Randall E. Langdell, 65, of Johnson died Tuesday May 21, 2019, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville.
He was born in Burlington Oct. 27, 1953, son of Wayne P. and Roxanna (Hutt) Langdell, and graduated from Lamoille Union High School.
Randy was a self-taught chef and cooked at many area places, including Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Copley Woodlands in Stowe, and Clark’s Nursing Home, to name a few. Residents of the nursing homes loved his old-fashioned, tasty dishes.
Randy was happiest in the woods, hunting, or sitting on a bank fishing, or at home playing cribbage with his good friend Andy or his sister Nancy.
He loved to garden, especially growing tomatoes and giant pumpkins. He was always willing to house-sit and pet-sit for friends and family while they were away.
Randy was a quiet, kind man and will be missed by his many friends and family.
Survivors include his son Zadock Masson-Monteith (and Jill Lanpher) of Johnson; his daughter Elizabeth Masson-Monteith and grandson Brandon Allen of Hyde Park; two sisters, Nancy Breault and husband Guy of Enosburg, and Joan Tobin and husband Walter of Waterville; two brothers, Ronald Langdell and wife Eileen of Cambridge, and Ricky Langdell and wife Karen of Johnson; a sister-in-law, Jane Langdell of Cambridge; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents died earlier, as did a sister, Pauline Langdell, and brother, Gideon Langdell.
Burial will be held in the family lot on Friday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Waterville. A reception will follow immediately at the home of Joan and Walter Tobin in Waterville.
As Randy wished, there are no calling hours.
Contributions in Randy’s memory may be made to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 154 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661 (lhha.org). The family invites people to share memories and condolences at awrfh.com.