Louise Adler

Louise (Talé) Adler of Dillingham Place, 93, died September 5 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of immigrants; her father was from Italy and her mother was from France. Her parents put a high priority on education and Ms. Adler, at 27, earned a PhD in immunology.

Her career included teaching at the university level, as well as many years doing her own research at the Public Health Research Institute in New York City and at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

For most of her career she worked alongside her husband of 43 years, Frank L. Adler, who died in 1991.

After her retirement in 1987, Ms. Adler filled her days with music, art and travel.

While living in Florida, she was a performing member of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra as well as a board member and its president for several years. She was a member and occasional performer with the Manatee Players, in Bradenton, and a longtime member of the Bradenton Opera Guild.

After moving to Falmouth in 1999, she sang with the Woods Hole Cantata Consort and The Falmouth Chorale. Every summer for 15 years she participated in the Berkshire Choral Festival.

Ms. Adler was an accomplished artist: her watercolors featured her favorite places in Falmouth and sites she had visited in her travels. She participated in classes at Falmouth Art Center until two months before her death.

Her love of opera began as a child she enjoyed attending the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York, each summer including a final trip there several weeks ago. At Glimmerglass 2018 Ms. Adler was invited to a pre-opera picnic dinner and sat at the table next to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

For several summers, she shared her enthusiasm for opera by teaching a four-week course about it at Falmouth Public Library.

She leaves a daughter, Gabrielle Allen; a son, Jonathan Adler; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be at a later date.

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