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Antoinette McAdams

July 20, 1971 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 50)


Antoinette M. “Annie” McAdams (Pagliarulo) 50 of Walpole, passed away April 17th at home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born and raised in the West Roxbury section of Boston, Annie graduated Salutatorian from Mt. Alvernia High School in Newton, where she played softball and basketball. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history at the University of New Hampshire (1994) where she made many lifelong friends. She went on to achieve a master’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston, as well as certifications in Social Studies and Special Education. Annie was a dedicated teacher for the Boston Public Schools for seventeen years, where she was admired by her students who fondly referred to her as “Miss”.

Annie always had a smile on her face and was truly a friend to everyone she met. She was an avid sports fan. She loved spending summers on the beach or at her pool with Tom and their children and dancing to disco music with her lifelong friends. Annie was an adoring mother, who loved watching Susie play softball, Stephie perform in plays and TJ play hockey and lacrosse.

Beloved wife of Thomas McAdams of 20 years. Devoted mother of Susan E, Stephanie M and Thomas J Jr all of Walpole. Cherished daughter of Joan Pagliarulo (May) and the late Anthony J Pagliarulo. Loving sister of Joanne Logue of Scituate, Mary Bartkiewicz of Newburyport, Anthony Pagliarulo of Medfield, Susan Brady of Canton, Nancy Moynihan of Walpole, Joseph Pagliarulo of Norwood, John Pagliarulo of West Roxbury, and Elaine Pagliarulo of West Roxbury. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Funeral from the Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common Street, Walpole, MA Friday morning at 9:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church, Walpole at 10:30AM. Visiting hours Thursday evening from 4-8pm at the funeral Home. Relatives and friends invited. Interment at Terrace Hill Cemetery, Walpole, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please make gifts in memory of Annie Pagliarulo McAdams to the Dana Farber Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

Special thanks to Dr. Judy Garber, MD and the many dedicated care givers from The Dana Farber Cancer Center and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

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Visiting Hours
April 21, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home
45 Common Street
Walpole, Ma 02081

Mass of Christian Burial
April 22, 2022

10:30 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church (Walpole)

April 22, 2022

Terrace Hill Cemetery, Walpole

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