Barbara Jean Brown, 70, of Chittenden County and more recently of Jericho, passed away on March 28, 2017, at the Vermont Respite House.
Barb was born September 10, 1946 in Barre the daughter of the late C. Roy and Eleanor Bushey Batchelder. She attended schools in Plainfield and moved out of state. She lived in many places before she came back to Vermont to be near family.
She had many different jobs before she found her final career at Spillane’s Tow Yard as an Administrative Assistant. She was very proud of her work there, and our family would like to take this time to thank Kevin and Stacey Spillane for treating Barb like a member of their family. Some of her favorite days were taking care of their dog, Lilly.
Barb is survived by her sons, Gregory Miles of West Palm Beach, FL and James of New Hampshire. Brothers, Richard (and wife Carolan) Batchelder of Williamstown, Dale (Karen Brown) Batchelder of East Calais, David Batchelder of Raleigh, NC; Sisters, Jane Tolassi of Myrtle Beach, SC, Courtney (Francis Capasso) Chandler of North Kingston, RI, Carol (Jim) Webster of Montpelier and
Laurie (Stephen) Berard of Jericho. Many nieces and nephews and Chester, a little puppy who made her last week’s more bearable.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Goslant, and brother in-law, David Tolassi.
The family would like to thank the Cardiac and Oncology Departments of University of VT Medical Center.
A special place will always be in our hearts for the staff of the VNA and Vermont Respite House for all their warmth and love. You will all have a special place in Heaven.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Route 7, Colchester, VT 05446
At Barb’s wishes there will be no services at this time.