Barbara Hammerlind, 69, of Cornwall


CORNWALL — Barbara Hammerlind passed away unexpectedly and peacefully with family at her side. She felt no pain and did not suffer. Barbara passed surrounded by love from this world only to be embraced in the next by the loving arms of her recently departed husband. She devoted her life to the noble call to heal others; she will forever be missed.

She was born Feb. 25, 1952, in Lewiston, Maine, to Emma Hendricks and Erick Arnold Hammerlind.

She is survived by her sons, Erick and Casey Costello; her daughter, Emma Hammerlind-Costello; and her stepson, Austin Wheeler.

She was predeceased by husband of many wonderful years, Richard Wheeler; brothers Wesley Bennett Jr. and Richard Bennett; and her parents.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 8, time and location to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: The of Counseling Service of Addison County and Homeward Bound: Addison County’s Humane Society in honor of her deep passion for dogs.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10◊

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