SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 20, 2012

Adriana deJager, 87


S. Hamilton — Mrs. deJager passed away at home on November 7, with her family by her side.

She was born in Chicago to Hubertos C. and Judina M. Gilissen.

Adriana moved to S. Hamilton with her husband and opened the Peter deJager Bulb Co. in 1950. She was an avid gardener and was in the Hamilton Mother's Club, T.O.P.S. and K.O.P.S. She was a devoted mother to all — kind and loving, her family meant everything to her. Adriana leaves behind son Peter and his wife Barbara of S. Hamilton, and their children, Peter II and Michael A. deJager; as well as Kayleigh, Sean and Andrew Verrington; and a daughter Judi Cluett of Maine and her children, Christopher and Nicole Taylor, and many more nieces and nephews. Adriana is survived by her brother Christian Gilissen and his wife Audrey of Long Beach, Calif.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of her life will be held at The First Congregational Church of Hamilton on Bay Road on December 15 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to The First Congregational Church of Hamilton.