Brattleboro- Charles F. “Ace” Adams, 72 of Western Avenue, a lifelong resident of Brattleboro died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Vibra Hospital in Leicester, Massachusetts following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Brattleboro on June 13, 1945 the son of Francis R. and Ruth (Miner) Adams. He attended Brattleboro public schools and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1964. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge in 1969.
With the passing of his father Mr. Adams was raised by the late Henry Angell who he went to work for at Angell’s Automotive later becoming Tri-State Automotive on Flat Street. He served as a sales representative for the company for many years. More recently he worked as a courier driver for Summit Chrysler Dodge & Jeep.
Active fraternally, he was a member of Brattleboro Lodge #102 F&AM, the Brattleboro Shrine Club and Cairo Shrine Temple in Rutland and was a member of the Shriner’s snowmobile parade unit. In the Masonic Order he served as a special aid for the Potentate and was a Divane member.
Of his leisure time activities, he enjoyed riding his Harley, spending time at Lynde Motorcycle Repair Shop on Flat Street, Country & Western music, dancing and bowling. He enjoyed his involvement in the Shrine and loved living life.
Survivors include one son, James Adams of Boston, a daughter, Melissa Adams of Dumerston, one brother, two step sisters several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of close friends.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home Thursday from 4 to 6 P.M.
Burial with full military honors in Morningside Cemetery will take place in the springtime when the cemetery reopens.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Adam’s name may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, Mass 01104.