Joycelyne Ruth (Duncombe) Adams

July 6, 1929 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 90)

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Joycelyne Ruth Adams, 90, of Guilderland, NY, formerly from Rotterdam, NY, passed peacefully at home on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 surrounded by her loving children.

Joy was born in Marks Tey, Essex, England and emigrated  to the US to marry Lester V Adams Jr in 1947. They shared 52 wonderful years together.

Joy was predeceased by her husband Lester V Jr, and sons Paul R & Lester V III. She is survived by her daughter Wendy Joy (Thomas) Madelone, and sons Michael (Anne) Adams, Steven (Jonetta) Adams, and Keith (Wendy Sue) Adams and her many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

During WW II, Joy attended a dance in her hometown in England and met a young American serviceman named Les.  She became what was known as a “Sweetheart Bride”, as after the war, Les went home and sent for her to join him.  It took a year to complete the required paperwork, but they were soon to begin a marriage that lasted 52 years.

Joy attended St. George’s Episcopal Church, Schenectady for many years and was active in the Altar Guild,  ECW  and "The Shop".  She also chaired the "Dragon’s Den" with Les, which provided clothing for those in need.

Mum (Nanny) was always ready with a cup of English tea when we visited and was a wonderful mother and homemaker.  She will be dearly missed by her loving family.

Our deepest appreciation to Dr. Zofia Drzymalski and the Community Hospice for their kind and gentle care of our Mum. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joy’s memory may be made to the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Schenectady, NY 12302. 

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