Ann L. (Byrne) Adams, age 83

of Brockton

Ann L. (Byrne) Adams, age 83

Ann L. (Byrne) Adams, age 83, a longtime resident of Brockton, died peacefully, Friday, December 30, 2022, at the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Ann was born in Newton, to the late William E. and Kathleen E. (O’Connor) Byrne. Raised and educated in Newton, she was a graduate of Newton North High School, Class of 1957. She lived in Brockton for fifty-five years.

She was employed as a teacher’s aide with the Brockton Public Schools for twenty-five years. As a young woman, Ann worked as a phlebotomy technician at the former Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.

Ann was talented at knitting and crocheting. She also enjoyed puzzles and crossword puzzles.

She was an avid Boston sports fan and especially loved the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Most of all, she was devoted to her family, especially her cherished children and grandson.

Beloved wife of the late William T. Adams.

Devoted mother of Michael W. Adams of Brockton and Sheryl A. Adams of Mansfield.

Loving grandmother of Ryan W. Adams.

Dear sister of Maureen J. Byrne, Kathleen P. Elias and her husband George, all of Newton, Sean F. Byrne and his wife Cheryl of Rehoboth, Sheila M. Merrick and her husband Thomas of Berwick, Maine, and the late William P. Byrne and his surviving wife Marianne of Pocasset.

Sister-in-law of Cindy Madden of Weymouth.

Ann is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, January 4, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, January 5, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451.


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  • Dearest Mom
    I love you so very much I’m honored to have had you as my mother. You will be greatly missed. I will always try to be just as a great woman you were. You will always be in my heart! Miss you already.
    Love Always your Daughter

  • Tom and Sheila
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May god watch over you and help you through this difficult time.

  • Tom, Sheila and the Byrne family,
    Sincerest condolences for your loss.
    May God hold you in his hands during this trying time.