WINDSOR - Judith Ann "Judy" Schlegel, 70, died Saturday, March 29, 2013, at the Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. She was born March 3, 1943, the daughter of James and Christine (Goddard) Nowlan.
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She graduated from Windsor High School, Class of 1961, and later graduated from Mount St. Mary's College in Hooksett, N.H., with a bachelor's degree in education.
She married Edward R. Schlegel in Windsor, on Jan. 29, 1966, and they were later divorced. She continued teaching while raising her four children. She taught in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Steubenville, Ohio, and then middle school history at Barre City School for three years.
She 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 a member of the Martyrs of North America.
In 1987, she suffered a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident which left her severely disabled. She spent the past 26 years under full-time nursing care, most of that time at the Mount Ascutney Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.
Survivors include a daughter, Megan Oden of Stafford, Va.; three sons, Christian Schlegel of Armenden, N.J., Edward Schlegel of Springfield, Va., and Joshua Schlegel of Burke, Va.; six grandchildren; five brothers, James Nowlan of Beaumont, Calif., Peter Nowlan of Randolph, Nicholas Nowlan of Panama City, Fla., Mark Nowlan of West Windsor, and Patrick Nowlan of Agawam, Mass.; three sisters, Nancy Zurn of Raleigh, N.C., Martha Nowlan of Westford, and Margaret Fullerton of Grand Isle; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor. The Rev. Thomas Mosher, pastor, will be the celebrant.
A reception will follow in the church hall. Committal services will be held at a later date in the Sheddsville Cemetery in West Windsor.
Friends may call Friday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Ascutney Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089.
Condolences may be expressed at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Rutland Herald on Apr. 3, 2013