Lynne Clark (Kimball) Adams, 76, of Ogunquit, ME passed away unexpectedly January 21, 2023 while on a trip to South Carolina with her partner Robert O’Brien.
Born in York, February 20, 1946, the daughter of Clarence “Bud” Kimball and Jean Sabra Clark Kimball. Lynne grew up in Ogunquit, a quiet little town with not too many tourists. She loved going to “camp” at Wilson Pond in Acton in the summer time, taking trips to Boston and New York with her mum. Her dad taught her to tap maple trees, clean and filet fish, quarter a beef and ice fish. When Lynne was 14 her parents gave her a sister, Julie whom she loved so much.
Lynne met her husband Marlow Adams at his brother’s gas Station in Ogunquit. They were married April 9, 1963. Sadly, their first-born son was stillborn. Lynne and Marlow built a house on Berwick Road next to her childhood home. In 1967, they welcomed daughter Jennifer and were very close-knit.
Lynne worked for eight years as a cashier at Barnacle Billy’s; where she loved the people and met many famous actors. She was the head teller at Key Bank, retiring after 28 years. Everyone in town knew Lynne and everyone loved her. Marlow was a lifetime member of the Ogunquit Fire Department so she volunteered her time to help with accounting and Bingo. She was very proud to receive a plaque from the fire department for volunteering.
Lynne was a great cook, making wonderful homemade meals for Marlow and Jennifer. She would bake all of December; making Christmas goodie baskets for family and friends. The family loved going to Disney World and driving all over New Hampshire one summer sightseeing. She loved to play in her vegetable garden and go to the Bratskeller for pizza, traditions she and her mom shared. Marlow and Lynne welcomed Robert Kearns to their family in 1988. Grandson Christopher was born in 1993 and was her pride and joy. She loved making him cinnamon toast, like the kind she got at the tea house in Perkins Cove when she was little. In 2007, her beloved husband Marlow passed away due to complications from type I diabetes. She was heartbroken.
Lynne and her companion, Bob O’Brien had many years of fun and adventures. They lived in Fort Fairfield for a few summers and built a house on top of a hill over looking Presque Isle. Trips included driving historic Route 66, visiting Ireland, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada.
In June 2022 Lynne became a great grandmother to Clara Rae Kearns, the daughter of her grandson Christopher and his wife Jenna. Clara was the apple of her eye.
She was predeceased by her mom and dad, infant brother and stillborn son; Grammie Gab, Grammie Hat and Aunt Janet Fortine. She will be sorely missed by daughter Jennifer and husband Robert Kearns; grandson Christopher Kearns and wife Jenna and great-granddaughter Clara, all of North Berwick; sister Julie and her husband Mitch Housenick and their children of TN and her long-time companion, Robert O’Brien of Ogunquit.
Donations may be made in Lynne’s name to Ogunquit Fire Department, 13 School Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907
A Mass will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 11AM at St. Mary’s Church, Eldridge Road, Wells, ME. Spring interment in First Parish Cemetery in York. Arrangements entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, ME. Condolences may be shared at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com
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Ogunquit Fire Department
13 School Street, Ogunquit ME 03907