BANGOR – Carol J. (Irvine) Adams, 88, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Framingham, Mass., daughter of Vernard J. and Jennette (Mayes) Irvine.
Carol grew up in Framingham, Mass., and attended local schools. In 1944, she graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in nursing. Carol married her husband of 64 years, William J. Adams, June 29, 1947, in Framingham, Mass. She enjoyed a long nursing career, which included employment at Central Maine General Hospital, Lewiston; Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, Mass.; Cable Memorial Hospital, Ipswich, Mass.; school nurse for Arkansas A & M; and Penquis CAP. She also held a position at the Readfield Post Office.
In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by her sons, William J. Adams Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Eddington, and Vernard I. Adams, M.D., and his wife, Sandra, of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Jennette E. Loring and her husband, Charles P., of Rowley, Mass.; grandchildren, Andrew Q. Adams and his wife, Erin Lynn, of Middleburg, Fla., Douglas William Adams and his wife, Susan, of Ellsworth, Charles N. Adams, J.D., of Tampa, Fla., Meagan E. Adams of Plant City, Fla., Leslie M. Adams and her husband, Mitchell Jones, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Charles W. Loring of Rowley, Mass., and Scott P. Loring of Rowley, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Serenity C. Adams, Connor S. Adams, Ryan C. Adams, Alex J. Adams, Katelyn R. Adams and Avery L. Adams; and sister-in-law, Martha Irvine of Portland. In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her son, Scott D. Adams; brothers, Robert M. Irvine and William L. Irvine; and sister, Margaret J. Strickland.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. James L. Haddix, pastor and teacher, officiating. After the service relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshment in the church vestry. Interment will be held 2 p.m. at Kents Hill Cemetery, Readfield. Those wishing to remember Carol in a special way may make gifts in her name to Special Olympics Maine, attention: Linda, 125 John Roberts Road, No. 19, South Portland, ME 04106. Condolences to the family may be expressed at