Dorothea E. Adams, a former longtime resident of Darien, died on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Regency Heights of Stamford. Born on Feb. 9, 1913 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Lowerre) Van Oppen. She was 100.

Mrs. Adams worked as a cafeteria worker at Holmes School for many years.

She is survived by 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Adams, Sr. in 1972 and two sons, Charles Adams and Ernest Adams, Jr.

The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Thursday, Oct. 10 from  12 to 1 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.