Beatrice  Adams

Obituary of Beatrice Ann Adams

Beatrice Ann Adams (DeSanti)


Our beloved mother, Beatrice Ann Adams, passed from this life into the arms of our loving Lord Jesus Christ on November 16, 2023.
Beatrice, affectionately known as Bea, was born in Erie Pennsylvania on August 2, 1922. She was the second of four children of Nick and Mary DeSanti. Bea loved the Lord with her whole being. Her brother, Fr. John was a priest, and her parents and sisters were very devoted Catholics. Bea and Edward were married on June 6th, 1953. Ed served in the US Air Force for 26 years. With his strong commitment to the military, he was able to support Bea financially to her final days. Bea was a nurse and retired just before she got married. They were stationed in Dayton Ohio for a year where Stef was born before being stationed in Warner Robins GA AFB where their last four children were born. In 1963 Ed got orders to go to Wiesbaden Germany for four years and then his final years in the military they were stationed in Tucson Arizona where they raised their five children, Stefan, Mark, Nick, Natalie and David. Bea was a devoted member of St Francis De Sales Catholic church. Her faith in the Lord Jesus was evident to all who met her. She was a true woman of prayer and relied on prayer to see her through hard times as well as good, lifting all those who sought her help and even those who didn't.

In December of 1978, Bea lost her husband to a heart attack and raised the three youngest children as a single mom. Stefan and Mark lived in Colorado at the time. Mark, being a man of great faith and loving his mother, chose to come back and live with her and help her with the home until his untimely death where cancer took him to be with the Lord at 66 years old. It was very hard for Bea at 100 years old at the time to lose her son that lived with her for 45 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Adams, son Mark Adams, brother, Fr. John DeSanti; two sisters, Rose Marie Lepo, Mary Jane Dibble and her mom and dad. Bea is survived by her son Stefan Adams of Tucson Az, Nick Adams of Arvada Co, daughter Natalie (Ray) Harden of Spring Creek NV, and son David Adams of Tucson Az. Bea has eight grandchildren: Julia (Peter) Pflibsen Westminster Co, Sarah (Justin) Schroeder with Ali’ana 10 and Lucas 7 Draper Utah, Raymond Harden with Dakota 10 mos. Sandpoint ID, Jaynie Adams Tucson Az, Victoria Adams Arvada Co, Samantha Adams Chicago Il, Benjamin Adams Arvada C0. and Michelle Harden Tucson Az, She also has three great-grandchildren Ali, Lucas and Dakota.

She was interred at Holy Hope Mausoleum Cemetery on December 5 2023 with her husband Edward Adams. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beatrice’s name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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Holy Hope Cemetery
3555 N. Oracle Rd
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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