Barbara Breckenridge Glade

March 27, 1929 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 92)


Barbara Breckenridge Glade
Shelburne, VT 

Barbara B. Glade, 92, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on January 21, 2022. She was born in Washington, D.C. on March 27, 1929, the daughter of Francis and Ida Breckenridge.

Barbara was pre-deceased by her wonderful husband, Richard W. Glade, (married February 3, 1951), and her infant son, Ricky. She is survived by her two loving sons, Gregory M. Glade (his wife, Barb Galgon) of Hinesburg, VT and Bradford B. Glade of Bolton, MA. She leaves four grandchildren (Marc, Matthew, Meghan, and Moses) and seven great-grandchildren (Shawn, Christopher, Mason, Ryan, Ian, Carter, and Madelyn).

She attended Wooster College where she met Dick and then transferred to the University of Illinois to be with him. There she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. With Dick, she began a life of exploration. They spent time living in Lebanon, Holland, Greece, and England from where they travelled to many other countries. Together they found the beauty of St. John, USVI where she discovered her enduring passion for snorkeling. This avocation guided her to journey to many regions and islands of the world, lush in their diversity of culture and marine life.

In addition to her globetrotting, Barb was a realtor for many years. She volunteered with AARP, AAUW, the CVU school board, Howard Mental Health, the League of Women Voters, Meals on Wheels, and VPR. Her social groups included Education and Enrichment for Everyone (EEE), Fortnightly, Hot Topics, the UVM Foreign Food Group, and the Women of UVM book group.

A celebration of her beautiful life and spirit will be held later this spring. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution in her memory may send it to: UVM Health Network Home Health and Hospice, 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446 (, earmarked for the Hospice & Palliative Care Program, who helped provide invaluable support to Barbara and her family during her final months. To leave on-line condolences for the family, please visit Information regarding a service for Barbara will be provided there at a later date.

We will be holding a memorial service for our dear mother, Barbara B. Glade, at All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, on Friday, June 10th beginning at 2:30, social gathering to follow. We invite you to join us in a celebration of her life. 

To help ensure the safety and peace of mind of those attending we ask that you be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Please bring a mask as we will decide closer to the date if it will be required or optional depending on virus status at that time.

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Memorial Service
June 10, 2022

2:30 PM
All Souls Interfaith Gathering
291 Bostwick Farm Road
Shelburne, VT 05482

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