Tributes to Sheffield grandmother who died at Glastonbury

Angela D'Arcy, second right, with children Adam, Gabriella and Luke at her first Glastonbury in 1999

Angela D'Arcy, second right, with children Adam, Gabriella and Luke at her first Glastonbury in 1999

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Tributes have been paid to a popular Sheffield grandmother who died at Glastonbury Festival.

Angela D’Arcy, aged 66, died at the site in Somerset last Thursday morning of natural causes, shortly before the festival officially got under way.

Her family today said they had been inundated with tributes to the former school cook from Hackenthorpe, who was attending Glastonbury for the tenth time.

The mother-of-three, who had one grandchild, had been attending the festival with her family.

Mourners at Angela’s funeral at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hackenthorpe today have been asked to wear bright colours.

Her husband Sean said Angela had been at the festival with a group of around 15 to 20 people including her daughter Gabriella and had been enjoying herself before beginning to suffer health problems.

Angela had a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which affects the lungs and causes breathing difficulties.

She suffered problems breathing and despite the efforts of medical staff at the festival, they were unable to save her. The cause of death is still being investigated.

Angela, former head cook at Brook House Junior School in Beighton, attended her first Glastonbury in 1999 and became a regular festival-goer – meeting Manchester United star Wayne Rooney at the event in 2011.

Her son Luke said: “She had a big love for music and a love of fun. She was just a person that was full of fun.

“She went to her first Glastonbury about 14 years ago and never looked back.”

He said despite her medical problems, his mum lived a full life and had many friends.

“We have had a lot of messages and I think it is going to be a really big turnout for the funeral,” Luke said.

He said the family were grateful to Glastonbury stewards and medical staff who tried to save Angela.

The family are now trying to locate her wedding ring after it was lost at the site following her jewellery being taken off.

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