Amy Autumn Vachon

Amy Autumn Vachon


Amy Autumn Vachon died peacefully in her Vergennes home following a brief struggle with cancer at age 43 under the loving care of her family, and dedicated nurses and a social worker from Addison County Home Health and Hospice.  She was born on November 27, 1977 in Burlington, Vermont.  

Amy’s sweet smile, quiet strength and friendly manner endeared her to everyone.  She was an excellent swimmer and nordic skier on the Addison County Special Olympics team.  Amy loved her Church family at the Vergennes Congregational Church, her school teachers and sports coaches, as well as co-workers at USHIO/ Nathaniel Electronics Vergennes where she worked part-time for over 20 years.  Amy built strong friendships with her housemates and the caring Staff at her second home on Elm Street in Middlebury Vermont.  She loved music of all kinds and was always first on and last off the dance floor, free as a bird.  Amy enjoyed board games, especially UNO and SORRY, winning often with a sly smile.

Amy is survived by her loving parents, Paul and Cherie Vachon; her devoted sister Sabra Chiurri , brother-in-law Christopher Chiurri, nephew Maxwell and niece Ava, of Melrose, Massachusetts; her beloved maternal grandmother (Mimi) Lois Hellebuyck of Middlebury, Vermont; and many caring uncles, aunts, and cousins in Michigan, Colorado,  Connecticut and Missouri.

Amy was pre-deceased by her grandparents of Essexville Michigan; including her maternal grandfather, Alphonse Hellebuyck, and her paternal grandparents Albert and Irene (Fortin) Vachon.  

A service of remembrance of Amy’s life will be held on Friday July 23rd at 2 pm at the Vergennes Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers, condolences or memorial contributions may be sent to the Vachon home at 46 South Water Street, Vergennes Vt. 05491.  Donations received in her memory will used to benefit the residents of the Elm Street CSAC Women’s Group Home.   

To send online condolences to her family or for those who can’t attend the service can watch the video of the service which will be located on the bottom of the obit and available to watch on Tuesday, July 27th please visit       

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Louise M
2 years ago

My deep condolences to Amy’s family and friends. I was fortunate to meet Amy while I worked at Charter House in Middlebury. She often would bring cookies or treats to contribute to the community meals. Amy will be missed.

Cookie T Steponaitis
2 years ago

Dear Paul, Cherie and Sabra,
While words don’t begin to take away the pain and loss of Amy, I wanted to share with you all what joy Amy would bring to my life. Her grin was infectious and her ability to be present in the moment and engage all people around her, were just some of her incredible qualities. I loved to dance and that was something Amy and I could always share. Please accept my sorrow at her passing, but the joy that is now shining bright in God’s House. For the first time, the almighty might just lose a game of SORRY. God bless.

Cecile Gebo
2 years ago

An Angel on Earth who blessed our world. Rest Peacefully Amy,
Sincere condolences to Cheri & Paul & her entire family.
Cecile Daniels Gebo

Karen Florucci
2 years ago

My heartfelt sympathy to the Vachon family. Amy’s sweet, shy smile was wonderful! Please take care of each other and speak of her often.
Karen Florucci

Heather LaPorte
2 years ago

Paul, Cherie and Sabra,
I remember Amy from the early days of special olympics that my mom and I coached. The many practices at Mt Abe and the weekends at UVM. Amy always had a smile on her face. I am so very sorry for your loss, life is just not fair.
With Love, Heather (Betourney) LaPorte

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