Amelia Hancock

Amelia Hancock

1961 - 2013 BRATTLEBORO Amelia Hancock, 51, of Brattleboro, died March 10, 2013, at Pine Heights.

Born in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 1961, she grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Amelia attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and moved to Brattleboro in 1992.

Predeceased by her mother, Maureen Hancock, in 1971, she is survived by her father and step-mother, Robert and Laura Hancock of Redlands, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie Hancock and Alice LaPierre of Berkeley, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and John Ungerleider of Brattleboro; brother and sister-in-law Bob Hancock and Chris Terry of Newfane; step-sister and spouse, Karen and Sue Brandt of Stamford, Conn.; step-brother, Paul Lambros of Long Beach, Calif,; her beloved nephews, Jacob and Isaiah Ungerleider, and her close friends and companions, Kaiilama Morris and Tim Mayo. She is also survived by many other close friends and extended family members who will also miss her greatly.

Amelia leaves behind her beloved cat, Ruby, who provided her with 19 years of affection and joy.

Although handicapped by a traumatic brain injury and subsequent hemiplegia, Amelia was a talented artist who could often be found drawing in one of Brattleboro's coffee shops or at the many lectures, concerts and plays she regularly attended. Amelia's love of books and literature lead her to volunteer at the Brooks Memorial Library where she will be lovingly remembered.

The family is especially grateful to the Pine Heights staff for their kindness and careing during the last weeks of Amelia's life.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service is planned and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be sent to any of the following organizations: the Brooks Memorial Library, River Gallery School of Art, or the New England Youth Theater.

Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 15, 2013