Julia M. “Julz” Lathrop 52, of Bristol


BRISTOL — Julia M. “Julz” Lathrop 52, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at home on in Bristol, Vt. She was born in Rutland, Vt., Jan. 9, 1971, the daughter of James Mailhiot Sr. and Clara (Phelps) Mailhiot.

Julia fought ovarian cancer for eight years with such courage and dignity that she gave hope to other cancer patients for a much longer survival rate. Julie loved gambling, gardening and cooking for her family. She had a talent for crafts, sewing, and computers. She enjoyed playing jokes on her aunt Sheila Jones and cousin Melody Shaw. She also loved camping, boating, bonfires, and riding in her slingshot, but most of all she loved her fur grandbabies Jax and JoJo. Julia adored her chickens and Bengal Cats.

Julia was strong to the end. She was a pillar of strength for our family and will be missed beyond words. She was our rock, she was our everything, and she gave so much helping others.

Julie worked previously for Martins, Freeman Jewelers and Tuttle Law Print, Inc., all located in Rutland, as prepress supervisor. She attended Rutland Town School, Mill River Union High School, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of St. Joseph.

Julia is survived by her parents, James and Clara Mailhiot of Rutland; her husband, Thomas Lathrop of Bristol; her son, Addison King of Rutland, and Tom’s children; sister Michele Mailhiot of Rutland; brother James Mailhiot Jr. of Rutland; a nephew, John Duggan; niece, Samantha Townsend; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her casino buddy, Amy Sue Sylvia.

She was predeceased by a brother, Michael Phelps of Rutland.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation and love to all the staff at Addison County Home Health & Hospice for their love and care of Julia.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be at a later date (bonfire) per Julie’s wishes. To send online condolences to her family please visit◊



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