Published DateCLEARWATER, Florida — Louis Nelson (Lou) Adams, 93, of Clearwater, Fl., survived by his beloved wife Jean Adams of 69 years, passed away February 13,2013. Lou was born in Winthrop, MA. on January 21,1920 to Edward E. and Mary Elizabeth Nelson Adams and was predeceased by his brother Edward E. Adams Jr.
Lou attended Winthrop Schools and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1937. In 1941 he graduated from Calvin Coolidge College, now known as the New England School of Law. Upon graduation, he joined a wholesale hardware company in Boston, MA.
Lou proudly served in the infantry during WWII in the United States Army. He was honored to be Acting Battalion Sergeant Major and was honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant.
Lou married the former Jean R. Scully in May 1943 at St. Peter's Church In Dorchester, MA. After his discharge, Lou returned to the hardware company and was given sales territories in northern New Hampshire. Lou and Jean moved to Whitefield, NH. Spending almost 13 years there working hard, making numerous friends and enjoying life. In November 1959 Lou left the hardware company to join Servend Food Services in Massachusetts as General Sales Manager and was named Director 1960. In 1961 he was promoted to Vice President and Division Manager The company later became known as The Seilers Corporation. Over the following years, Lou assumed many additional responsibilities including overseeing several other divisions. Lou was promoted to Sr. Vice President of Administration and Development. His accomplishments within the organization are too numerous to list He gained renowned for his financial judgment over a long and diversified career with Seilers. Lou and Jean maintained their residence in Sudbury, MA. and in 1969, bought a vacation cottage on Pendleton Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH.
When Lou retired in 1985 not only did he leave the legacy of his business acumen, but he also left his art work that adorned the corporate Headquarters walls.
Lou loved photography, boating and enjoyed playing his Casio Keyboard organ. Lou and his loving wife Jean were snowbirds for 30 years before making Clearwater their permanent home in 2009. Lou's wonderful smile and sense of humor will be missed by many.
A Mass in honor of Lou will be held February 22,2013 at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 245 Dory Passage, Clearwater, FL at 10:00 A.M. with a reception to follow in the Msgr. Mulligan Hall at the Church
In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation in Lou's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas PL. Memphis, TN. 38105 or New Hampshire Catholic Charities P.O. Box 686 Manchester, NH. 03105 or Wounded Warrior Project c/o Bay Pines VA Medical Center 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. N. St Petersburg, FL. 33708.
Arrangements are being handled by Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home.