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Published in Hopkinton Independent on August 29, 2022
Noel Adrianne Hallett Adams, 81, of Hopkinton passed away at her home on Aug. 24. Born in Springfield in 1940, she was the daughter of the late “Meme” Bernice (Regula) and Reuben Hallett of Burlington, Vermont.
Noel was a 1962 graduate of the University of Vermont, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and was the president of her sorority, Pi Beta Phi.
When her family was young, she lived, worked and enjoyed time spent with friends in Falmouth on Cape Cod. In later years, she lived and worked in Texas, California and, until recently, West Palm Beach, Florida. Noel was very outgoing and regularly found work that put her charismatic personality directly in front of customers. She held administrative positions in a number of industries, including education, travel, hospitality and property development. Her innate ability to solve problems with intelligence and wit kept her loyally employed throughout her life.
Noel led an active life, finding her true self in a wide range of hobbies, including painting, photography, skiing, travel and more. She was an avid reader and a crossword puzzle addict. And she loved nothing more than being on a warm beach or poolside, taking in the sun and sharing a good laugh with friends and family.
Noel had two great sports loves. She lived and died by the box scores of her beloved Boston Red Sox. Her other favorite team was any squad that included her granddaughter, India, on its roster. Watching volleyball games in person or online gave her endless pride and joy.
She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Scott and Kristi Adams of Almeida, California, and Jeffrey and Melissa Adams of Holliston. Noel also leaves behind her siblings and their spouses, Neil and Joanne Hallett of Saratoga Springs, New York, and Jill and Bob Levis of Colchester, Vermont. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, India Adams, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are being held privately. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Noel’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care ALS at P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574 or ccals.org. This wonderful organization led the charge in seeing Noel through one of life’s great challenges, supporting both her and her family, and allowing Noel to retain her independence and giving her the courage to take on the daily challenges of life with ALS.