Adam Roses died on Nov. 27 while raking leaves in his yard in Natick. He was 76.

He was born on January 9, 1946 in the New York city neighborhood of Greenwich Village. He was the son of the late Joseph and Sylvia Roses of Oak Bluffs.

He attended UMass Amherst and Northeastern University, and trained at the Culinary Institute in New Haven. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. For more than 40 years, he worked a laboratory technician who worked for more than 40 years at Harvard Vanguard (Atrius Health). He was well known for his ability to tinker and fix things.

In retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and striking up conversations with anyone and everyone. He had the ability to make others laugh.

Like his father, brothers and sister, he loved classical music. He played in the Vineyard Haven band for many summers. He is survived by his wife Barbara and sons Matthew and Andrew, his brother Jonathan and his wife Lori of Newton and his sister Johanna Roses Robichau and her husband Joseph of Oak Bluffs.

He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Chad Kraus, Wayne Kraus and his wife Amanda, Chris Hardersen, Jackie Webber and his wife Lynn, Kathy Courtney and her husband John, Bret Hardersen and his wife Pam, Patrick Kraus and his wife Whitney, Teresa Hanson and her husband Dan, Rachel Stegner and her husband Terry, and Timothy and Arian Gregory, all from Iowa and Kansas City, Kans. His nephews and nieces in the Boston area are Miriam Ben-Ur, Aviva Ben-Ur and her husband Wim Klooster, Gabriel Roses and his wife Madelene Pario, David Ben-Ur and his wife Felicia Herman, and Jon Roses and his wife Karen.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother Michael.

A celebration of life will take place at a later time.

Memorial donations can be made to the Natick Service Council, 2 Webster street, Natick, MA 01760.

To leave a message of condolence or to sign the guestbook, please visit Norton Funeral Home of Framingham at