He was married to the late Lucille “Pinky” Adams, who died on October 31, 2014.
Born in Chelmsford, he was the son of the late Leslie and Hazel Adams. He graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1945. Buddy was an outstanding football and baseball player throughout his high school years.
He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Buddy worked for the Chelmsford Police Department for 41 years, retiring on July 1, 1990. In addition to his police work, he worked at Fletcher’s Quarry in Westford and drove a bus for the Marinel Bus Transportation Company.
He was a member of the Congregational Church in N. Chelmsford.
Buddy was the Commissioner of the N. Chelmsford Water District for 37 years. He was a member of member of the Massachusetts Police Assoc., the Ancient York Lodge of Lowell (3rd Degree Mason) for over 50 years and the American Legion AW Vinal Post 313 of N. Chelmsford.
He coached and supported Chelmsford’s Little League Baseball and Chelmsford’s Youth Hockey for many years.
Buddy played semipro baseball for the Varney AA of N. Chelmsford. He enjoyed attending garage sales and going to the Flea markets.
He is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Adams of N. Chelmsford; two sons, Ret. Patrolman of the Chelmsford Police Dept., Richard and his wife, Kerry Adams of N. Chelmsford and Correctional Officer at MCI Concord, Douglas and his wife, Kelly Adams of Bedford, MA; one sister, Barbara Rooks of Pepperell, MA; one brother, Ralph Adams of Nashua, NH; one sister-in-law, Patricia Adams of Chelmsford; six grandchildren, Lynne and her husband Daniel McNamara, Constance and her husband, Thomas Keating Jr., Correctional Officer at Hillsborough County NH, Richard Jr. and his wife Cheryl F. Adams, Correctional Officer at MCI Concord, Christopher and his wife, Justine Braley, Stephanie Adams and Stephen Adams; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was the brother of the late Robert Adams, Eleanor Dorsey and Edna Ducharme all of N. Chelmsford.
Visiting hours Wed. 5-8P.M. and Thurs. 3-7P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a Funeral Service Fri. at 11A.M. at the Congregational Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Congregational Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 128, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.