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Judith Ann Schlegel

Windsor, Vt. — Judith Ann “Judy” Schlegel, 70, died peacefully, with her daughter by her side, Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2013, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. She was born March 3, 1943, the daughter of James and Christine (Goddard) Nowlan. Judy graduated from Windsor High School class of 1961 and later graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Hooksett, N.H., where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education. She was married to Edward R. Schlegel in Windsor on Jan. 29, 1966, and they were later divorced. Following her divorce Judy continued teaching while raising her four children. She taught in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Steubenville, Ohio, and finally middle school history at Barre City School for three years. Judy was active in the Marshfield, Rescue and Ambulance Squad as an emergency technician. She also served in Marshfield as a volunteer fireman, a school board member and was an extremely active member of the Martyrs of North America. Tragically in 1987, she suffered a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident which left her severely disabled. She has spent the past 26 years under full-time nursing care, most of that time at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.

She is survived by a daughter, Megan Oden of Stafford, Va.; three sons and their wives, Christian and Julie Schlegel of Armenden, N.J., Edward and Elaine Schlegel of Springfield, Va., Joshua and Amy Schlegel of Burke, Va.; six grandchildren, Zachary, Blake Alexander, Augustus, Addison, Will and Allie; five brothers, James Nowlan of Beaumont, Calif., Peter Nowlan of Randolph, Vt., Nicholas Nowlan of Panama City, Fla., Mark Nowlan of West Windsor, Vt., Patrick Nowlan of Agawam, Mass.; three sisters, Nancy Zurn of Raleigh, N.C., Martha Nowlan of Westford, Vt., Margaret Fullerton of Grand Isle, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Friday evening, April 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning, April 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor. The Rev. Thomas Mosher, Pastor will be the Celebrant. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall. Committal services will be held at a later date in the Sheddsville Cemetery in West Windsor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Activities Fund, at 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089.

Condolences may be expressed to Judy’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.