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Manfred K. Hummel
  • In lieu of flowers, a donation in Manfred's memory may be made to the Parish of St. Paul

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For some strange reason, just today I was thinking of my favorite high school teacher, Manfred Hummel, so I decided to Google him. I was so sad to see that he had just passed away, and that I easily could have been reacquainted with him since I now live in nearby Needham, MA, just a few miles from his late home. Mr. Hummel inspired in me a love of literature and especially of Old and Middle English texts such as

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Posted by: Donald Lockhart - Needham, MA   Jun 13, 2018

Dear Margaret, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Betty Jane and Chris Allen


Posted by: BJ Allen - Essex Junction, VT - Family Friend   Jun 13, 2018


Posted by: Ted and Marie Tedford - Underhill Center, VT   Jun 12, 2018

I have always wanted to thank Mr. Hummel for being my teacher and for serving as such an inspiration to all of us with his gentle ways, a man filled with integrity. I had him for sophomore and senior years at Rice, lucky to have learned what I know of the American canon from this good man.


Posted by: Joyce Sheehey - Burlington, VT - Student   Jun 09, 2018

My deep sympathy at this time of loss. Manfred was a wonderful person and teacher. He influenced the lives of many young students and I will always be grateful for his support of my son, Dan
Linda Chiasson South Burlington Vermont


Posted by: A friend   Jun 08, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.


Posted by: A friend   Jun 07, 2018

Dearest Margaret -
We have been continually moved and inspired by the full and lovely life that you have both created together - by your commitment to "thinking globally" and "acting locally" - whether it was Manfred moving from Literature professor to building maintenance, and Margaret from State politics to inspiring this little parish to take big risks for justice and inclusion".. And especially holding dear in my memory laughter and story telling around your infinitely expandable kitchen table!. May Manfred's name continue to be a blessing

Love.. John and Tim


Posted by: John McDargh - Newton Centre, MA - Friend   Jun 07, 2018

Dear Margaret and children, Richard and I were so sad to read of Manfred's passing. I have only the happiest of memories of you, and him, and the kids while you lived in Burlington. We eventually joined your move out of Burlington to Jericho, though it seems that you moved to the suburbs of Boston to be near your children. I hope they and you are doing as well as possible. All is relatively "normal" here, with the exception that

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Posted by: Elizabeth Bernstein - Jericho, VT - Friend   Jun 07, 2018

Dear Margaret and Family,

Norm and I are so sorry to read of Manfred's death. We have fond memories of you and Manfred gardening in our backyard in Essex Junction. Manfred was a good man and enriched so many lives as a friend and teacher.

With deep sympathy and caring,

Mary and Norm Gauthier


Posted by: Mary Gauthier - South Burlington, VT - Friend   Jun 06, 2018

Dear Margaret,
I am so sorry to hear of Manfred's passing.
He was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met.And you two have been perfect partners.My thoughts and prayers are with Manfred, and you Margaret, and your family during this time. Gary Filak


Posted by: Gary Filak - Leesburg, VA - Friend   Jun 06, 2018