TEGA CAY, SC - Gregory Robert Adams, 73, died at his home on Saturday, March 19. He spent his final week surrounded by family and friends, recalling happy memories and sharing many laughs.
Mr. Adams was born in Framingham, MA, on December 19, 1948, the son of the late Charles and Jean (White) Adams. After graduating from Framingham High School, where he was referred to as the life of the party, he moved to Vermont and pursued his love of skiing as a professional racer and worked on ski patrol at Mount Snow. He was an awe-inspiring sight to be seen carving down any ski slope.
While living in the Deerfield Valley, Mr. Adams married Katy Bennert in 1977 and raised two children. He was a gifted carpenter and built beautiful homes throughout the valley. Many Vermont locals will also remember him tending bar at The Vermont House and Poncho’s Wreck. Later in life he returned to his hometown and finished out his career as the town of Framingham’s carpenter. In 2015 he retired to Tega Cay, SC, to be close to his grandchildren and enjoyed “working” out on the golf course everyday with a great group of friends.
Mr. Adams was a big guy with an even bigger heart. His life experiences made him extremely humble, kind, and generous. He would literally give the last dollar in his wallet to someone else in need or help out in any way he could. He made friends everywhere he went and kept his dry sense of humor up until his last day.
He loved trips to Cape Cod, holidays at the Sullivans, working in his yard and gardens, going to the movies, soaking up the sun, Famous Pizza in “The Ham,” dogs, puzzles, playing cribbage, Chevy trucks, country music, and crafting gifts for those he cared about. More than anything he loved his kids and spending time with his family.
Mr. Adams is survived by his son Trevor; daughter-in-law Caryn; grandchildren Jaxon and Parker Adams, of Fort Mill; daughter Story Adams, of Wilmington, VT; sister Terrie and brother-in-law Michael Sullivan, of Northborough, MA; brother Charles Adams, of Closter, NJ; many beloved nieces and nephews; and his sweet pup Bertha.
A private memorial service will be held at a date to be determined. Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the local humane society.