson and husband, Arthur, of Oxford and Milda McAlister of Auburn; four grandchildren, Erik and Travis Adams, as well as Erica and Tyler Snow; and four great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Matthew, Austin and Braden Adams.

Her family would like to thank the staff on Side 2 and Side 3 at Clover Manor for their wonderful care and love shown to their mother during her illness.

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