Janice Rafter Adams
Janice Rafter Adams, 80, a longtime resident of Milford, NH, died peacefully on September 29, 2016 at Auburn Homes in Chaska Minnesota. She moved to Minnesota in 2014 to be close to her daughter and family. Janice passed into the arms of Jesus surrounded by her loving family and devoted caregivers.
She was born in Milford NH on October 6, 1935, a daughter to Thomas F. and Olive (Blood) Rafter. Janice attended school in Milford and graduated from Keene Teachers College in 1957.
Janice was a longtime teacher, teaching in Milford and Bedford, NH. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Milford. Janice also was an active volunteer at the Milford Historical Society, with Girl Scouts and with 4-H. She was an avid reader, walker on the trails of Beaver Brook behind her home in Milford, furniture refinisher, knitter and rug braider. She was also an avid Red Sox fan. Janice enjoyed traveling to visit family around the country.
Family members include her son and daughter-in-law David Adams and Amy Fairweather of Hillsborough, NH, her daughter and son-in-law Cynthia Adams and Dennis DuBois, of Chanhassen MN, and son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Sylvia Adams of Simi Valley, CA.
Grandchildren include Erin DuBois of London, England, Meghan DuBois of Edina, MN, Mallory and Samuel Carpenter of Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD, and Matthew and Daniel Adams of Simi Valley, CA.
Janice is also survived by her brother Arthur Rafter of Mason, NH, and many nieces and nephews in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia and Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers. Janice was also preceded in death by her former husband Eugene I. Adams and her longtime companion Donald Boudreau.
Janice was a loving, generous and caring Mom, Grammy, volunteer and friend. She will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held in Minnesota at Auburn Homes Chapel on Oct. 8, 2016 at 11 am. A second memorial service will be held at The First Congregational Church in Milford at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be made to The Marguerite Sawyer Fund at The First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 188, Milford, NH 03055 or to The Milford Historical Society, P.O. Box 609, Milford, NH 03055.