Agnes Benedict James

Weybridge, VT – Agnes Benedict James, 92, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2022 at Shard Villa in Salisbury Vermont. The daughter of Arthur and Edith Benedict, she was born in Middlebury Vermont on February 11, 1930.  She was a graduate of Middlebury High School and Middlebury College in the class of 1952.

She married Stephen James of Weybridge on January 5, 1952 and lived the rest of her life with him on Monument Farms in Weybridge VT. Agnes was a dedicated worker in many organizations. She was the Weybridge Congregational church organist for 40 years and could be found in the church kitchen working at the Chicken Pie Supper and many other church events. She spent many years working at the Round Robin Thrift Store and the Blood Drive in Middlebury. She loved her vegetable garden and time spent at the family camp on Lake Dunmore.

She was predeceased by her husband Stephen and son Timothy. Survivors include her daughter Linnea James Everett and her husband Bill of Hebron, NH, son Peter of Weybridge and his partner Deb Sherman, son Robert and his wife Karen of Weybridge and grandchildren, Chris, Monica and Andrew Everett, Tyler and Mallory James, and Dan, Ben and Katrina James.  She was the proud great grandmother of five great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister Myrdith McKinley and many nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Amy Cousino for all her home care, Elderly Services for their continued support through COVID, Age Well that provided many years of meals, Addison County Home Health for their skilled health care, and all the care givers at Shard Villa who provided loving care for Agnes and helped her through her last days.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shard Villa, 1177 Shard Villa Rd, Salisbury, MA  05769, Weybridge Church UCC 2790 Weybridge Rd., Middlebury, VT 05753, or Elderly Services/Project Independence, 112 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT 05753.

Arrangements under the direction of Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home. Online condolences at

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