Kayla D. Crosby RUTLAND — Kayla Dawn Crosby, 42, of Rutland died unexpectedly Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, due to complications of a drug overdose. She was born in Rutland on July 28, 1977, the daughter of John K. and Sharon (Allen) Crosby. Kayla grew up in Rutland and graduated from the Fair Haven Union High School in 1995 where she was on the basketball team. She had been employed by several Rutland area companies as a clerk, landscaper and retail associate. She enjoyed playing basketball, cooking, journaling, road trips, playing bingo with her Mimmie and had wonderful penmanship. Kayla loved the New York Yankees, she was a diehard fan for many years. Kayla was a "friend of Bill’s” and involved with Turning Point Center for many years. Survivors include her mother, Sharon Crosby; a brother, Toban Crosby and significant-other Angela DeLauri of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; stepmother, Karen Gray Crosby of Wallingford; her Uncle Doug Allen of Rutland, Uncle Mark and Aunt Linda Allen of Wallingford, her Aunt Kathy Allen of Rutland, and her Aunt Diana and Uncle Bill DelGiudice of Sanford, Maine. She is also survived by several cousins, including Laura Allen LaFond, Kathleen Mayer and Donnie Mayer. She is also survived by many dear friends whom Kayla loved with all her heart. She was predeceased by her father, John K. Crosby, in 2013; and by the love of her life, Lorraine “Mimmie” Allen, who had a special connection to Kayla. She was also predeceased by her grandparents, William "Bumpie" Allen, and Kenneth and Betty "Nana" Crosby. She was also predeceased by her cousin, Ben Mayer; and her best friend, Becky "Gumdrop" Murdock. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the East Clarendon Cemetery with her beloved Mimmie. Arrangements are with the Aldous Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Rutland, 60 Strongs Ave., Rutland, VT 05701. Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate, with which Kayla battled for some time. If you are struggling with addiction, please contact the National Substance Abuse Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357). As Kayla would say: “Every once in awhile, someone amazing enters your life... Here I am, you're welcome! Love you to the moon and back!”

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Sharon & Toby I'm so sorry for your loss.Kayla was a good friend and a good person.May you RIP and fly high girl.

Dee Felton

Kayla, you fought so hard for so many years. I will remember our talks and the last time that I saw you in the Rite Aid parking lot. Fly with the angels now. I will never forget you. Dee Felton


Kayla my dear friend!! It’s been a week since u left us!! I have never had a death hit me so hard! U truly were one of my closest truest friends! Ur now with Jesus dancing with him!!! U are one of my Angels now!! Forever in my heart!!! I love u! Till we met again!!


Kayla. I will forever see your contagious laugh. Your heart was bigger than life itself. It was an honor to be considered a second mom to you. I will miss you like no other until the day we get to laugh so hard our bellows can be heard across heaven! RIP my friend .... GOD and MIMI need you now. You will be missed here...



I only knew you briefly but your heart was easy to see. You were such a nice person I'm sorry you couldn't beat your demons but you rest now the pain is over. K. Costello aka Kim walker

Judy M

To Sharon and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Time may ease the grieving but it never leaves. I never met Kayla but I feel she was a genuine person and from the entries I've read she was loved very much. My sincere condolences.


So very sorry for your loss..rip kayla


Kayla I'm glad I meant you, I'm so sorry to you and your family you lost the battle, it is a struggle, everyday.. and its real.. fly high and for your family I'm sorry for your lost.. 🙏 🙏 for you...


Sharon, I am so sad for this!! Your pain, must be The Worst imaginable!!! 😥 I know it's been a while now but PLEASE let me know if I can do ANYTHING for you❣️❣️❣️

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