ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in loving memory of Richard Adelman. He will be dearly missed and forever held in our hearts.

A memorial service was held at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA on April 17 at 3:30 p.m. We are very grateful to all who attended and shared in the celebration of Rich's life. It was a wonderful, music-filled memorial to a man we all loved and miss greatly.  

The family has requested that any donations in Rich's honor be directed to The Rhythmic Arts Project (www.traponline.org), an educational organization focused on empowering and enriching the lives of disabled individuals through percussion-based music.

Please leave a note, add a picture, video, or a song.  Our family is comforted by your warmth and stories of Rich.

Posted by Robyn LaFrance on October 13, 2020
Drum roll...
Remembering Rich fondly on his special day today.
Posted by Ed Wise on October 13, 2020
So glad our paths crossed. And we’ve kept up with Janice who like you is an MVP and guiding light.
Love, Ed and MarciaWise
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 13, 2020
Your Day of Birth...Thinking of You with Love Rich Missing your Human being Here&Now
Posted by Janice Adelman on August 26, 2020
I Miss You Everyday Rich. What a World! There is No Peace Babe...Wishing WE Could be together Here&Now...My Love
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 16, 2020
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RICHARD LEE!
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 16, 2020
April 1st 2020 8yrs OUCH Today is a Day of Reflection Tears Yes but So Many great memories! Almost 50 yrs of Lean and Mean ... Beautiful and Serene. WE DONE GOOD RICH You are So missed and FOREVER LOVED..See You Babe
Posted by Tony Levin on April 1, 2020
I've been writing a musical tribute to the drummers who influenced and inspired me through the years, and paused a moment on Richard's name, to again appreciate how great he was to me. Sad he's gone, grateful for him having been who he was.
Posted by Janice Adelman on March 26, 2020
DAMN! Missing You Rich but grateful you don’t have to deal with this here&now my forever love.
Posted by Janice Adelman on January 1, 2020
2020 Babe! WOW a New Year New Decade! Feeling Your Presence With a Peaceful Heart. My True Companion My Man LoveLove NEW YEAR...
Posted by Janice Adelman on November 28, 2019
THANKSGIVING? Hmm! Missing what Was OUR Favorite Rich. Missing YOU; So different, Tis what it is! xo
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 13, 2019
Happy Birthday Babe! I Loved you yesterday, I Love You Today. Forever Loved, forever missed #my truecompanion #missingyou #beautifulman ❤️
Posted by Janice Adelman on September 23, 2019
OhMy missing You Babe Wishing We had More Time
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 16, 2019
MISSING YOU SWEET MAN! TRUE LOVE; TRUE COMPANION Happy 54th Wedding Anniversary Day Babe
Posted by Barry Michaud on April 3, 2019
Always remember that smile,Great band mate,and true friend.
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 1, 2019
Dang 7yrs ago your human being left this earth you are greatly missed Rich but I realize you’re with me Always thank you my love always in peace Your True Companion
Posted by Janice Adelman on February 14, 2019
Another Valentines Day without My Life’s Love Hoping he’s with his Father now✌
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 28, 2018
THE REDSOX WON THE WORLD SERIES RICH! Your Team did it Again YAY so Exciting Babe⚾️❤️
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 13, 2018
Happy Birthday Love! Your RedSox are doin' well Rich
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 1, 2018
HEY BABE
You left this planet, my life, 6 1/2 years ago, I wish I could say It's a Better World for Our Children, their Children! Damn I miss YOU....its like the '60 again here and now Rich! You Would Be Very Angry in Today's World My Love. Rest, In PEACE. xo janice
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 16, 2018
Happy Anniversary Rich. Forever Love ❤️
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 1, 2018
Wishing I could Just Talk With You. To Hear Your Voice and Feel Your Presence Here&Now Would Be Oh So Wonderful! Missing My Man 6 Years WoW Babe KIT
