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Francis Fiske “Bud” Adams

Francis Fiske “Bud” Adams

April 08, 1939 ~ April 28, 2020

Francis Fiske “Bud” Adams Jr., age 81, of North Palm Beach, FL passed away on April 28th, 2020, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Bud, as he was known to family, friends, and the community, grew up on Jupiter Island. In his youth, he attended Graham-Eckes Palm Beach Academy, Georgetown Preparatory School, and graduated from Rollins College, with a degree in Business. After college, he returned home to Jupiter Island to follow in his Father’s footsteps in real estate. From early beginnings in real estate on Palm Beach, Bud was an integral part of development and sales of Lost Tree Village. In 1975, Bud founded Illustrated Properties Real Estate and was later joined by his son, Francis Fiske “Chappy” Adams, III. Together they continued to grow Illustrated Properties into the largest, independent real estate company in South Florida. Bud was loved and adored, by many family and friends, and well respected throughout the real estate community.

Bud is survived by his loving wife, Carol Adams, of North Palm Beach, FL, his first wife, Katrina Adams, of North Palm Beach, FL, and grandchildren Emma, Max, Michael, and Maria.
He was predeceased by his children, Chappy Adams, Nina Adams, and Amanda Termotto.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to express condolences may do so to St. Patrick Catholic Church 13591 Prosperity Farms Rd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


Angie Taylor - Friend

May 3, 2020, 3:32 am

Bud your smile and your twinkle in eye will be truly missed! Enjoy your reunion with your children as you will be remember here on earth!

Nancy Konides - sister-in-law

May 3, 2020, 4:02 pm

Your sense of humor, your laugh and your sparkling eyes will be missed. Thank you for your love to me and my children. You were always so amazing to us.
We will miss you
Nanny, Jim, Emily, Allison and Ben

Roz Ladov - client and friend

May 4, 2020, 8:00 pm

Dear Carol:

We read about your loss of your dear husband. We just wanted to reach out and offer our deepest condolences to you. We hope that the the wonderful memories that you have of Bud will be a source of strength for you during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,
Roz and Marv Ladov

Loretta & Ben Morelli - friend, IPRE agent for 24 yrs

May 4, 2020, 10:20 pm

Dear Carol,
Ben and i are so very sorry for your terrible loss . Of course he was the love of your life and you have had the blessing of having a very special soulmate to share your life, but Ben and I are very grateful for him providing myself a perfect sanctuary to thrive in Jan 1995 when I joined the Illustrated Properties family having moved from New Jersey and leaving our real estate company behind. Bud was a visionary, always quietly preparing to provide his ” family” of agents what they needed in the future before anyone knew they needed it. Ben and I so admired him. His quiet leadership was inspiring and always nurturing. He was a great man , treasuring family above all else. He’s left a great legacy , w great accomplishments , but he will be so very missed certainly by so many because of he was so loved by so many because of the essence of who he was. We hope the good memories left behind will slowly give you comfort. Loretta & Ben Morelli

Chris Hill - Friend

May 5, 2020, 12:45 am

Carol and family, Both Melanie and I were saddened to learn of Buddy’s passing. I was very fortunate to have made an early friendship with him when I first came to Palm Beach in the 70’s. Buddy was one of the first to welcome me and show me around the Island. ( of course he knew all of the hot spots and all the right people as well ) Our friendship was always a constant, and when Carol came into his life we still shared great times. Once Buddy was your friend he was always your friend. We were honored to be blessed with his friendship.
My the Peace of God be with all of you during this most difficult time.
Our deepest condolences
Love to all
Chris and Melanie

Cathy & Ramon Olavarria - Friend

May 6, 2020, 1:21 am

Carole, Ramon and I were sorry to hear of Bud’s passing, he will be missed by so many.
May you find comfort in the life you shared together and know your love will always continue even though you are parted.
Our deepest sympathy
Cathy and Ramon

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