July 20, 2017


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Laure Isabelle Marie Angel, 36, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in the Northeast Kingdom town of Brighton, Vt. following a snowmobile accident.

Laure was born in Villeubanne, France on March 30, 1980, the daughter of Gilles Angel and Françoise (Devau) Hatfield, and moved to Virginia with her mother as a teenager.

She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in education. She was an avid biker and outdoors person, hiking the Appalachian Trail two times. She died enjoying the outdoors.

Laure was scheduled to be sworn in as a U.S. citizen on March 20, 2017. She was a middle and high-school teacher at CVU before teaching at U32 in Montpelier, where she taught social studies. She was also a department head at U32 and a union official.

She will be dearly missed by her students, friends and family. Laure is survived by her mother Françoise Hatfield and her husband Kenneth of Dunn Loring, Va., by her fiancé and best friend Kevin Wood of Williston, her stepsisters and brothers Emily Angel of Barcelona, Spain, Fin Hatfield of Dunn Loring, Michael Hatfield of Falls Church, and Keith Hatfield of Leesburg, and by Skadi Hatfield, the mother of her niece Vivian and nephew Nicholas.

Laure is also survived by her future in-laws Kevin and Heidi Wood of Williston and their children Sherman Wood of Bristol and Tasha Manchester of Grand Isle.

She was predeceased by her father Gilles Raymond Angel in 2012.

Visiting hours were Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton. Memorial contributions may be made to the U32 scholarship fund in Laure Angel’s name to 930 Gallison Hill Road Montpelier, VT 05602.

A Celebration of Laure’s life was held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Burlington, Vt.

Online condolences may be made at minorfh.com.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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