Vivian Adams of Westford, MA

1943 - 2023


November 9, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


November 10, 2023
11:00 a.m.
St. John the Evangelist Church

Vivian Adams, 80, of Westford, MA died Thursday, November 2, 2023 in Maryland.

She was married John Adams with whom she celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary this past April.

Born in Brockton, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Emily (Augustino) Chaves.

She graduated from Whitman High School with the class of 1960, and received a BA in English Literature from Lowell State College now known as UMASS.

She retired from Raytheon of Burlington and was a reporter for the Westford Eagle Newspaper. Vivian enjoyed writing and authoring books. She was an avid reader and especially liked mysteries.

Vivian loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Besides her husband she is survived by her son John “Jay” Adams III of Lake Oswego, OR; two daughters, Kimberly Adams of Annapolis MD, and Kristy Adams of CA; two brothers, John and Karen Chaves of LaCanada, CA, and James and Laura Chaves of Greenville RI, two grandchildren: Audrey Rose Adams, and Emma Bateman, as well as several nieces and nephews.




Visiting hours Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 3 to 6 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Friday, November 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Dolan Funeral Home with a funeral Mass at 11:00AM at St. John the Evangelist in Chelmsford MA. Burial in St. Catherine Cemetery in Westford MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

2 Condolences for Vivian Adams of Westford, MA

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    The Sheridan Family


    Dear Friends,
    Our condolences as we remember your Mom and beautiful family. We will miss seeing Ronnie about Town, at the Library and catching up on her family, which she loved deeply. Please know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time.
    Warmly, Holly, Lou-Ann, Heather and Julie Sheridan (Westford, MA)

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    Ruth Adams


    My deepest sympathy to the Adams and Chaves families upon Vivian’s passing.
    Her intelligence, sense of humor, ready laugh, tolerance and kindness touched me and, I imagine, all who knew her.
    Ruth Adams (Ocean Springs, MS)

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