Mariann Litch Brennan

Mariann Litch Brennan

Mariann Litch Brennan, 68, of Middlebury, VT, died unexpectedly on June 29, 2023, following a short illness.

Mariann was born on August 21, 1954, to Ervin and Delia (Blaise) Litch. She grew up in Middlebury, VT and graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1973. She worked for many years at the Belden Company, followed by the Orton Family Foundation, the Vermont Country Store, and Ann Clark Cookie Cutters.

Mariann is survived by her sisters, Carmen Palmer, and her husband John; and Annette Armstrong, all of New Haven, VT; and brother-in-law William (Bill/Skip) Hopkins of Vergennes, VT. She is also survived by her nephews, Scott Hopkins, and his wife Sharyn, of Medway, MA; Robert Litch, and his wife Michelle, of New Haven, VT; Paul Meacham of New Haven, VT; and Andre Palmer of New Haven, VT; as well as her niece, Denise Palmer, of New Haven, VT; and niece-in-law, Debbie Hopkins, of Jacksonville, NC.

In addition, she is survived by great-nephews Ryan Hopkins of Medway, MA; Patrick Hopkins of Jacksonville, NC; Riley Sullivan, his wife Mirela, and their two daughters, Mira and Iris, of New Haven, VT; and great-nieces Ashley Gallison and her husband Chase, along with their daughters Oaklynn and Raelynn of Charlotte, VT; Kylie Palmer of New Haven, VT; Clara Palmer of New Haven, VT; and Angela McGovern, her husband Kevin, and their children Noah, Kari, Tucker, and Kiara of Leland, NC.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, her brother, Armand Litch, her sister, Simone Hopkins, her nephew James (Jamie) Hopkins, and great-nephew, Ethan Meacham.

Mariann was a member of the Vermont/New Hampshire Christmas Tree Association for many years. She enjoyed gardening and being with her family. She will be deeply missed.

There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service for family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Hope Lodge at 237 East Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401 or the Brendon P Cousino Med47 Foundation at 3319 S 116 Rd, Bristol, VT 05443. To send online condolences to her family please visit

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Helen Whyte
11 months ago

I would like to offer my condolences to Mariann’s family. I worked with Mariann at The Orton Family Foundation, and I have such fond memories of her as a colleague and friend. She was always upbeat and concerned for her fellow workers. Her sense of humor was appreciated, as was her down-to-earth approach to getting things done. I have no doubt that she will be sorely missed by friends and family.

William Roper
11 months ago

I was really sorry to learn of Marianne’s death. Marianne and I worked together at the Orton Family Foundation for a number of years. She was such a hard working, caring, salt-of-the-earth person. She had a great sense of humor, never got ruffled and was very loyal to the Foundation and all the people she worked with. I know how much she loved her sisters and extended family. She was a gem and will be missed to be sure. Bill Roper Weybridge,VT

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