Jayme Lee Smiel, 33, formerly of Starksboro


BURLINGTON — Jayme Lee Smiel, 33, of Burlington unexpectedly left this world on Aug. 6, 2022. Jayme was born on May 16, 1989, to Mary Ellen Larrow and Keith Smiel.

She grew up in the hills of Starksboro and attended Mt. Abraham before living in Virginia for a short while. Jayme later worked towards her GED.

Jayme had a strong will and could achieve whatever she put her mind to. She had a strong love of acoustic music and art. Her cat Bear was her closest companion. Jayme put a smile on the face of everyone she crossed paths with. She had a larger-than-life personality and was never afraid to speak her mind. Her sense of humor and sarcasm will be remembered forever!

Jayme is survived by her father, Keith Smiel, his partner, Terri Dumont, and her children Erica and Timothy; her sister Roxy Smiel; and her sister Brandy (Larrow) Turgeon and husband Gene, along with her niece and nephew who she adored. She is also survived by Kimberly Coleman and extended family and her brother Tony’s daughters. Jayme is survived by grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. Jayme leaves behind many close friends who will miss her dearly.

Jayme at a young age was predeceased by her mother, Mary Ellen Larrow, who she missed with all her heart. In later years she lost her brother Tony Smiel (Tone Bear). They shared a wonderful bond that she never forgot throughout the years.

Jayme is resting with mother Mary Ellen Larrow and brother Tony Smiel at East Cemetery in Williston, Vermont.

Donations can be made to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) Foundation to fund research towards a cure. Donations can be sent to 200 S. Park Road, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021.

“May your playful soul shine on.”◊

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