On Father’s Day, June 17, 2018, four days before her 66th wedding anniversary, Barbara Adams Norris, 87, passed away at her home, in Falmouth, MA, surrounded by her husband Barry Neil Norris, daughter Linda Jeanne Norris, son David Neil Norris, and daughter-in-law Linda White Norris, all of Falmouth.
Barbara was the daughter of the late Judge Russell Hartley Adams and Louise Finley Adams and sister of Jean Adams Soffin. She grew up in Mt. Lebanon, a Pittsburgh, PA suburb, graduating from high school in 1948. On June 6, 1952, Barbara graduated from Wellesley College, and two weeks later married her beloved Barry. Barbara and Barry spent their first two years together at Edwards Air Force Base, where Barry served in the Air Force, followed by two years in Milwaukee, WI, where the couple purchased their first home, had their first child, and Barry had his first construction industry job. The next 20 years, in Barbara’s home town of Mt. Lebanon, they raised their three children. Always feeling a strong connection to Cape Cod, Barbara spent her last 33 years living where she loved, overlooking Oyster Pond in Falmouth.
Survivors also include her son Jeffrey Adams Norris of Gainesville, GA, granddaughter Lesley Anne Norris of Philadelphia, PA, granddaughter Lisa Louise Walnut of Forsyth, GA, and her nephews Winstead Eric Adams and Beckett Miles Adams.
Always modest, Barbara requested no funeral service. Instead, in loving memory of their Mom and cherished wife, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Falmouth Public Library, commemorating her life-long love of reading and education, or to her favorite charity, the Shriners Hospitals for Children. All of us who knew and loved Barbara will forever miss her.