Our dear mother, Hazel Gladys Grace, sadly passed away Wednesday November 29th, 2023, at UVMMC. Mother was born April 16, 1935, in Bristol, Vermont to the late Charles Danbrook and Elizabeth (Danbrook) Atkins and remained a life-long resident of Bristol. Mom was married to Larry T. Grace who predeceased her in 2011. Mom is survived by daughters Denny Lathrop (Alan); Lori Grace-Smith (Gary); Nicole Grace-Alleyne (Joel) and Cheryl along with son Larry Jr. (Sandy). Mom is survived by her sister Deanna Steadman and brother Roger Atkins (Beverly). She was predeceased by her brother Reggie Atkins and Brother-In-Law William Steadman. In addition, she is survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and Brother-In-Law Ellis Grace. During her lifeme, in addition to being a full-time wife and mother, she was employed at Mount Abraham High School for many years. Her greatest achievement was serving twenty years as a member of the Bristol Rescue Squad. Her proudest moment was becoming a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician. Our mother had a great passion for traveling the world. We wish many heart-felt thanks to Melanie, her physical therapist, Renay her ICU nurse and other ICU support team members along with Doctors Schotel, Last and Grant.
A private grave side service was held Monday, December 4th at Greenwood Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life at the Bristol Legion, Post 19. Thank you to all who attended and shared their love and memories of our mother, Hazel Grace. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bristol Rescue Squad, PO Box 227, Bristol, VT 05443