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Donna Adams

Donna F. Adams (Bronchetti)

Thursday, August 10th, 1944 - Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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PARISHVILLE – Donna F. Adams, 74, of 20 Picketville Road, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019 at Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh after a brief illness.

Donna was born August 10, 1944 in Massena, the daughter of the late Frank and Rita (Marian) Bronchetti. She was graduate of Massena High School and later achieved her Bachelor of Science Degree from Plattsburgh State. On June 5, 1965, she married John W. Adams, Jr. in Plattsburgh.

Donna first started her teaching career at Eastside Elementary School on the Plattsburgh Air Force Base before moving to Parishville, where she started a long teaching career at Parishville-Hopkinton Central Schools. While teaching, she was also a member of the Parishville-Hopkinton Teachers Association, serving for a time as their president. She also owned and operated a fabric shop in Parishville for many years. Donna was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in Hopkinton and an active member of the Parishville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, where she once served as their chief. Donna enjoyed crafting, needlework, quilting, and sewing having made many quilts and donating them back to the community for various fundraisers. She also enjoyed birdwatching and flower gardening.

Donna is survived by her husband, John; her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Arturo Cespedes of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and her grandchildren, Isabella, Isaac, and Jacob.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Jo Adams in 1969 and her sister, Margaret Chase on April 9, 1988.

Friend may call at the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam on Friday, January 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 5th 11:00 AM Holy Cross Church in Hopkinton with Rev. Alfred Fish, celebrating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Parishville.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Parishville Fire and Rescue.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Donaldson ~ Seymour Funeral Home
    4 Cedar Street
    POTSDAM, NY 13676
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Donaldson ~ Seymour Funeral Home
    4 Cedar Street
    POTSDAM, NY 13676
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Holy Cross Church
    Route 11B
    Hopkinton, NY
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    Rev. Alfred Fish
  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery - Parishville
    County Route
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Donations are being accepted for: PARISHVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY INC.


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Posted at 07:04pm
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Adams passing. She was a wonderful teacher and person. I have many fond memories of her at school. My sincere condolences. Claudette (Parker) Fefee

Posted at 06:25pm
Dear Adams Family, I’m so sorry for your loss of Donna. My sincere sympathy, Margo Callahan Todd Massena High School classmate.

Franciska (JW)

Posted at 04:07pm
I'm so sorry to hear the loss of Mrs.Adams.It's really painful to loss someone we love in death.May the promise from our heavenly father found at Acts 24:15 give you some comfort and hope in this difficult time ("And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust")

Ira Woods

Posted at 01:33pm
John. Sorry for your loss. Patty and I are in Florida and we are unable to attend the services for Donna. The kids and I have many memories of Donna and you, cooking roast beef at the firemans field, coffee at your table discussing our woes. Farewell Donna, may you rest in peace. Ira

Bob & Lois Wickwire

Posted at 12:37pm
We want to send our condolences to John & family. We lived as neighbors for a few years & sure enjoyed her. So happy to have had a nice visit the last time I saw her. Thinking of all of you now.

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