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Posted on: October 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fire Chief, David W. Adams, Ret., Marlborough FD


Former Fire Chief, David W. Adams, 74, of Marlborough, died Monday, October 3, 2022 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late William and Alice (Ripley) Adams and the husband of Nancy A. (Ercolani) Adams to whom he had been married to for the last 56 years.  A graduate of Marlborough High School Class of 1966. David entered into Fire Service with the City of Marlborough on August 20, 1979 and working through the ranks and retiring as Fire Chief February 19, 2010.  He was affectionately known as “Chief” to all of his friends.

Besides his wife, David is survived by his son Christopher Adams of Upton, MA, and his sisters, Kathleen Carrillo and her husband Martin of San Jose, CA, Cheryl Hutch and her husband Barry of Marlborough, MA, Cynthia Trapp and her husband David of Hudson, MA, and Janice Underkoffler and her husband Russel of Bolivia, and his nieces and nephews.

David was a devoted and loving husband and father.  David loved to play golf.  David’s passion was Halloween.  After his retirement in 2010, David, using his artistic talents to create the Haunted Borough with his many animated decorations as well as pumpkins and a graveyard making most of his own decorations.  He delighted many people, children as well as adults, drawing hundreds of people every year.

David was a member of the Italian American War Veterans Post 45, the Elks Hudson-Concord #959, the Marlboro Moose #1129 and the Marlboro Fish and Game.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 5:00-7:00PM at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA 01752. Funeral services for David will be private.

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