Elinor Ruth (Resnick) Adams
Elinor Ruth (Resnick) Adams, beloved wife of Robert Adams for 54 years, died peacefully on January 2, 2017, at the Hebrew Home in West Hartford. Ellie, as she was known to friends and family, was born February 2, 1938 in Springfield, MA and was a long time resident of West Hartford. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Elsie (Lavin) Resnick. Besides her husband, she is survived by her two children; daughter Phyllis Madden and her husband Benjamin of Greenwich, CT, and Howard Adams and his wife Patricia of Sandy Hook, CT, as well as five grandchildren Dylan Madden, Mackenzie Madden, Shea Madden, Sarah Adams, and Jaime Adams. She also leaves a brother, Richard Resnick.

Ellie was a graduate of Classical High School In Springfield and received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College and a Masters In Education from Columbia University. She taught French in Bloomfield and Hartford but left teaching to raise her family. During this time at home Ellie turned a passion for baking into a small confectionery business called Edible Elegance by Ellie. She was well known in the greater Hartford community for her beautiful cakes and candies which featured regularly at bar and bat mitzvahs and weddings and other celebrations. She will not only be remembered by the cakes she baked over the years but also by the love and joy that she baked along with it. She will be missed by everyone's heart she's touched.

A private funeral service was held. The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, January 4, 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the home of Robert Adams. Memorial donations may be made to Hebrew HealthCare, 1 Abrahms Blvd, West Hartford, CT 06117 ( Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. To sign the guest book for Ellie please visit online at

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