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ADAMS, Helen F. (Finigan), of Randolph, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on July 17, 2019, at the age of 94. Born and raised in Somerville, Helen was orphaned at the age of 16 and grew up in Cambridge where she graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Cambridge, Class of 1942. She moved to Randolph in 1955 where she settled down and began raising her family. A fixture in the town of Randolph, she worked at the lunch counter of the BPM supermarket and then she spent 40 years at the bakery in Shaw’s. Helen was also an instructor of knitting and crocheting at several adult educational classes in Randolph, Westwood and Quincy where she taught for several years. She was well known for her Irish knit sweaters and clothes that she made for family and friends. Always one for excitement, Helen was an avid roller skater at the Norwood Roller Rink up until the age of 72. Helen was a generous and gentle person who donated to many causes and was simply a “Mother” to all. A devoted mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Helen will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. She was the loving mother of Donald E. Adams of Randolph, Edward E. Adams of Vero Beach, FL, Peter A. Adams of Fairbanks, AK, Michelle D. Adams and her husband David Hauman of Randolph and the late Dennis W. Adams. Devoted sister of Edward Finigan and his wife Mary of Lynn and the late Ruth A. Bailey. Dear “Grammie” of Jason Adams, Lauren Adams, Sean Bertoni, Eric Bertoni, Rachael Adams and David Hauman, Jr. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 26th at 2:00 PM in Central Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Edgewater Dr., Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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