Rhonda Mae (Lamoureux) Bashiru, 57, of Brandon


BRANDON — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rhonda Mae (Lamoureux) Bashiru. She passed away in the early hours Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vt. Rhonda was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother.

Rhonda graduated from Otter Valley in 1983. She would later go on to Mount St. Joseph Academy and receive a degree in teaching. She was admired by many and loved by all. She traveled to many parts of the world and met new friends.

Rhonda leaves behind her father, Raymond and her mother, Shirley, along with her sister, Jeanne and her brother-in-law, Robert Wood. Among those left behind are her children, Travis, Nichole and Johnathan; her nieces, Rebecca and Tanya; along with several grandchildren, Travis Jr. Thomas, Tyler, Hunter, Coleton, Addison and Kenzi, whom she loved greatly.

Rhonda opened her heart to many and never looked down on anyone. Her students adored her and respected her. Rhonda believed everyone should have equal opportunity to a proper education, and knowledge was power.

Rhonda had a gypsy soul that enjoyed traveling. She enjoyed her alone time to be able to sit and paint. She was an amazing artist. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Rhonda’s family has asked for any donations to help support Hazel Griffin as she is battling cancer and was a dear friend to Rhonda. Donations may be dropped off at 30 Union Street in Brandon, Vt., to Jamie Quenneville.◊


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