Judith Marie Desautels, 57, of Lincoln


LINCOLN — Judith Marie Desautels, 57, of Lincoln, Vt., passed away on Feb. 13, 2024, with her loving family by her side, due to complications from end stage renal disease.

Judy was born in Burlington, Vt., on July 16, 1966, the daughter of Gilbert Joseph and Mary Jane (Schmaldienst) Mongeon, and graduated from Winooski High School in 1985.

Judy will be remembered as the most beautiful, kind and caring person you would ever have the pleasure to meet. To experience the life journey with her was a true blessing. Judy and her husband Craig met 36 years ago while working together. Together they have endured many of life’s challenges, but even on the most challenging days, they always were there for each other.

She was a natural mother, and so proud. She cherished every child she had ever met, including nieces, nephews, cousins, and children from the pre-school and her beloved bonus granddaughter, Ally. She loved them all and frequently spoke of them. She most enjoyed spending time with family, whether it was at a rustic deer camp, summer camp, sitting by the river watching her sons fish or just simply sitting around a bonfire with her boys. It was important to her to be with people she loved and the people around her felt that love in every hug, smile and conversation. Joy to Judy was to join in someone else’s joy.

Judy was predeceased by her mother, Mary Jane (Schmaldienst) Mongeon, and her father-in-law John A. Desautels Sr. She is survived by her father, Gilbert J. Mongeon; mother-in-law Diane S. Desautels; as well as her husband and partner in life for 36 years, Craig Desautels; their sons Dakota and partner Tianna, Tyler and Jackson; her beloved bonus granddaughter, Allison; sister Susie Robinson and partner Will Pate, sister Nancy (Matt) Villemaire, brother Tom (Meghan) Mongeon, brother-in-law John (Kirstin) Desautels Jr., sister-in-law Angelique (Wade) LaBelle, brother-in-law Lance (Jess) Desautels; and her many, much loved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In Judy’s honor, please consider organ donation. To register or for more information, please see the following sites:

Organ Donation in Vermont (

A celebration of life and services will be held at a later date.  ◊


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