Margaret ‘Margo’ Emmell, 86, of Ferrisburgh


FERRISBURGH — With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Margaret “Margo” Marie (Barbic) Emmell on May 25, 2024, at the age of 86. Margo peacefully left this world surrounded by her loving family and the supportive team at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Born on March 23, 1938, in Cooperstown, N.Y., Margo was the beloved daughter of Evelyn (Barbic) and Ward Cupps. She spent her life spreading joy, kindness, and love to everyone she met. Margo married the love of her life after 18 days, Andre Emmell, and together, they shared more than 62 beautiful years of marriage filled with love, laughter, and countless cherished memories.

Margo is survived by her devoted husband, Andre Emmell, and her sons, Todd Emmell of Colchester, and Scott Emmell and his wife Alice of Bristol. She was a proud and loving grandmother to Amber Emmell, Ashley (Emmell) Laforest and her husband Zach, Daniel Emmell and Brianna Rafus, Erica (Bergfeld) Reed and her husband Brad, and Ryan Bergfeld and his wife Danielle. Her joy was further amplified by her great-grandson, Cash Bergfeld.

Margo was also cherished by her siblings, Allen Barbic, Helen King and Ann Shaver (husband Doug). She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Ann Marie Allard, and her brother-in-law Gerry Allard and sister-in-law, Annette. Margo’s family extended to several nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly, along with numerous friends who were touched by her warmth and generosity.

She was predeceased by her parents, Evelyn and Ward Cupps; mother-in-law, Yvette Field; sister-in-law Annette; and her beloved daughter, Rebecca Jo Bergfeld (Kersmanc). Margo’s heart was always filled with the memories and love of those she lost.

Margo had a remarkable ability to bring people together and cherished every moment spent with her family and friends. Margo loved making people happy with her crafts and special, personally made cards to spread joy. Whether it was a simple family gathering or a joyous celebration, her presence was the heart of every event. Her laughter, wisdom, and unwavering support will be deeply missed.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Margo’s life will be held on June 8, at 11 a.m., at the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church (NFUMC) at 227 Old Hollow Road, North Ferrisburgh, Vt. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the church.

Margo’s legacy of love, compassion and dedication to her family will forever be remembered. She leaves behind a tapestry of cherished memories that will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. Rest in peace, Margo. Your spirit and love will continue to guide and inspire us always.◊


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