The family of Jessica Renee Contois Kramer is heartbroken to announce her passing on February 14, 2023. She will be remembered as a shining light that we were able to enjoy for much too short of a time.
Jessica was born on September 19, 1983 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to her parents Jack and Irene Kupiec Contois. She grew up in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School in 2002. She continued her education at St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont, graduating in 2006.
Jessica became an incredible science teacher and worked in the Champlain School district for 15 years. The highlight of her teaching tenure was working with her colleagues and students in Harbor House at the Williston Public School.
Her illnesses ended her school career but not her passion for learning. During her medical leave she was able to complete her National Board Certification in 2019 and recently began following her dream with GrowVT-Ed, teaching future educators of Vermont.
Jessica fearlessly faced her challenges with strength, determination, and a constant smile.
She is survived and tremendously missed by her parents, her beloved sons Levi, age 9 and Lennon, age 8, Jaimie Kramer, her former husband, her sister Ashley Michael, brother-in-law Austin, and their children Mady, Carys and Graham. Jessica’s memory lives on with the special people in her life who were with her during every step of her brave journey. This included her godmother, Barbara Czerwinski, along with her cherished aunts, uncles and numerous supportive cousins.
Jessica’s loves of her life were her two little boys. No matter how she felt, she tried never to show her pain and always gave them her full love and attention. We believe they saw her as a hero and so did we.
Jessica was so loved that she deserves two memorial services. For her friends and coworkers in the Burlington, Vermont area, a memorial service has been planned for April 1, 2023 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Road, Essex, VT.
Family will gather for a memorial service in Adams, Massachusetts the weekend of May 20, 2023. Specific arrangements have not yet been finalized.
Because there have been so many inquiries, a memorial fund has been set up to receive donations to help fund her young sons’ future education. Donations in the form of a check should be made out to Irene Contois with the memo stating “Memorial Fund”. Donations may be mailed straight to Adams Community Bank, P.O. Box 306, Adams, MA 01220 or sent through Venmo to @LeviLennonMemorialFund starting February 24, 2023.