Posted by Janice Adelman on March 15, 2018
So Missing You, Here Back On Cape
Posted by Janice Adelman on November 1, 2017
Missing You Babe.. Thinking Of You With Love. Wishing You were Here now Rich, My True Companion
Posted by Bryan Cumming on October 13, 2017
I think of and appreciate Richard often. Just a few days ago, I was talking with another musician here in Nashville who remembered him and lived near us in "the valley." I'm so grateful to have had him as a "big brother," and best friend, a literal "best man" as well.
His life lives on through the love he planted in his beautiful wife Janice, and on through many other family and friends. I'd love to have him to talk to now, but I'm looking forward to our reunion later.
I love you, Richard! I know you knew it, but just in case I didn't say it...
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 13, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE! Thanks for always being with me.
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 1, 2017
Missing YOU My True Companion. So Grateful for Your Love..5yrs since you left this Earth Whew PEACE MY LOVE
Posted by Bryan Cumming on October 13, 2016
Richard taught me a lot. He never made it feel like "I'm teaching you now." He was always gentle, always exactly who he was, pure in heart. The lesson was always deeper than the teaching. All he had to do was be himself. That was a beautiful lesson. I loved him, and he loved me, and I join everyone who knows how beautiful his life here was because of the love that came through him.
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 16, 2016
Happy Anniversay My Love! In my thoughts today Rich, in my Heart forever...seeing your gentle smile here&now. You My Love are greatly missed
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 16, 2015
Happy Anniversary Richard Lee! Yep 50 years ago today, You married Me...What an amazing trip we shared! I am forever grateful for your love, for You my oh so GentleMan! Feeling your presence thank you :-)
Posted by Gary Peters on April 1, 2015
"I still drive to Brookline every day for work. The musical memories we made together show up often. Our friendship is one of the most precious gifts in my life. I miss you...........
Posted by Janice Adelman on February 22, 2015
I miss you babe
Posted by Lynne Mirando on January 7, 2015
Happy birthday rich! You are still in many folks hearts and minds! Luv...lynne
Posted by Lynne Mirando on January 7, 2015
Just realizing richs bday was in oct but I wish him happy thoughts anyways...janice and kids so sorry ! The music is very soothing!! Happy New Year to you all.lynne
Posted by Janice Adelman on January 6, 2015
Hey My GentleMan New Year it is...I miss you! ..Am grateful Everyday for the Love we shared, for our wonderful sons we raised, for what WE were & how we Did make a change Babe...We Rocked Shtix  My Angel
Posted by Janice Adelman on November 1, 2014
Hey Beautiful Man, Again I visit you to say HEY! I So Loved You..We were very, very special!  I miss you Babe and am Still very sad!
Being Strong and Moving On baby... Am Trying...With Love In Peace 
Your Forever Ol Lady..and liking it...
Posted by Janice Adelman on June 15, 2014
HAPPY FATHERS DAY RICH! Thank You for helping raise two wonderful sons! They are Great Dads Babe, you should be very very proud of our boyz to men! Missing You Today!
Posted by Jack Bone on April 22, 2014
Richard was the master of tempo. Never rushing or dragging.
Posted by Lynne Mirando on April 5, 2014
Hey there Janice and kids...sure can't believe it's been two years already for Rich ! I know it will always be hard for you all but he IS that spirit in the sky!! And that soul will always be with you!! love, lynne xxoo
Posted by Lori McGlynn on April 2, 2014
Janice, Erik, Zac and your ever growing family....It is hard to comprehend that Richard has been gone for 2 years....What a wonderful Guy and a plus to our family!!! We were blessed to have gotten to know and love such a beautiful & wonderful loving & talented man!!!! Richard you are so very missed xoxo
Posted by Janice Adelman on April 1, 2014
I Will plant flowers For You Babe! Miss YOU Rich- my Heart aches; Spirit is Full...HEY YOU!
Posted by Janice Adelman on February 24, 2014
