Shaun Merle Litchfield

Born: Sun., Oct. 16, 1960
Died: Fri., Jul. 31, 2020

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RUTLAND – Shaun Merle Litchfield, age 59, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Pines at Rutland following a courageous battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Shaun was born in Rutland on October 16, 1960.  He was the son of Lyle Litchfield and Doris (Christian) Litchfield. He had been a resident of Rutland since 2017, moving there from Bristol.

Shaun is survived by his mother Doris Downs of Middlebury, one daughter Jessica K. Friend (Matt); a sister Callie Litchfield of Middlebury and two brothers: Mark Litchfield (Janet) of St. Albans and Rob Litchfield (Samantha) of South Burlington. He is also survived by four beloved grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shaun grew up on the family dairy farm in Shoreham. He attended elementary school in Shoreham and graduated with the Middlebury Union High School class of 1978. He began working part time at Middlebury College as a chef in Food Services in 1977.  Shaun retired in 2017 after a 40-year career with the College. While at Middlebury College he served in management positions and enjoyed catering special events at both the Middlebury and Bread Loaf campuses.

Shaun was an avid sports fan, and a repository of statistics related to his favorite teams and players. From a young age he followed the Boston Red Sox and loved going to Fenway Park to experience the excitement first hand. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, often with his brother Mark. He was voracious reader (Clive Cussler his favorite author), and a wordsmith who found humor in the idiosyncrasies of the English language. Shaun looked forward to attending family gatherings, and proudly watched his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews participate in various sports, gymnastics, and dance recitals.

A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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Tom Litchfield
   Posted Tue August 18, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Shaun. I hope the days ahead are brighter for all of you. I have a lot of memories of him and the rest of you while we were growing up.

I hope everyone is keeping well.


Tom Litchfield
Chariton, Iowa

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