SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Christopher James Baptie, 36, formerly of Springfield, Vt. passed away on Friday Nov. 3, 2017 at his home in Clayton, N.C. due to an aortic aneurysm. Baptie was born in Springfield to Asa “Bill” Baptie and Charlene Kelley Baptie on March 20, 1981. He attended schools in Springfield, Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. And AMI in Daytona Beach, Fla. Baptie was employed by Bel-Ray Performance Lubricants as a market development manager for the past eight years.
Baptie is survived by his patents, his wife Tara Olney Baptie, his beloved step daughter Brianna Lachapelle, his brother Nicholas and his wife Ginger, along with their children Sydney and Andrew of Greenwich, N.Y. He leaves his paternal grandparents Asa and Rose Baptie of Springfield and his maternal grandmother Marilyn Kelley of Rutland; several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends in North Carolina and Vermont as well as his wonderful Bel-Ray family.
Services for Baptie will be on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield followed by burial at St. Mary’s cemetery. A reception will follow at the Moose club in Springfield at 1 p.m. Donations should be made to the Springfield Booster Club in lieu of flowers at P.O. Box 666, Springfield, VT, 05156. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.