Janet Adams

Obituary of Janet Adams

Adams, Janet, 84, of Katonah, NY, formerly of Armonk, NY, died Monday, March 11, 2024 at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Janet was born on October 11, 1939 in Mount Kisco to the late Charles and Stella Merlo Adams of Armonk.  She grew up in Armonk and graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1957.  After graduation she started working as a bookkeeper at Kensico Tubing (later Robintech) in Mount Kisco and worked for many small companies over the years until she retired in 2011.

In her early life, Janet loved going out to clubs with her friends.  She enjoyed eating out and occasionally would treat herself and family and friends to a fancy restaurant.  She traveled within the US and was able to take two trips outside the US – one to the Turks and Caicos Islands with a group of friends and one to England with a very close retired friend.  She always dreamed of going to Australia but was never able to make that trip.  After her retirement, she spent her time reading, watching her extensive DVD collection, and talking on the phone with her nieces and friends.

Janet is survived by her son, David Adams, of Katonah NY with whom she had been living for several years.  She is also survived by her niece, Barbara Smith (Wendell) of Avon Park FL, a nephew Robert Gregory of Douglas GA, a nephew David Gregory of Dublin GA, a nephew Edward Gregory of McRae GA, a nephew Stephen Gregory of Jacksonville FL and cousins Muriel and Marilyn Hupfeld of Armonk NY.  She is predeceased by sisters Charlotte Phillips and Constance Gregory, and a brother, Charles Adams Jr.

In October 2021, Janet was contacted by a granddaughter, Leigh Freels, who found Janet through DNA.  Janet had to give up her first child for adoption in 1960, a baby girl she had always hoped to meet again one day.  Sadly, her daughter passed away several years earlier but in September 2022 Leigh and her husband Clayton of Cumming, GA came to Katonah to meet Janet.  It was truly a happy experience for all.

Besides living most of her life in Westchester, Janet also lived in Binghamton NY, Fort Worth TX, Safety Harbor FL, and even spent a few years in Las Vegas working in a casino.  She lived with her son in Katonah for the past five years.  She will be remembered by her family and friends as a person who loved to laugh and make others laugh.  She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.


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