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Elizabeth P. Adams

May 16, 1925 — August 30, 2021

Elizabeth (aka Betty & Betty Boop) P. Adams, 96, of Berlin, passed away, with family members

by her side, on Monday August 30, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Nursing Facility

where she had been a resident for close to 4 years. She was born in East Hereford, Canada on

May 16, 1925 to George and Victoria (Pariseau) Bissonnette. One of her favorite childhood

memories was going to Midnight Mass Christmas Eve by horse and buggy. Walking to School

was about 2 miles. She moved to Berlin when she was 16 where she lived with her brother and

started doing Homemaking for different households. She taught herself English over the years

and eventually became a U.S. citizen which she was very proud of. She later became employed

by Brown Company. While attending church, she met Omer Adams, they dated and married on

July 15, 1946 at St. Anne Church and she had to quit work due to getting married. She was a

housewife and had 3 children before she entered the workforce again at Granite State Rubber

Company in the late 60’s. Family and relatives meant the world to her and so was visiting them

and reunions. Going to relatives' weddings were frequent where she was the 13th child of 13

children. There she would have a great time including attending her grandchildren's weddings

where they made sure that the chicken dance would be played and her grandchildren along with

her would dance which she loved. She was a great cook as a hostess of such entertainment

and would cook Canadian specialties, especially sweets. Some of her favorite dishes her nieces

and nephews remember are Raisin Filled Cookies, Jelly Roll Cake, Donuts (which she used her

mother’s recipe), crepes and meat pies and she made sure no one went home hungry, there

was always plenty. Her faith was an important part of her life. She supported her children to go

to Catholic grammar and High Schools. She continued her devotion by being a member of the

Ladies of St. Anne and Marie Rivier Association. She became a caregiver to her husband for

several years. When her husband could not be at home any longer due to his needs, she would

visit him daily from afternoon until evening every day at the Nursing Home, unless she was ill.

Their love was strong. After her husband died, she found some time on her hands so she

volunteered in the cafeteria at the Catholic School where her grandchildren attended. She

received a certificate of appreciation for doing this for 10 years that was presented at a school

assembly in the gymnasium attended by all the students and staff. She was a member of Good

Shepherd Parish. She had a full life, a good life, and experienced life’s challenges. She became

a victim this past January of Covid19. From that point on, it was a difficult struggle for many

days. The staff of the Home, who many called her ‘Betty Boop’, which she liked, were patient,

tolerant and supportive, helped her through those times. She had many that were special to her

and she was special to them as per what they said, “she was like my many memories

with her.” “I loved her so much” “I will miss her.” “My Betty Boop!” On behalf of the family, we

are grateful for the love, support and kindness they showed to our mom. Many came and said

their goodbyes and tears were also shed by them, caring individuals!

Her family includes her children Rita Haskins and Roland Adams of Manchester and

Pauline Tibbetts and her husband Moe ‘Mozes’ of Berlin; 6 grandchildren Sam Haskins, Joe

Haskins and his wife Carole, Jessica Lawrence and her husband Scott, Carolyn Canchon and

husband Marc, Joy Burrill and her husband Jeff, Chad Tibbetts; 12 great-grandchildren Ethan

and Brianna Christy, Arabelle and Freddie Haskins, Adam, Zachary, Jacob, Patrick and Robert

Lawrence, Dominic, Julian and Olivia Canchon and Elizabeth and Cameron Burrill. She was

predeceased by her husband Omer Adams in 1994, her siblings Marie Rose Bissonnette,

Bernadette Gillis, Yvonne Thibeault, Albert Bissonnette, Gabrielle Brissette, Edward

Bissonnette, Jeanne Wade, Alphonse Bissonnette, Alice Bissonnette, Louis Bissonnette,

Beatrice Marier, Therese Labrecque, and 1 great-granddaughter Veronica Faith Burrill and

several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Salve Regina Academy in

Gorham, NH; Marie Rivier Food Pantry in Berlin NH, Activity Fund at St. Vincent de Paul Rehab

& Nursing Facility, Berlin, NH.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated this Saturday at 10am at St. Anne Church of

Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are at Bryant &

Fleury-Patry Home, 180 Hillside Berlin this Friday from 6-8pm and Saturday at 9am. Online

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