1924 – 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Ada O. Williams, 90, of Manchester, N.H., and formerly of Auburn, died Wednesday evening, March 5, at Villa Crest Nursing Retirement Center, with family at her side.

She was born in West Minot on Jan. 9, 1924, the daughter of John and Anna (Ervasti) Ojala. She was educated in local schools and remained in that community most of her life.

Ada’s young adulthood was filled with hard work on the family farm, dancing and church socials. She embraced her Finnish heritage and was a member of the Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine. On Sept. 15, 1945, she married Donald I. Williams, who passed on Feb. 19, 2003.

Ada worked most of her life in retail sales throughout the Lewiston-Auburn area. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Auburn. Her favorite pastimes were family gatherings, traveling, bowling, Scrabble games, card games, blueberry-picking, swimming and walking on the beach. She was fun-spirited, forever a joker, a great hostess and always a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, who will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her four daughters, Martha Hebert and husband, Dennis, of Sunapee, N.H., Nancy Taylor of Auburn, Patricia Williams and George Ewbank of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Vicki Fontaine and husband, Dennis, of Manchester, N.H.; grandchildren, Chad and Mary Hebert, Erin Lee Matyczynski and her husband, Mike, Michelle and Geoffrey Taylor, Christina Taylor and Aaron Sirois, Chelsey Elliot and husband, Paul, Jenna Weaver and husband, Chris, Katelyn Fontaine and Hector Cruz; great-grandchildren, Jayson and Christopher; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest and Matti; and five sisters, Mary, Ann, Laina, Linda and Hilda.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with Ada’s family by visiting their online guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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