, Salem, MA

July 11, 2013

Adelaide (Huse) Ladd, 87

Peabody, MA — Adelaide Adams (Huse) Ladd, 87, of Peabody, died on Saturday, June 29, at the NSMC Salem Hospital. She was the wife of the late William Ladd, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage, until his death in 2005. She was born in No. Salem, N.H., on February 18, 1926, the daughter of the late Oscar and Marion (Colpitts) Huse and had resided there and in Maine for many years before moving to Peabody.

Adelaide loved her independence, going to Maine; the autumn colors, listening to the Cardinal Birds and playing golf. She had been very active with the Purple Dress and Red Hats Society as well as the Peabody Historical Society. She will be deeply missed by all. While in Maine, she had worked as a secretary for the Kennebec Journal newspaper.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Candice and Robert McCulloch of Woburn; a son, William E. Ladd of Gastonia, N.C.; a sister, Frances Boothby of Westbrook, Maine; a grandson, Nathan McCulloch of Woburn; a granddaughter, Michelle; and a great-granddaughter, MacKenzie; and many nieces, nephews and several longtime friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: A family funeral service is planned for a later date at the South Congregational Church in Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 in her memory. For the guest book, please visit