‘He was a child at heart’: Read the obituary for Daniel Adams, who died in Concord construction accident

"If you knew Dan you’ll remember him for being a family man in the classic sense, always putting his wife Michelle and children first in his life."

Daniel W. Adams. —Courtesy of Roney Funeral Home

The Sutton man who died in a construction accident in Concord on Wednesday is being remembered as “a child at heart” who “could easily bring a smile to everyone around him and put people at ease,” according to his obituary

Daniel W. Adams, 55, died when he was accidentally hit by construction equipment while at the Willard School, MassLive reported.

Adams was delivering a pipe to the site. He worked for E.J. Prescott, a construction company, as a truck driver.

A Brunswick, Maine, native, he grew up in Northbridge, Massachusetts.

His loved ones described him as a “family man” who enjoyed traveling with his wife, Michele. He also was a New England sports fan, and spent hours working on different projects.

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“He was the kind of friend and neighbor we should all have and will be greatly missed,” the obituary said.

Read Adams’s full obituary, shared by Roney Funeral Home, below:

SUTTON/NORTHBRIDGE: Daniel W. Adams, 55, passed away tragically October 24, 2018 following injuries sustained in a work accident in Concord. He leaves his loving wife of 31 years, Michelle (Lucier) Adams, his children Katelyn and Eric Adams and his brother Ray Adams and his wife Sue. He was predeceased by his infant son Sean Adams. Dan was born December 14, 1962 in Brunswick, Maine, son of the late Tom and Eileen (Ryan) Adams. He grew up in Northbridge, MA where he graduated from high school. For 25 years he worked at Washington Mills in North Grafton before he owned and operated D. Adams Trucking Company for 10 years. Most recently he was driving a truck for EJ Prescott of Shrewsbury. If you knew Dan you’ll remember him for being a family man in the classic sense, always putting his wife Michelle and children first in his life. He was a child at heart, could easily bring a smile to everyone around him and put people at ease. Away from work he loved New England sports teams, could tinker for hours on projects of any size, and [was] always taking care of the “toys” that he loved. He and Michelle found time to travel, especially to the shores of Cape Cod, Aruba and most recently to Alaska. He was the kind of friend and neighbor we should all have and will be greatly missed. In lieu of traditional remembrances please support high school hockey in Northbridge with donations to the NHS Athletic Booster Club, 427 Linwood Ave., Whitinsville, MA 01588. All are welcome to gather with Dan’s family and friends Tuesday, October 30th, from 4pm to 7pm at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton, MA 01536. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October, 31st at 10am at St. James Church, 89 Main St., S. Grafton, MA 01560. All attending the Funeral Mass are requested to go directly to the church. Burial will be private. A Book of Memories to share a favorite story or message of sympathy with Dan’s family is available online at:
www.RoneyFuneralHome.com