Sudona ‘Sudsey’ Lou Hanfield, 74, of Brandon


BRANDON — Sudona “Sudsey” Lou Hanfield, age 74, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Sudsey was born in Rutland on Dec. 11, 1949. She was the daughter of Raymond and Gertrude (Pulling) Handfield. She grew up on the family farm in Brandon. She graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1968. Sudsey was a farmer. She loved the family farm, and later the Rivers Farm and working for Joyce Wheeler farming. Sudsey also drove a bus for Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union for 40 years. She later drove a bus for Bet-cha transportation for over 10 years. She enjoyed fishing and berry picking, for everyone else but never for herself. She loved to visit with everyone and make corn and apple fritters to share.

She is survived by three sisters, Gladys Ricketts, Velma Blodgette and Edna Kerr; and three brothers, Donald Hanfield, Russell Hanfield and Willaim Hanfield. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her parents; three sisters, Martha Hanfield, Pauline Emmons, and Thelma Savela; and two brothers, Francis “Herb” Hanfield and Lewis Hanfield.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, with graveside committal services and burial following in the family lot at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733 or to Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, Brandon.◊


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