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Funeral Services Announced for Elderly Woman Killed in Weymouth Shooting

Members of the public are being asked to donate to the Vera Adams Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers

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    Funeral services have been announced for the 77-year-old woman who was killed in a shooting that also claimed the life of a Massachusetts police sergeant.

    Family and friends will hold a private service for Vera Adams, and ask that in lieu of flowers, that members of the public donate to the Vera Adams Memorial Fund.

    Weymouth's mayor confirms the funds will be used for a reading room in her name at the new library being built on Broad Street.

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    Vera Adams Memorial Fund

    C/O Equitable Bank

    ATTN: Lori DiBona

    50 Patriot Parkway

    S. Weymouth, MA 02190

    In her obituary, Adams was remembered as a kind and generous person who enjoyed reading, visiting friends and taking trips to Cape Cod. Her husband passed away in 1993, and she is survived by cousins and close friends.

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    Adams died on July 15 after being shot while standing in the sunroom of her Torrey Street home.

    Authorities said the suspected gunman, 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes, fired at Adams when he saw her looking at him through a window as he ran from the scene where he had shot Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna multiple times after initially attacking him with a stone.

    Thousands of law enforcement officers attended funeral services for Chesna last week.

    Sue Nicholas told NBC10 Boston it was hard to believe her neighbor of more than 30 years was gone.

    "She was a hot ticket, I keep saying that," she said. "She had so much life to her."

    Lopes has been ordered to be held without bail in connection with Adams and Chesna's deaths.

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