Sharon Bassett Butterfield, 71, of Middlebury


MIDDLEBURY — It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Sharon Bassett Butterfield, a beacon of love and warmth in our community. Sharon graduated from Fair Haven High School in 1971. Sharon left us peacefully on May 21, 2024, at the age of 71.

Born on Jan. 28, 1953, Sharon’s infectious smile and compassionate spirit brightened the lives of all who knew her. Her love for children was evident in her career; she ran a cherished in-home daycare for over ten years. The children under her care were not just children but extensions of her family, each one touched by her nurturing and attentive nature.

In the past nine years, Sharon extended her caring nature to the elderly, dedicating her time to preparing meals for the Residents at Otter Creek. Her meals were more than just food; they were an expression of her love and care, bringing comfort and joy to many seniors in our community.

Sharon’s legacy is defined by her immense kindness and unwavering dedication to others. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Edgar Butterfield Jr.; her three sons, Eric, Jamie, and Jeremie; and five grandchildren, who were the light of her life. Her family, friends, and all those she touched will forever remember her generous spirit and the warmth of her smile. Sharon is survived by her beloved siblings: Karen, Brian, Kathy and Brad.

The family will receive friends and loved ones at a wake to honor Sharon’s life on Tuesday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Sanderson -Ducharme Funeral Home, located at 117 South Main Street Middlebury. A service to honor Sharon’s will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 1:00 p.m., at The Methodist Church in Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. There may be a celebration of life later to be announced on social media.

Sharon Bassett Butterfield’s life was a testament to the power of love and kindness. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her.

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


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