Elizabeth James McCredie

Elizabeth James McCredie, a long-time resident of Woodstock, VT., passed away peacefully at Woodstock Terrace Wednesday, July 27th, 2022. Born in 1933 in Buffalo NY to Gordon and Evelyn James. She received a Fashion Merchandising degree from Southern Seminary in Virginia. She went on to be a retail store manager at LL Berger overseeing the lingerie department. It is there she met her future husband, Robert Lewis McCredie.

Liz married Robert L. McCredie in 1954 and soon after they had three children while living in Rumson, NJ. In 1969, Liz and Bob wanted to move to Vermont. They moved the family to Barnard VT., where they enjoyed snowmobiling, skiing, horseback riding, and gardening.    Since the kids had many high school activities in Woodstock, they moved into town.  Liz became an active member of the St. James Episcopal church and eventually commuted to Burlington to work at Fletcher Allen Hospital (Now UVM Medical Center) for 20-plus years. She managed the Clergy Department.

Her passion was to help patients and families with grief and loss.

Liz was classy, full of fashion, and loved being the “life of the party”. She enjoyed spending time with her close group of friends playing tennis, skiing, riding horses, and entertaining. She worked at Ann Taylor in Woodstock East. She was later a member of the Red Hat Ladies in Eastman, NH.

“Liz” loved her family…She loved gathering with family to celebrate holidays and birthdays. She and Bob made annual trips to Bermuda and the family traveled to Europe and the Virgin Islands.

Robert passed away in 2017. Liz moved to New London, NH, and then to the Woodstock Terrace in 2019. When the pandemic hit, they were in lockdown for a year. She started painting again. Painting was her passion to keep busy. She turned her passion into a business, selling her artwork online and being featured on the Super Seniors segment of WCAX, the CBS affiliate in Burlington.

She is survived by her two daughters,  Karen Zaretzky and son-in-law Ron Zaretzky of Mendon, VT. , Susan McLaughry and partner Rob McLaughry of Norwich, son Robert Jr. who’s residing in the Dominican Republic, and two grandchildren, Emily McLaughry and Paige McLaughry. Liz had one brother, Thomas M. James. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. He did many top-secret reconnaissance flights over Vietnam. He passed in 2018.

A celebration of life will be announced at a future date.