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Sally A. Adams

July 17, 1942 — May 26, 2024


Sally A. Adams

Sally Ann Shattler Adams passed away peacefully at her home in Troy, New Hampshire, on Sunday, May 26. 2024.

Sally was born on July 17, 1942, in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the daughter of Lester and Lillian Shattler, both of whom predeceased her as did her younger brother, Glenn.

Sally leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Dave Adams, who she met at The Inn at East Hill Farm in the summer of 1962 while attending Plymouth State College. By Thanksgiving they were engaged; in January of 1963, they were married and have remained a strong and devoted team ever since. Together, they raised three children: Sheri St. Laurent (Jim); Jennifer Adams (Steve); and Marshall Adams (Jamie). Gram loved spending time with their six grandchildren (in order of appearance): Brett (Eileen); Kyle (Nora); Perri (Matt); Tyler (Tate); Lilly and Jax, and the first of the next generation, great-grandson Jimmy. Sally is also survived by her brother, Lester Shattler III (Chris), her sister, Gay Bronski (Jim), sister-in-law, Connie Adams (John) along with nieces and nephews.

Sally had a career as owner and operator of The Inn at East Hill Farm with Dave. A full partner in a successful and growing business, she did it all. She succeeded in creating a welcoming home away from home for generations of East Hill Farm guests.

Sally loved to travel, enjoying every moment of a new adventure, especially if it involved mountains. Many trips were planned around hiking with family members and friends. At home, she enjoyed keeping tabs on the natural world around her home including spending hours gardening. Always active, she enjoyed playing tennis, hiking, skiing and skating. She never failed to make room in her life for her friends.

Sally’s ‘no-nonsense’ approach to life was well known. Practical and realistic, she approached the complexities of life with confidence and decisiveness and shared her strength with many who knew and loved her most.

What is less known about Sally, was her quiet generosity, her wish to share what she had with family and beyond. She delivered meals from East Hill Farm’s kitchen to acquaintances and friends in need and volunteered her time and resources to local charities and organizations.

At Sally’s request, there will be no calling hours and no memorial service.

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