BERKSHIRE - Shirley B. Taylor, age 84, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans surrounded by her family.
She was born in East Angus, Quebec on December 27, 1934, the daughter of the late Emard and Ruth (Gill) Locke
Shirley grew up in East Angus and moved to Vermont in 1954 where she married her first husband Howard Laplant Jr. After the passing of Howard, Shirley and her children moved off the farm and she opened a daycare, which suited her nurturing heart. She married her second husband, Elmer Taylor in 1983 and the two enjoyed many years of traveling, playing cards, dancing, and spending time with friends. Shirley treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. She enjoyed countless family vacations to Ontario, listening and dancing to music, and large family gatherings. She had a flair for cooking, crocheting, knitting, and playing the piano, harp and accordion. Shirley will be remembered for her easy-going personality and her contagious warm smile.
She is survived by her children, Sharon Jedware and her husband Michael of Deltona, FL, Diane Stowe and her husband Larry, Kenneth Laplant and his wife Doreen, Beverley Doe and her husband Jamey, and Barbara Martin and her husband Robert all of Berkshire; step-children, Wendy Hammond and her husband Tim of Franklin, Melanie Osorio and her husband Dan of PA, Jenny of Rutland, Ricky, and Chris; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grand-children; companion, Richard Ploof of Enosburg; brothers, Stanley Locke of Toronto, ON, and Michael Locke and his wife Valarie of Perth, ON; brothers-in-law, Robert Laplant of Sheldon , and Roger Bill Laplant of NH; sisters-in-law, Audrey Gagne of Enosburg, and Norma Dubois of Richford; several nieces and nephews; and many friends who will miss her greatly. Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husbands, Howard James Laplant Jr. in 1968, and Elmer Gordon Taylor in 2000; brother-in-law, Richard Longe and his wife Shirley; sister-in-law, Lila Patch; and mother-in-law, Rose Taylor.
Visitation for Shirley will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 4-7:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Spears Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the East Franklin Cemetery.
For those who wish, contributions in Shirleys memory may be made to the Enosburg Food Shelf, P.O. Box 614, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
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