WINSLOW – Nancy Adams, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, following a brief illness, with family by her side.

Nancy was born on Aug. 8, 1940, the daughter of Earl and Florence (Taber) Doody. She graduated from Lawrence High School, class of 1958.

On June 21, 1958, she married her loving husband of 51 years, Donald Adams, who passed away in 2010. Throughout their marriage they did everything together and were rarely apart. They especially enjoyed their trips to the coast and would most often end up at Pemaquid Point, Old Orchard Beach or Belfast.

She spent her life as a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She was heavily involved in all her children and grandchildren’s activities including Booster Clubs for midget football, Little League, basketball, band, majorettes, Girl Scouts, dancing, swimming, and chaperoned countless trips in support of them. Through these activities she made many lifelong friends.

Nancy was a member of the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene and was the pianist and music director for 30 plus years. She also played for many community services and numerous weddings and funerals. She loved the Lord and never refused to use her talent for His glory, no matter how inadequate she felt. She also taught Sunday School and gave herself fully to the Wednesday Night Youth Program. She loved every one of the kids that came through the door and always had a listening ear for them.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her sister, Gwendolyn Scott and her husband, Norman; her brothers-in-law, Kenneth Adams, and Ballard Nash; and her sister-in-law, Debbie Adams.

She is survived by her son, Andrew Adams and his wife, Brenda of Holly Springs, North Carolina; her daughter, Donna Burgess and her husband, Robert of Winslow; her grandson, Adam Burgess and his wife, Rebecca and their children, Jordynn, Levi and Owen all of Winslow; her granddaughter, Leeann Lallemand and her husband, Tyler and their children, Mariah Grace and Eli; her sisters-in-law, Marie Adams of Connecticut and Patricia Nash of Poland Spring; her brother-in-law, Joseph Adams of Connecticut; a special cousin, Elaine Washburn; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and her church family whom she loved.

Visiting hours will be from 10 to 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28 at the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene, 81 Main Street in Fairfield. Masks will be required of all in attendance regardless of vaccination status.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting

In lieu of flowers and donations, we would like for you to do for someone the things that Nancy did for you. Use your gifts and talents, send a card, make a phone call or a visit.

Be for another what you will miss about her.

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