Donald L. Adams March 25, 1949 - February 4, 2021

Donald L. Adams, 71, of Milton, died peacefully at home February 4, 2021 in the care of his family after a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

Born and raised in Iowa, Don was a proud graduate of Iowa State University, College of Engineering.  Before his retirement, he owned WAJA Associates, Foxboro, MA.

Don was the beloved husband of Kathleen M. (Smith) Adams and the devoted father of Katherine (John) Wozniak, Thomas (Meghan) Adams and Meghan Adams (fiancé William Corley).  He was the proud “Papa” to Thomas and Matthew Adams and the proud “Grandpa” to Christopher and Michael Wozniak.

Don was predeceased by his treasured parents, Horace and Doris Adams.  He is survived by his siblings, Charles, Carol (Spalding), Robert and Alice (Heinrichs).  Don also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, as well as, his beloved fur friends Maisie and LaLuce.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Saturday, February 6 at 10:00 AM.  Family and friends invited.  Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Horace and Doris Adams Electrical Engineering Scholarship (2703809), Iowa State University Foundation, 2505 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa 50010.  Gifts may also be made online @ www.isuf.info/gift.  Scroll to the bottom of the page for memorial gifts and write Horace and Doris Adams Electrical Engineering Scholarship (2703809).  Or, for those who are able, donations of blood and/or platelets, which sustained Don during his illness, would be most appreciated.  Please consider the Kraft Family Donor Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Yawkey 8 at Dana Farber Cancer Institute for their unique and very special support during Don’s illness.

To watch the Mass livestream, please visit www.visitationmilton.org

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, February 6 at 10:00 AM

Saint Elizabeth Church
350 Reedsdale Road
Milton, MA
Family and friends invited

Interment Private

Condolences(15)

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    Doug Adams says

    Sorry for loss, I always enjoyed visiting on your walks around the farm.

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      Barbara Adams says

      My sympathy and prayers are with you. Hugs

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        Marlis Adams Collins says

        Remembering Don as the younger cousin with a quiet strength, kind heart and smile. So sorry to know he is gone. May you find comfort knowing that his touch was felt by do many and lives on in our hearts.

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    Merlin Mather says

    I have very fond memories of my cousin, Don. I remember the many dinners and, of course, helping with the farm work at the Horace and Doris Adams farm. My thoughts and sympathies are with you. I feel a loss as well.

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    Barbara Adams says

    My deepest sympathy and love. Thinking of all of you and lifting you in prayer. Hugs

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    Joan Bendery says

    Dear Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Don from clinic get togethers. Great guy. Hugs to you and your family. Joan

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    Theresa Muxie says

    A gentle man of strength and courage; a family of love and faith; you are remembered in prayer, mind and heart, one by one.
    Love

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    Robert and Alice Drew says

    I worked with Don at Waja. He was very kind and helpful to my young growing family when we moved to the New England region.

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    Adam Labonte says

    I worked for Don at Waja, originally as a temp. He knew my name and always said hello. When I went threw a difficult family time, Don took the time to talk to me and cared about what was going on. His caring nature was only out done by the smile that lit up his face when he talked about his family. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

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    Bill Corley says

    Megan and family, so sorry for your loss. My god watch over you during this difficult time

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    Julie Gallagher says

    I worked with Don for 10 years at Waja. Such a kind person who really cared about his employees. Always talked about his family and asked about ours. Condolences to his family.

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    Consuelo Donohue says

    My thoughts and prayers going out to all of you.

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    Eileen Callahan-MCarthy says

    Kathy and family- so sorry for your loss. May memories of special times spent together help you through the difficult days ahead.
    Sending love and hugs.

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    Frank Benway says

    Tom & Katie, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I will always remember Mr. Adams as a very kind scout leader for Troop 3 many years ago for all of those Wednesday night meetings and monthly camping trips. Please extend my condolences along to your family.

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    Jean (Burr) Hoid says

    I went to high school with Don. Besides always being first in our class, alphabetically, he was a truly nice person. My sincerest sympathy to his family.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the:

Horace and Doris Adams Electrical Engineering Scholarship (2703809)
Iowa State University Foundation
2505 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa 50010

Scroll to the bottom of the page for memorial gifts and write Horace and Doris Adams Electrical Engineering Scholarship (2703809)

Or, for those who are able, donations of blood and/or platelets, which sustained Don during his illness, would be most appreciated.  Please consider the:

Kraft Family Donor Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115