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Joan H. (Mack) Adams

December 2, 1939 ~ January 12, 2019 (age 79)

Joan H. Adams, 79, of Uncasville, beloved wife of John D. Adams, Sr. The couple passed away together as a result of injuries sustained from an automobile accident on January 12, 2019. Joan was born in Rockville Centre, NY on December 2, 1939. She was a daughter of the late Adolph and Irene Mack. Joan married John Adams on July 20, 1985. They lived in Ledyard, Lebanon and most recently retired to the Uncasville section of Montville. Joan was a very artistic and talented crafter. She enjoyed drawing and painting and was exceptionally talented with rug hooking. She and John shared a passion of building, designing and decorating their homes, both inside and out. She is predeceased by three cocker spaniels who she always enjoyed spending time with while teaching herself “show ring” type grooming with them. Also, Joan is leaving behind her beloved cat, Jake. She loved her pets and all animals in general. Most importantly, Joan was a homemaker who was loving and devoted to her family. She is forever remembered by her daughter, Janet Mahlke of Deatsville, AL, and son, Thomas Carr of Killingworth; step children, Bruce (Kirsten) Adams of East Hampton, Bethany (Eric) Fortier of Glastonbury; a sister, Carol Shepherd and a nephew Jason Sigmund, both of Mulberry, FL; five grandchildren, Jonathon and Alex Mahlke of Montgomery, AL and Khris, Brian and Justin Carr; five step grandchildren, Ryan (Elizabeth) Adams, Kyle Adams (Bekah) , Grace Adams, Raymond Stebbins, Tyler Stebbins (Alex Maciolek); two great grandchildren, Alesana and Scarlett Mahlke of Montgomery, AL and extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 18th at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home at 167 Old Hartford Road in Colchester. Calling hours are from 10 – 11 am, followed by a chapel service. Burial will follow at the New Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon. Donations in her memory may be made to the ASPCA at For online condolences, please visit

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