Frances Rose Nawrocki Adamus, 79, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in her home in Dammeron Valley, Utah on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
Frances was born May 11, 1942 to John and Josephine Nawrocki in Hamtramck, Michigan, the second of six children. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Paul Nawrocki and Thomas Nawrocki; sister JoAnn Nawrocki Baker; and her son, Thomas Adamus. She is survived by siblings John Nawrocki and Dorothy Nawrocki Mistalski.
Frances attended school at St. Florian’s Catholic Church and Pershing High School, both in Hamtramck, Michigan. She would often share memories of the famous Motown music groups singing acapella in the schoolyard before fame found them.
Frances led a very industrious life. In 1961, she met and married Eugene Adamus, mothering Denise Adamus Stine and Thomas Adamus. Four children were born to Eugene and Frances; Catherine Adamus Turpen, JoAnn Adamus Zerilli, Raymond Adamus, and Patti Adamus Ballard. Frances is also survived by several grand and great grandchildren.
While raising a family, Frances worked much of the time in full-time positions for some of Michigan’s well known auto factories as an industrial sewist. In the hours she wasn’t working, she managed to raise a garden that fed her family year-round by preserving the harvest she grew.
Once the children were raised, she and her husband Eugene, sold the family home in Melvin, Michigan and moved West to Utah to retire where the weather was warmer.
Six years after settling in Dammeron Valley, she was widowed and began working full-time at the St. George Care Center as a housekeeper. She retired at 72 years of age. She met and then resided with the love of her later life, Gerald Peterson until her passing.
Frances’ work ethic was an inspiration to many and she will be greatly missed by family and friends.
There will be a rosary prayer service at 10:30am with a funeral mass at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at the St. George Catholic Church, located at 259 W 200 N, St. George, Utah 84770. Interment following at the Veyo, Utah cemetery, by McMillan Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. George Catholic Church for the benefit of anyone in need.