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Anna M. (Dragoni) Adams

Anna M. (Dragoni) Adams, 87, formerly of Liberty Street, Ipswich, and wife of sixty-seven years to the late Lawrence O. Adams, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in the Blueberry  Hill Healthcare Center, Beverly following her long illness.

Born in Boston March 7, 1924, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Angela (D’Ausilio) Dragoni, she was raised in East Boston. At the age of sixteen she moved to Ipswich with her family and was educated in local public schools, graduating with the Class of 1942 from Ipswich High School. Married in 1942, the Adams  soon made their home and raised their family at her late Liberty Street address. For fifty of these years  she was the owner and operator of  Ann’s  Beauty Salon.

Mrs. Adams was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Parish and Our Lady of Hope Church of Ipswich and was a lifetime member and past president of the Ipswich Catholic Womans Club. She and her late husband were active members in the Wakefield Sons of Italy Post #1734.

She’ll be remembered by her family and friends as an outstanding cook.   

She is survived by one son, John L. Adams and his wife Paula of Plymouth; three grandchildren, John L. Adams, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Cumberland, RI, Julie Adams Beuttel and her husband Peter of Plymouth and Peter Adams and his fiance’ Jill of Plymouth; a great grandchild P.J. Beuttel of Plymouth and  a brother John Dragoni of Missouri. She was the sister of the late Anthony Dragoni formerly of Maine and Rita Avelis formerly of Salisbury

Her funeral will be held Tuesday 8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 7 pm.

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