Annabelle Jolie Robert
1993 - 2018
Annabelle Jolie Robert

Warren - Annabelle Jolie Robert passed away early Friday morning in Warren, VT as the result of a fatal car accident.

Annabelle was born June 14, 1993 to Paul and Corina Robert and grew up in Brewster, NY. She first came to Vermont to attend Champlain College and later made the Waitsfield Valley her home. Working at Sugarbush Resort, the East Warren Community Market and American Flatbread, she made many, many friends. Referred to as a "shining light in the community", she was truly a very special person who deeply loved her family, all little children, and dogs. She always smiled brilliantly. She radiated optimism when others were down and made those who seemed outcast feel included and worthy. She had her grandmother's deep appreciation of the natural world as she persisted in living off the beaten path where the views were most majestic. She taught herself to ski and never had trouble getting out of bed early on winter days off to make first runs on the mountain. Most of all, she loved hiking in the woods with her dog Bailey Rae. Annabelle had a mind of her own, and while her vision for life was often a mystery to us, we see how in her first young adult years, she overcame her own disappointments to become such a force of good in her world and in return, to be so loved by so many wonderful people.

Annabelle is survived by her mother Corina Robert of Southbury, CT, her father Paul Robert of Burlington, VT, her sister Nicole and her grandmother Florence Mooney, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

We are very grateful to the first responders and other emergency services for their rescue efforts. We are in awe of the passionate, caring outreach by so many in the Valley. A very special thanks to those at the Community Market and American Flatbread who have embraced us and brought people together to honor and remember Annabelle.

Her family and those who knew and loved her will gather to celebrate Annabelle's life and spirit on Sunday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Flatbread, 46 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield, VT. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Vermont Dog Rescue, PO Box 1112, Waitsfield, VT 05673.

Published by The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 6, 2018.
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Celebration of Life
11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
American Flatbread
46 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield, VT
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Words cannot express how I am feeling right now. I was your babysitter when you where very young. As i am googling you and your family's name to try and reconnect this breaks my heart to find this! You at only 2 yrs old and your sister Nicole inspired my life in so many ways! You are the reason that i continued to try to have a child for so many years, and finally just had her 14 months ago. You were a magical little girl and i am so saddened that you didn't get to enjoy a full life. My deepest condolences to your family. May you rest in peace.
September 11, 2018
Dearest Corina, Nicole and Paul.
We, your Carriage Hill family are devastated by the loss of our beautiful Annabelle. While we were only in your life for a fleeting moment, we will never forget her beautiful spirit, her smile and her kindness. Know that we are with you in spirit, and we will never forget how she touched our lives.
You have our love and our prayers,
with deep sympathy and shared devastation at your loss,
Alice Dave Devon and Lauren Q
August 11, 2018
Annabelle, a beautiful, shining light since she was a little girl when we first met her. We are so very saddened and send peace and love to her family.
The Moyer family
August 7, 2018
Susan Baum Moyer
August 7, 2018
I first met Annabelle when she came to my house on Prom Night for my daughter Courtney and her friends. She was there because she had befriended Jashka and was asked to now do the detailed work of hair and make up. She was a big sister to them that night and many other nights. A family member to the Hurlihys and Fureys, a lover of their dogs, and fellow lover of the mountains to them. I did not know her much beyond that day, but was warm to her friendly face at the market, engaged in our shared experience in our home. A meaningful connection that she has made to so many other community members and truly a beautiful addition to the Mad River Valley where she had made her home.

I am a parent of two teens/twenties. I want to express to Paul and Corina's, Florence and Nicole and all that IS for you now. I pray for you to be held, heard, seen and known in your unique experience of grief. I also want to honor all who grieve Annabelle and the joy and sorrow you are feeling. May we learn and grow from the life Annabelle lived and all that she touched. We are so lucky to have known that contagious spirit! Peace Peace Peace xo Jennifer Degen
Jennifer Degen
August 7, 2018
We are deeply saddened to learn about this tragedy. Though we never met Annabelle, we knew she was a bright spirit and an integral part and heart of her loving family. Our deepest condolences - she and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Leeds-Grant Family
August 7, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of darkness. May you find peace and hope as did the souls of the dearly departed before us.

The Prisciandaro Family
Manuel Prisciandaro
August 7, 2018
Annabelle, I want to mourn you but that does not seem right somehow. As I knew you, a vivid soul who lived fiercely and kindly, I think it would be wrong somehow to let tragedy and grief eclipse the memory of who you were. Rather, I will be grateful that you lived and thankful that your life touched mine. I take comfort knowing that your soul is now as free as your spirit always was.
Chris Wattenberg
August 6, 2018
Annabelle worked for me at The Edge in our Playspace. She was such a beautiful, sweet girl! I lost my 26 year old son 2 months ago... May the two meet in heaven. My deepest condolences to Annabelle's family.
Sue Rahmati
August 6, 2018
To know Annabelle was to know you were loved. You will be missed beyond words can say.
Michelle Elwell
August 6, 2018
Devasted by your loss and hope, after time, the memories you have of her will help you achieve some peace with her passing.

Praying for you all and sending much love from North Salem. The Cassano's
Rob Cassano
August 6, 2018
I did not have the privilege to know Annabelle, but I have been a devoted follower of her Mother, Carina Roberts, at the Flow to Fit Yoga Studio in Southbury, Ct. Carina is the most joyful and peace-loving teacher I have ever met, and the loss of her daughter must be beyond devastating. Annabelle shared those gifts, from everything I have read, and her sudden passing leaves a tremendous void in this world. God love her, and all her family and friends, who have to keep her spirit in their hearts and minds as they go forward without her physical presence. With love and sympathy to all, Mary Thomas
August 6, 2018
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