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Jan Paula Chamberlain

1953 - 2016 Jan Paula Chamberlain, 63, a resident of Kent Road passed away April 7, 2016 at her home. Jan was born on January 16, 1953 in Mount Kisco, New York. In 1971, instead of graduating from High School, she decided to hitch hike across the country with her future husband Arthur Chamberlain Jr (she did eventually complete her degree from John F. Kennedy High School). After traveling across the country and parts of Canada for a little over a year (Arthur calculates 13,000 miles) Arthur and Jan got married on August 12, 1972 and finally settled down in Atlanta, Georgia where she gave birth to her first son Joshua. In Atlanta she worked as a duo with Arthur cooking in a restaurant. Three years later she gave birth to her daughter Ivy in Vero Beach, while studying to be a nurse. Her next move was to Kent, Connecticut where her and her husband bought and operated the Bulls Bridge Inn. Zackary, her second son, was born during the renovation of this latest endeavor. After the sale of the restaurant Jan and her family returned to Yorktown, completing her circle around the country and giving birth to her third son Samuel. Tiring of the suburban shuffle she and her husband decided to pursue the dream of owning a Vermont Country Store, and carted their four kids to Wardsboro, Vermont in 1991. Jan is remembered for enhancing the lives of the people around her in small, almost unnoticed ways, which when reflected upon had more impact on them then they would have ever thought possible. Folks remember Jan as a hell of a dancer. Her daughter believes she would not have survived her first week being a new mother without her and her grand daughters believe that they "had the greatest spa days ever!" at grandma's house. Jan is also survived by her three sisters Joanne Badger of Clinton, NY; Judy Beale of Mount Pleasant, SC; and Jean Bieluczyk of Waterbury, CT. As an avid reader Jan would want any donations sent in her memory to the Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main Street, Wardsboro VT, 05355. There will be a memorial service for Jan late in the summer.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 13, 2016
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