Angela S. (Forsyth) Adcock, 63, of Upton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Milford Regional Medical Center after a 14-year battle with metastatic breast cancer which she fought with courage and cheerfulness until the end. She was the wife to Anthony C. Adcock who was with her when she passed.
Born in Windlesham, England, on November 9, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Donald Peter and Ethel (Cordwell) Forsyth. She was raised and educated in Fleet Hampshire, England.
Angela started at Abel & Imray patent lawyers in London as a secretary while obtaining an associate degree from Queen’s Secretarial College. She then worked at County Commercial tractors in Fleet. Angela also trained briefly as a nurse, and then worked as director’s personal assistant for Thomson Yellow Pages before becoming a marketing analyst.
In 1983, Angela married Tony Adcock and then moved to Holland with him where they lived until 1984.
Angela and Tony then moved to United States in 1987 where she volunteered at Framingham Union Hospital while waiting for a work visa after which Angela had several positions with a temp agency before the birth of Charlotte in 1991 when she became a full-time mother. A second daughter, Catherine, was born in 1995. Angela moved back to Holland in 1997 on a temporary assignment with her family, where she improved her Dutch and became proficient at cycling with two small children. On return to the US and as the children grew older Angela became a self-employed copy-editor and also found time to volunteer as an English language tutor through the Milford Library and as an ER guide for the Milford Regional hospital.
Angela was an avid netball player and skier when younger but as time progressed and medical issues increased, she took up knitting, cross-stitch, reading and Sudoku.
She is survived by loving husband of 36 years Tony; her children, Charlotte of Tulsa, OK and Catherine of Rumoi, Japan;her brothers, Christopher and his wife Fiona, of Chesterfield, England, Nicholas and his wife Gill, of Alton, England, Jeremy and his wife Lynne, of Southampton, England;and her cousins, Tony Beedel of Rochester, England and Carol Caruana of Malta.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 P.M. on Thursday, December 12, in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, Inc. 45 Main St. Upton.
A brief celebration of life will be held at 6 P.M. following calling hours in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, W 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or by visiting www.dana-farber.org
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