Marcia Elizabeth Jacobs Adam

Published 4:58 pm Monday, November 19, 2018

Marcia Elizabeth Jacobs Adam was born April 27, 1926 at Newton Wellesley Hospital near her hometown of Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

On Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, Nam peacefully left us with a song in our heart and her never ending love at her home in West Charlton, N.Y.

Marcia was the only daughter of Dwight Irving and Ruth George Jacobs and sister to Philip and Dwight Jacobs (deceased).

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After college and her career in the med Tech field, Marcia married and moved to West Charlton, N.Y. to raise her family and to create a legacy of love that was her proudest accomplishment. She “loved her little Smithfield home” and traveled frequency for over 25 years between both residences to share her time between families located in both states.

Marcia’s biggest joy was being there for her family. Known to us as “Nammie Pete,” Nam for short, she has left behind John and Cathy Adam of Newport News, Ruth and Frank Francisco of Scotia N.Y., Elizabeth and Leonard Burke of Charlton N.Y., Jamie and Shaun VanCampen of Smithfield her grandchildren, Amanda (Matt), Audra (Dillon) Morgan (Anthony), Richard (Jen) Whitney, Andrew (Katie), James (Taylor), Erin, Allyse (David), Sean and Alexander; Her “GG’s,” Ryan, Samantha, Mackenzie, Alexis, Lucas, Zoe, Amelia, Benjamin and Beckham. She is also survived by many nieces and her nephew and by the children, Alison and Steven, of her best friend, Marnie Shuler.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 34th St., Newport News on Nov. 24 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Marcia’s name to JRDF Northeast NY Chapter 950 New Loudon Road Suite 330 Latham, NY 12110.

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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