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Frank Adams

March 13, 1926 - December 20, 2015
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Buckfield - Frank M. Adams, 89, died peacefully on Sunday, December 20 at his home in Buckfield. He was born March 13, 1926 at the Adams Homestead in Bowdoin, the son of Herbert K. and Lydia M. Marshall Adams.

He attended Adams School, a one-room schoolhouse, and Brunswick High School, graduating in 1944. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Germany. He then attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating with a Bachelor's degree.

In July of 1959 he married Helen Alexander.

He taught school in Calais, worked for the Department of Human Services and the Department of Corrections as a juvenile probation officer at the Maine Youth Center in South Portland. Following his retirement in 1986 he worked for several companies as a driver and courier. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

Frank baled hay on the family farm in Bowdoin every summer. He also kept a few farm animals, including goats, pigs and chickens. He would frequently be seen on his tractor and working on his wood pile, getting ready for winter.

He was predeceased by his wife Helen and sisters Frances E. Adams and Alice A. Melcher.

He is survived by daughters Nancy Adams Downs of Lisbon and Jayne R. Adams of Buckfield, brother Donald C. Adams of Harpswell, grandchildren John Adams Downs of New York City and Emily Adams Downs of Portland and his sister Alice's children Sally, Kurt, Rachel, Susan and Samuel.

The family extends thanks to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their exceptional assistance, in particular his two special caregivers Jeanne Abbott and JoAnn Appleby.

Those who wish may send memorial donations to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

A private burial was held in Adams Cemetery, Bowdoin.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where memorial condolences may be expressed at