Rachel B. Codding, 94, of Middlebury


MIDDLEBURY — Rachel B. Codding of Middlebury, Vt., passed away early Tuesday morning on March 21, 2023, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Cornwall, Vt., the daughter of Ernest and Juliette (Larocque) Bourdon, on March 1, 1929. She attended a private Catholic school in Philipsburg, Quebec, Canada, and Middlebury High School, class of 1946.

Rachel worked as a secretary for the University of Vermont Extension Service and the Van Raalte Company in Middlebury, The Bank of Newport in Newport, N.H., The Husbandry Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., and the Engineering Department of the General Electric Company in Burlington, Vt., for several years.  In Middlebury, she opened and operated The Middlebury Office Supply Store on Merchants Row, which later became Main Street Stationery.

She is survived by one sister, Rena Kindregan of Corvallis, Ore.; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Betsy) Bourdon; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gregory A. Codding; a brother, J. Andre Bourdon Sr.; sisters Ange-Aimee and Madeleine Angier, Marie Kenyon, Laurette Wetmore, and Marie Louise Seith; nephews J. Andre Bourdon Jr., Bruce Bourdon, Patrick Angier, Jared Wetmore, and niece Kelly Wetmore Lowd; and by brothers-in-law Carl Angier, Jack Kindregan, John Wetmore, Donald Kenyon, J. Francis Angier, and Karl Seith.

Rachel was a former member of the Middlebury College, Ralph Myhre Golf Course, a member of RSVP, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption, Middlebury, Vt.

A private Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Middlebury.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption, 326 College Street Middlebury, Vt.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home. Online condolences at ◊


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