BRATTLEBORO- Emily Chapman, 38, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 25, following a long battle with depression. Ms. Chapman, a lifelong resident of Brattleboro, will be remembered as a person of tremendous empathy and compassion who touched so many lives in such an understated way.
She had a profound love for animals, a deep ability to care for others, and was particularly adept at simple acts of kindness.
She made many friends through a career spent working at a number of downtown businesses and organizations, including the Backside Café, The Weathervane, and Arkham. Most recently, she worked as a shelter advocate at Groundworks Collaborative, a role that was a good match for her skills and compassion.
The friends she made throughout her career mourn deeply along with her family. Ms. Chapman is survived by her daughter, Annabelle Chappell; her mother, Nancy Hodecker; her father, Mark Chapman; her brothers, Matthew and Tyler Chapman; her stepsister, Courtney Hodecker; her maternal grandparents, Phillip and June Ames, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She also leaves behind Annabelle’s father, Dan Chappell, and his family who were deeply important to her. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to a trust that will support Annabelle in the future through education and other pursuits.
Visit gofundme.com and search for the Emily Chapman Memorial Fund.