Barbara Agnes Wade, 86, of Middlebury


MIDDLEBURY — Barbara Agnes Wade, age 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, with her loving family by her side.

Barbara was born in Worcester, Mass., on April 16, 1936. She was the daughter of Earl and Bronia (Maslowski) Anderson. She grew up in Worcester, where she received her early education and graduated from Commerce High School, class of 1954. On Nov. 17, 1956, she married Malcolm Brown Wade in Worcester.

They moved to Middlebury in 1966, where they raised their four children. She was very active at Valley Bible Church, of which she and Malcolm were part of the founding members. She loved to entertain her church family and all her children’s friends. After her children were grown, she spent much of her time caring for her elderly parents. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We would like to express our gratitude to her grandson, Joshua Wade, for taking such good care of her for the last few years.

She is survived by her daughter Brenda Wade and her fiancé Bobby Volk of Waterville, Vt.; her son Scott Wade and his wife Angie of Middlebury; her son Chuck Wade of Sudbury; and her daughter Susan Demers and her husband Paul of Concord, Vt. Ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive her. She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm, on Jan. 24, 2007, as well as her brother, Earl Anderson Jr., and a grandson, Ricky Beebe.

Sunday, Jan. 29, refreshments will be served at noon and a celebration of her life will began at 1 p.m., at Valley Bible Church in East Middlebury. Rev. Edward Wheeler, pastor, will officiate. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at a later date in Farmingdale Cemetery in Middlebury.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to Valley Bible Church, 322 East Main St., Middlebury, Vt., 05753.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.◊


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