Angela K. Waldron of Aquinnah died on April 13, surrounded by the comfort of her loving daughter Wenonah (Nonie), and longtime friend Rosie Roberts, who had kept a constant vigil at Angie’s bedside at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital during the last week of her life. She was 72.

Born on Feb. 1, 1947, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to Thomas B. Waldron and Eleanor (Schultz) Waldron, Angela Katherine Waldron was the youngest of three children. She grew up in West Tisbury across from Alley’s General Store. She attended the West Tisbury elementary school and the Tisbury School and graduated from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 1964. She then went on to Franklin Pierce College. She was happy to stay in touch with her college friends over all these years.

Like her mother, Angie was an avid reader. Her readings gave her a worldly vision, but she was a West Tisbury girl through and through. Her soul never strayed far from the town she loved. She loved the Agricultural Fair and spent each day at the Fair every year. She loved to enter one of her many animals and her flowers in hopes of winning a blue ribbon. She shared that love with her grandchildren and urged them to enter their art, flowers and pets. Her early years were spent working the family farm with her siblings, swinging from the rafters at Whiting’s barn with her friends and riding horses. Throughout her life she enjoyed visiting her ancestral family lands at Deep Bottom Cove on Tisbury Great Pond. Angie, along with her parents and siblings, Joan and Dickie, spent many happy summers in their small family camp during her youth.

She had a deep love for animals. For many years she rode horses at Pond View Farm under the watchful eye of Marjorie Manter. Marjorie treated the girls like family and often had them over for Sunday dinner with her parents, Dan’l and Lillian. As soon as Nonie was old enough to ride, Marjorie put her on a horse and took great pride in passing along her passion. When she married Jeffrey Madison in 1973, Angie rode into her wedding on horseback.

She lived a life of community service. After many years waitressing, she began work at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services under the guidance of the late Dr. Milton Mazer. She also served the town of Aquinnah for many years as the town treasurer and enjoyed the casual camaraderie with taxpayers during her tenure. She later worked for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) as the community outreach coordinator for 25 years. During that time she coordinated services for many tribal families. She was also a certified substance abuse counselor. In retirement, she became the animal control officer for Aquinnah and worked at the Aquinnah Public Library.

She is survived by her only child, Wenonah Madison-Sauer and her husband; her sister Joan Jenkinson; four grandchildren; her former husband Jeffrey Madison, a niece and nephew and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her father Thomas B. Waldron, her mother Eleanor (Shultz) Waldron and brother Richard.

A graveside service will held in West Tisbury Cemetery on Friday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Agricultural Hall.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guest book and information.