May I Call You In Heaven???
Posted by Janice Adelman on February 15, 2014
VALENTINE"S DAY without You Rich WAS NOT GOOD. Missing You
Posted by Janice Adelman on January 2, 2014
HAPPY 2014.....Missing my TRUE COMPANION. Has been 21 months since Richard passed. An Adelman was born 11 days ago...Winter Solstice 2013 brought us Sophia Bliss Adelman @8AM CST...LET THERE BE LIGHT..xo Sweet Sophia
Posted by Janice Adelman on November 16, 2013
Hey Rich; Have connected with many friends from our "early" years. tis good but also takes me back to When We Shared with each of them. Wow I miss you, I miss Us I miss what we had together..Wishing for FOREVER with You...MISSING You Rich xo j
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 31, 2013
THEY WON! YOUR SOX DID IT RICH!! At Home, Beautiful Indeed Babe!
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 30, 2013
Your SOX could win IT ALL tonight @ home...Yep World Series Fenway Pahk...Not since 1918 a Series win at home Right! Let's Go Red Sox I Want This FOR YOU Richard Lee..Loving You from Earth Babe xo
Posted by Lynne Mirando on October 15, 2013
Hey janice and kids! It is so wonderful you have kept this fantastic site up in richards memory. .He still lives on in so many lives. Most of whom do not even know each other! What a special guy! ! Love you all and keep the faith! Luv, lynne
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 13, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICH...SORRY THE SOX didn't win the first game for you!! HEY tonight.. the 13th your 67th they will play! We Got This Right .  Picturing You drumming..AND loving that..I miss you Richard ...Happy 67th Birthday My Love. xo.from me
Posted by Richard Baker on October 13, 2013
"Rich was a friend that everybody wanted. His gentle personality and caring was always there. He was a great musician, but more he was the glue is any band. I knew him at Castle Music and I will always cherish his friendship in those days with Jon Edwards, and Rick Lilljequist and Stuart, and all the boys in the Shanty. God Bless his memory and a warm hello to Janice... RB
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Posted by Robyn LaFrance on October 13, 2020
Drum roll...
Remembering Rich fondly on his special day today.
Posted by Ed Wise on October 13, 2020
So glad our paths crossed. And we’ve kept up with Janice who like you is an MVP and guiding light.
Love, Ed and MarciaWise
Posted by Janice Adelman on October 13, 2020
Your Day of Birth...Thinking of You with Love Rich Missing your Human being Here&Now
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Shared by Lynne Mirando on October 2, 2018
  1. not so much a story but a thought..can't believe it is 6 1/2 years already! I still remember Janices' call..yes as your still beautiful wife has told you.. your family has grown and your boys are wonderful fathers and sons.. peace stay with you...xxoo

ELIZA LEE ADELMAN

Shared by Janice Adelman on October 13, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY OL' MAN!   70 Years Old HolyMoly Rich!   On September 29th 2016  Eliza Lee Adelman entered the World!  Our Family grows! She will hear all about her Papa from us.
Another Beautiful Adelman Female YaY Babe!

Missing YOU, Celebrating Your Life, Remebering All of YOU....My True Companion.
In Peace, With Much Love
           



 

"Way Back Then"

Shared by Camilla (Jones) Clancy on April 1, 2014

I have been thinking of you all day, although we had lost touch thru the years I have thought of you and Janice many times.  Remembering all the happier times we shared way back then.  I can still see, in my minds eye, your beautiful smile.  In my thoughts today, I was trying to decide which story to talk about.  Maybe all those Sundays we rode down to Nantasket Beach to the Surf for the Battle of the Bands.  Or the times "The Spinners" backed up the star performers at the Surf.  Then again, I could mention the great long weekend ride down to Chapel Hill, NC, what a great weekend that was.  We brought your drums to you in October of your freshman year at UNC.  My Mom and Dad drove the station wagon with the drums and some of us kids.  Brian drove the other car with the rest of the kids.  What a special time for us all.  

We will meet again someday, till then.