Born Rachel Marian Adams to Sherman and Rachel (White) Adams, Tinker grew up in Lincoln with her sisters and brother, Jean, Sarah and Sam. She attended Lincoln Elementary, high school at Northfield School in Massachusetts, where she made life long friends and developed a love of music. She was a graduate of the Julliard School in New York.
She met her husband, William Freese, during a political event. She was a longtime resident of Pittsfield, where she raised her children Thomas, Dana, Martha (Hussey) and Timothy and became involved in the Congregational Church and community. Tinker taught many area residents piano.
Her family will remember her for her love of family, music, the outdoors, and her many contributions to her community.
Tinker was predeceased by her husband in 1985, by sisters Jean Hallager, Sarah Adams and brother Sam Adams.
In addition to her children, Tinker is survived by four grandchildren.
[Info from the Concord Monitor.]
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