Clara Luz "Lucy"  Adames
Died: Dec 10, 2014

Clara Luz "Lucy" Adames, loving mother, grandmother and wife, surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2014, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Juan B. Adames and son, Juan Manuel Adames.

Lucy was born on January 20, 1930, in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico. Upon marrying in 1950, she moved to Hackettstown, NJ where she and Juan raised their five children.  They enjoyed 10 years of retirement in Puerto Rico before Juan's passing in 2001. Lucy, preferring to be closer to her children, relocated to Upstate New York in 2002 to live with her daughter Carmen, son-in-law Frank and grandchildren, Frankie and John.

Lucy is survived by four children, Geraldo Adames of Milford, PA, Candido Emilio Adames of Hackettstown, NJ, Daniel Adames of Washington, NJ, and Carmen Mercurio of Sidney, NY. Also, three daughters-in-law, Veronica Adames, Robin Adames and Chelly Adames, one son-in-law, Frank L Mercurio Jr., eleven grandchildren, Matthew Adames, Marcus Adames and wife Aimee, Angelita Adames, James O'Connor, Maria Adames, Joseph Adames, Michael Adames, Eric Adames and Samantha Adames, Frankie Mercurio and wife Amber, John Mercurio and wife Courtney, one great grandchild, Kassidy Adames.

Lucy will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated by The ADA, American Diabetes Association.

A memorial visitation and service will be held for friends and family on Tuesday, 12-16-14 from 5 - 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 with the memorial service to begin promptly at 7:30pm. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Joanne Sheldon Kiefer
January 5th, 2015 3:37 pm
Thinking of you all with the utmost sympathy! We definitely know how difficult this time is, but you know that your special Mom had a great life because of your loving family. So many memories filled with love and laughter! She is now with your father, both looking down at you with pride. Another angel on your shoulder...what more can we ask for? Sending along our love and prayers. Bill and Joanne
Jeff Saunders
December 17th, 2014 2:30 pm
I am so sorry to hear this. She made the best Spanish rice I've ever had. Your Mom and Dad were great people and I can still see them in my mind... your Dad and now your Mom are not forgotten. My prayers are with her. - Jeff
Wehmeyer Family
December 17th, 2014 6:16 am
Our deepest sympathy for the Adames Family. Very sad for the loss of your wonderful Mother and person. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
BJ Eble
December 16th, 2014 9:08 pm
Emilio, Gerry, Danny, and Carmen, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady. I remember 2 distinct things about your mom. Her ever present smile and her chicken and rice! I hope you can focus on the joy of her life in this time of sadness. BJ and Patty
Paul & Robin Wallace Frisco, Texas
December 16th, 2014 11:58 am
My Wife Robin and I are very saddened to hear of Mrs. Adames passing. May the LORD comfort you all in this time of mourning. God Bless you all Paul & Robin Wallace
Mike Abromitis
December 15th, 2014 6:43 pm
To the Family, especially my good friends Gerry and Emilio, I am sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I still remember moving to Hackettstown from Brooklyn NY when I was 12 (many years ago) and coming to play with you guys and your Mom always cooking something for us all. I seem to remember pancakes for some reason. She was so friendly and nice, I always looked forward to visiting. I remember your Dad as well. The years go by so quickly. It's so hard to lose a parent. My condolences.
Yvelisse Manzueta
December 15th, 2014 7:21 am
Dan, My prayers are with you and your family
Timothy K Wallace
December 14th, 2014 1:08 pm
To the Adames Family, Our condolences on the passing of your mother. Tim Wallace and family, Asheville, NC
Melanie Kennaugh
December 14th, 2014 6:57 am
Emilio, my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and all of your family.
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