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Andrew Camilo Adams

Andrew Camilo Adams, 48, beloved husband of Lauren (Teeling) Adams and father of Alexis  Benét Adams of Fellows Road, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, after a courageous battle with a long illness.

Born in Washington, DC on January 7, 1969, son of the late Judith Cook (Herbert) and Henry Adams, he was raised in Arlington, VA. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1988 and attended American University in Washington, DC, where he met his wife on the steps of the school library. He worked for several years as the Subscription Manager for BOAT U.S. in Alexandria, VA. A quadriplegic since his teens, he was also a passionate advocate for the rights of the disabled. Andrew had tremendous courage and the heart of a lion. He always had a positive outlook on life and a great sense of humor. He was known for his brilliant smile. He often said that although there were some things he couldn’t do, there were thousands that he could. He was enthusiastic about chess, Shakespeare, Fantasy Football, Dr. Who, loud Hawaiian shirts and Bugs Bunny animation cels. A lover of music, good and bad, he introduced his daughter to Eminem at the tender age of four. He tolerated his wife and daughter’s ever-increasing animal menagerie with a shrug, a sigh, and a permanent lap. Andrew was an avid fan of all sports, especially soccer and Capitals’ hockey, and he would even suffer through cricket, however his favorite sport, by far, was lively political debate. He looked forward to Poker Night and fleeced his friends at every opportunity. Andrew cherished his Ipswich community and was happy to serve as host to friends and family for holidays, dinner parties, and Book Club. He will be greatly missed by all, including Coca Cola, whose stock is expected to plummet. He would want you all to Live Long and Prosper.

 Andrew is survived by his brothers Toby Adams of Rochester, NH and Matthew and Susan Adams of Ashburn, VA, step-brother Shawn Cook of West Palm Beach, FL and step-sister Kimberly (Cook) Huff of Jessup, MD, his goddaughter and niece, Jessica Greiner, her wife Amanda and son Landon of Tampa, FL, and by his nieces and nephews; Kaylee and Megan Adams of VA, Gwendolyn and Aidan Teeling of CA, Lydia Adams of NH, Kiera Peavey of Hamilton,  Emma and Benjamin Heath of MI, Claressa Wilson-Wright of MD, and Samantha Keller, Stephen and Zachary Huff and Sabrina Long, all of MD. He is further mourned by a motley collection of in-laws and outlaws, most prominently Doris and Stephen Briggs of Aiken, SC, Margaret and Brendan Teeling of Ipswich, Leslie (Teeling) Adams of Lee, NH, Jay and Cathleen Heath of Okemos, MI, Michael and Amy Teeling of Oakland, CA, Kristina Heath of Hamilton,  and many cousins and dear friends.

Andrew’s memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at First Church in Ipswich. Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.

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