HIGHGATE - Shirley A. Tompkins, age 84, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2019 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.
She was born in Sheldon on May 2, 1935 to the late William & Ruth (Bovatt) Machia.
Shirley was a hardworking mother who did all she could to provide for her family. Later in life, with the help of her daughter, she was able to achieve a life-long dream of owning a bakery. She achieved that dream and called it, Tasty Treats. It was located in Swanton. Shirley absolutely enjoyed sewing and loved flowers.
She is survived by her daughter, Faith Lavely, and her husband, Patrick of East Berkshire; sister, Jean Durkee; brother, William Machia; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her daughter, Hollie Jean Hamelin; grandson, Mark Shaw-Holt; siblings, Helen Kelly, Barbara Price, Ephriam Machia, Charlotte Lothian and Janet Machia
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Highgate Center United Methodist Church, 3273 VT Route 78, Highgate Center VT 05459. Interment will be private and held at a later date.
For those who wish, contributions in Shirleys memory can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern New England Chapter, 114 Perimeter Road Nashua, NH 03063.
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