Adam Edward Tanney, 36, Dover, NH, departed this life and entered into the Lord’s embrace on September 22, 2015.
A loving father, he is survived by his son, Xavier Kirby Tanney of Braintree, MA, his parents, Erik and Diane Tanney, of Waterbury Center, VT, his sister, Sara Thomas, her husband Kevin and their daughter Claire, of Topeka, KS, his brother, Isaac Tanney, of Seattle, WA, and his dear friend, Melissa Peaslee Feldman, who he considered his “truest companion”.
Born in Paterson, NJ, on March 23, 1979, Adam and his family moved to Waterbury Center, VT, in 1988. He attended Harwood Union High School and then graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1997. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and went on to earn a Graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Harvard College.
As a youth, Adam excelled in swimming and was a member of the Central Vermont Wavemakers for several years. While at Dartmouth, he was a member of the 8 man crew team, culminating in a historic victory over Princeton, by a “canvas”, to win the 2001 Ladies Challenge Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta in Great Britain.
Professionally, Adam applied his passion for education during his career as a consultant and researcher at RMC Research Corp., in Portsmouth, NH. He displayed his love and compassion for others by volunteering as a Big Brother; serving with a prison ministry through St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Milton, MA; and venturing to Nicaragua on a building mission trip with the Dartmouth Tucker Foundation. Adam will always be remembered as the first to say, “Can I do anything to help?”, to his friends, his colleagues, and to others in need.
A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at 11:00 am, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Ave., Milton, MA. Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., Milton, MA, on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will also be held on Oct. 9, at 6:30 pm, at Green Mountain Community Alliance Church, 4987 VT RT 100, Duxbury, VT.
Memorial donations may be made to a trust fund established for Adam’s son, Xavier ; the Xavier Tanney Trust Fund, c/o Citibank, N.A. Union Square Flagship, 52 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10003 or by using PayPal: email@example.com.