Lillian Irene Adamkowski, 81, of Schuyler, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at her home. Lillian was born in Saranac Lake, NY on February 2, 1938, the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Fletcher) Downs and received her education in Saranac Lake. For 43 years, Lillian was married to Victor Adamkowski. Victor died in 2013. At one time, Lillian was employed as the human resource manager with Montgomery Wards, later with Claire’s Boutique at Sangertown Square, the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, and most recently as a unit secretary with the Lutheran Home in Clinton. Lillian enjoyed gardening, cooking and she loved her dog, Riley. Her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved family who were the light of her life. Lillian is survived by five sons and four daughters-in-law, Michael and Patricia Adamkowski of NH, Victor Adamkowski of TN, James and Linda Adamkowski of MI, Christopher and Patricia Adamkowski of NC and Stephen and Kimberly Adamkowski of Vernon; nine cherished grandchildren, Ashley, Paul, Andrew, Rachel, Alyssa, Vajl, John, Nye and Alexis; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Eileen Downs of Saranac Lake and Frances and Bob Tummons of Plattsburgh; one brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Sherri Downs of TN, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Paul, in 1974. Visitation for family and friends is Saturday morning, July 6, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica followed by a funeral service at the conclusion of the visitation. Burial immediately to follow in West Schuyler Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Lillian’s memory, please consider the Steven Swan Humane Society, Utica, NY.