Ellen Adams

March 30, 2021



Ellen May (Jennison) Adams, born February 3, 1939, passed away peacefully in her sleep engulfed in the love of family at Ideal Living Center on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Previously deceased by her parents Francis and Bernice Jennison, her husbands Ed McLean and John Adams, a stepson Michael Mclean, and a sister Marian Elizabeth. She is survived by daughter, Lisa (Mclean) Smart, step-daughter Julie A. Adams, sisters Marjory (Gerald) Ballard and Cynthia (Jeff) Holcomb, and brothers Dana (Phyllis) Jennison and William (Teresa) Jennison, grandchildren Teona (Jonathan) Sepulveda, Cassandra (Bryan) Carson, and Anthony Lozzi, three great-granddaughters, one great-grandson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Throughout her life, Ellen worked with her husband John to run Smada Farms and later for Catholic Charities. She was an avid baker, crafter, sewer, knitter and crocheter. She enjoyed doing local Craft Shows, Farmer's markets, knitting mittens, scarves and hats that were donated to homeless shelters and crocheting baby blankets for children in need. She was a member of the Greene Chamber of Commerce, Marathon Historical Society and the Triangle Quilters's Guild. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Ideal Living Center in Endicott for her wonderful care over the past few months. At the request of the family, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Greene Emergency Squad, Greene, NY.

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Marie Kehl

April 17, 2021 11:19 AM

Lisa we are sending our condolences for your loss.  Ellen was a bright spot in so many lives. We are making a contribution in her memory to the Greene Emergency Squad.  The Unclub: Joan, Connie, Christine, Cindy & Marie.

Joan E Schaefer

April 5, 2021 8:36 PM

Ellen was a wonderful, talented woman.  We shall miss her. Our sympathy.  Joan and George Schaefer 

David Farquhar

April 4, 2021 7:24 PM

I always looked forward to seeing Ellen at the Norwich Farm Market.  She made the best raspberry peach jam ever, and the jam and her bright smile will always be missed.

Laramie J. Smith

April 4, 2021 3:58 PM

Very sorry for your loss! I have fond memories of her as my classmate at Whitney Point! Prayers, positive vibes, and love! God Bless!

Laramie J. Smith

Winnona Jennison Merritt

April 4, 2021 6:20 AM

Ellen and I grew up visiting our grandparents together in the summer. We learned to paint with oils from Grandma Jennison. We made dolls from holly hocks, put forget-me-nots in Grandpa's hat band, played rummy for countless hours and put on dress-up shows in the hay loft. Many happy memories together! One of my last ones was years ago when she took me to see the old Jennison home which was looking just as fine as it did when the originals came down from Massachusetts. Thank you, Ellen. May your soul soar now with the ones you love on the other side.

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