Tammy Lynn Shackett, 59, of Bristol
BRISTOL — After a life-long battle with many health issues, Tammy Lynn Shackett passed away unexpectedly surrounded by close family in Boston, Mass.
Tammy was born in Middlebury, Vt., June 16, 1963, to Charles and Anna (Aldrich) Clough of Bristol, Vt. Tammy lived in Bristol her entire life and attended Bristol Elementary, Mt. Abraham Junior and Senior High school, where she met the love of her life, Ronald “Peanut” Shackett. Tammy and Ronald were married Aug. 27, 1988, in New Haven, Vt., and welcomed two sons in the following years. Tammy worked at Simmons Precision in Vergennes
When their boys entered school, Tammy spent a lot of time volunteering at the Bristol Elementary School. When she wasn’t volunteering at the school, Tammy could be found volunteering with the Bristol Boy Scouts. After both her boys finished with the scouts, Tammy still volunteered her time as a den leader and behind the scenes. When Tammy wasn’t volunteering her time with her community she would be found spending time with her family. Above all other hats that she wore, Mimi was her most favorite.
In 2016, after many years on a waiting list, Tammy was the recipient of a double lung transplant. She was an avid advocate for organ donation, as it saved her life and granted her with six more years to spend with her loved ones. During those six years, she volunteered her time, once again, with Donate Life between parades, workshops and talking to local drivers ed classes on the importance of donation organs.
Tammy is survived by her husband, Ronald Shackett, and their two boys, Adam Shackett (Krystal Shackett) and Tyler Shackett (Katy Chaplin), both of Bristol. Tammy is also survived by her three sisters, Cheryl Salebra (Louis Salebra Jr.) of Rutland, Vt.; Cindy Euber (Shawn Euber) of Starksboro, Vt.; and Missy Clough (Ron Brown) of East Middlebury, Vt.; along with nieces, nephews and her four grandkids, Belle, Killian, Bina and Tank, of Bristol; and countless people who loved her dearly.
Tammy was predeceased by both of her parents, Charles and Anna Clough, her nephew Kevin Michaud, and her oldest grandson, Alexander.
Tammy wished to have a celebration of life. This will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the Bristol American Legion, from noon-3 p.m. We will be doing potluck for anybody who would like to bring a dish.
Donations can be made to gofund.me/be45f41e set up for Tammy and Peanut, or checks can be made out to Ronald Shackett and sent to the National Bank of Middlebury attn: Emily Baslow.
Other ways to honor Tammy’s memory would be to check to see if you are an organ donor. If you are not, and can, please consider giving the gift of life by signing up to be a donor, you could save multiple lives. ◊
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