Samuel Adams

  • Born: October 19, 1925
  • Died: March 4, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, Massachusetts

Tribute & Message From The Family

Samuel was born on October 19, 1925 and passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Samuel was a resident of Manchester, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

Samuel Adams Honorable Samuel Adams Samuel Adams, lawyer, judge, World War II Navy Veteran, mentor to many, friend of all, sailor, tennis player, chef and lover of fine wine, The Three Stooges, and all things political - local, state and national - died of respiratory failure on Sunday, March 4 at age 92.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to be made in his memory to the Sam Adams Service Scholarship, Manchester-Essex Education Fund, in care of Cape Ann Savings Bank, Trust Financial Services, 109 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 or to the Old South Meetinghouse Annual Fund, 310 Washington Street, Boston, 02108 or call, 617-482-6439.

Condolence & Memory Journal

May his Memory be Eternal and children and grandchildren carry on the philanthropy of the Adams Family Members. Sam and Nina were a great couple whose presence graced Boston and Manchester-by-the-Sea and the North Shore for over 65 years. Our lives have been enriched and through them the many.

Posted by Peter H Dragonas M D - Beverly, MA   June 08, 2018

The ultimate gentleman and one of the finest men I had the chance to know as a young woman! Whether it was playing tennis or chatting in the kitchen while he was cooking at the stove , I will always remember his kindness and his wonderful laugh!! Nina,Chuck,Sarah and Phoebe , I am so saddened to hear of Sam's passing. I will always treasure my memories with your family.

Posted by Marsha Glazer - Norwalk, CT - neighbor   April 28, 2018

One of my favorite people and patients. What a great man I am so sorry for the families loss.
Kathy Reardon Rn with Lahey Health at Home

Posted by A friend   April 13, 2018

Drove him home after more than one practice. Really nice guy. He loved to compete!

Posted by Mel Freedman - Boca Raton, FL   March 19, 2018

Drove him home (Weston) after more than one
practice.Great guy!!

Posted by Mel Freedman - Boca Raton, FL   March 19, 2018

Sam always had a kind word to say and was genuinely interested in each person he met. I enjoyed working with him and have fond memories. Godspeed SA...

Posted by Theresa Knapp - Medfield, MB   March 15, 2018

Judge Adams made a huge impact on my life. He was one of a few people who made it possible for me to attend night classes while working as a legal secretary at W&S. I remember his exact words to me when I was thinking about making the commitment "the mind is a terrible thing to waste." When I finally graduated from Harvard Extension after 7 years - Sam was a Master of Ceremony and typical of Same - he made it a point to find me among the thousands of students to congratulate me - disturbing the entire row of students to get my attention. Sam was a gem - always a gentleman, a jokster and a friend.

Posted by Beth Montoni - Salem, MA   March 12, 2018

A truly fine man. He will be missed by al who knew him.

Posted by Gail Bartholomay - Vero Beach, FL   March 12, 2018

A lovely man, Godspeed Sam.

Posted by RDR    March 11, 2018

Dearest Nina. My love and heart and soul reach out to you. Sam was such a great guy and he and Fred had some great times together! You are in my thoughts and prayers !!! Nancy Nataloni.

Posted by Nancy Nataloni - Groveland, MA   March 11, 2018

Such an amazing man. Even though he was a retired judge and senior partner at the firm, he always found time to check in on me, chat about current events and tennis, and otherwise serve as a great mentor when I was a first year associate. Sam, you'll be missed.

Posted by Chris Lang - Roslindale, MA   March 11, 2018


Dear Adams Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Carolyn Marcotte - Melbourne, FL   March 11, 2018

My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4,,,

Posted by A friend   March 11, 2018

Dear Phoebe and family: I share your sorrow in the loss of your dear father. He leaves an honorable legacy, not only as a great legal mind, but as a loving father and grandfather and friend to so many. Holding you all in my heart and sending you my love and condolences.

Posted by Carol Curtin - WOBURN, MA   March 11, 2018

It is never easy to say goodbye to someone we love so much. Knowing that so many were loved and touched by him helps. Even more so because he lives in their memories . May you have peace and comfort in the promises of Almighty God that there is a hope of seeing your loved one again. My condolences.

Posted by - Flint, MI   March 11, 2018

To the Adams Family:

Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Michael Sullivan
And the members of the Superior Court Clerks Association

Posted by Michael Sullivan - Cambridge, MA   March 11, 2018