BRATTLEBORO, VT – Ann Malcolm Kempf, 87, of Brattleboro, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on May 12th, 2023. She was born to Douglas Malcolm and Frances Foote Malcolm on March 28th, 1936, in Concord, New Hampshire. Ann graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1954, where she was fortunate to make many lifelong friends and was very active in the Alumni Association for her class. After her graduation, she moved to Southwick, where she lived for over 60 years and made many more friends. She spent many years working as a courier and enjoyed the travel opportunities that were provided to herself and her long-time partner, Clayton Cigal. She was known for her generous and charitable ways, including her work with the Crop Walk, annual Pumpkin Weekend and Our Community Food Pantry. Her family will fondly remember her masterful baking skills, in particular, her one-of-a-kind chocolate chip cookies.
Ann is survived by her sons Philip (Barbara) Kempf of Brattleboro and Lawrence Kempf of Cavendish; her sisters, Barbara Hunt of Guilford and Ina (Craig) Cassidy of Rutland and their families; her grandsons Christopher and James (Ali) Kempf. She also leaves behind Clayton (Gail) Cigal, Jr., Jeffrey (Michelle) Cigal, Scott Cigal, Marie (Michael) Daniels, and Debra Cigal, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her many friends, she leaves behind her beloved dog Bella.
She was predeceased by her parents; the father of her children, Philip Kempf; her partner Clayton Cigal, Sr.; John Cigal, Sr., John Cigal, Jr., and Joseph Cigal.
To honor Ann’s wishes, there will be a graveside service at the West Guilford Baptist Church at a later date. Donations in her name can be made to Our Community Food Pantry, 220 College Highway, Southwick MA 01077, or to the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.