Adel Ann March

May 31, 1959 - July 28, 2016

Service Date: August 3, 2016

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 4 - 8 p.m. , 32 Nowell St., in No. Berwick. Please bring your stories and memories of Adel to share with her family and friends.

Adel Ann March, 57, of Cottage Street in Sanford, died unexpectedly on July 28, 2016 at her home.

Adel was born on May 31, 1959 in Syracuse, New York and was raised and loved by her parents, Shirley and Richard Binette. As a youngster, the family followed her Dad’s military career and she was exposed to many beautiful parts of the United States; including traveling abroad to Japan. Adel was a graduate of Sanford High School, Class of ’77.

It was during high school she met her soul mate and longtime companion, Philip J. Berard. They were voted by their peers as having, “Most School Spirit!” Their lives wound around each other and finally they decided to build a life together and buy a home where they could plant beautiful flower gardens and relax by the pool. Adel was a supportive and dedicated mom to her son, Jeffrey. She raised him to be independent and conscious of those less fortunate than they were. As a family, they would volunteer at the York County Shelter in Alfred and Adel just loved the residents unconditionally.  Her bright smile and spirit was a healing balm for many.

Adel was a dedicated employee in the client support division with NorDx Laboratory in Scarborough. She was patient and kind and was well respected by her co-workers. Adel and Philip enjoyed simple pleasures in life; such as a good cup of coffee in the morning out by their pool or going to see a flower show in early spring. They looked forward to visiting Nova Scotia and sight-seeing along the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. Adel loved a variety of music, but the 80’s music captured her heart and she went to many different concerts to see Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Lover Boy and many more.

Adel had a strong affection for animals, especially German Shepherds and loved her “babies” King, who lived to the ripe age of sixteen and Chloe, her three year old pal. They both found unconditional love and often could be found sharing Adel’s chair with her! Animals know instinctively where they are wanted and cherished. In recent years, Adel gave generously in the care of her parents and never once did she feel it was too much. Adel was a woman who could see beyond the circumstances in which most folks lived. She was a breath of fresh air, full of spunk and always rooted for the underdog. Her family and many friends will miss her dearly and she will never be forgotten.

She is lovingly survived by her parents, Richard and Shirley Binette; her son, Jeffrey A. March; her longtime companion of 20 plus years, Philip J. Berard; her sister, Sharon Mastrocola and husband Michael; and John March and wife Sherri; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Adelbert March and by her brother, Richard March.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on August 3, 2016 from 4 – 8 p.m., at 32 Nowell St., in North Berwick. Please bring your stories and memories of Adel to share with her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Adel’s name to the York County Shelter Programs, P.O. Box 820, Alfred, ME 04002.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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