Shirley M. Douglas, 87, of Cornwall


CORNWALL — Shirley M. Douglas, 87, of Cornwall, passed away in Phoenix, Ariz., following a long battle with kidney disease. She was born June 14, 1936, in Salisbury, Vt., the daughter of Rollin and Birdella (Bigelow) English.

Shirley attended Salisbury School and graduated from Middlebury High School in 1954.

She was a lifelong member of the VFW auxiliary, Post 7823.

Shirley enjoyed spending quality time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her favorite things was to travel, which she and her husband did often.

Shirley enjoyed gardening and loved to cook. She is best known for her macaroni and cheese and potato salad by both family and friends.

Shirley retired from Standard Register Co. in Middlebury, Vt., in June 1998 after 32 years of employment.

She is survived by her daughters, Sheryl (Michael) Paquette of Cornwall, Vt., and Theresa (John) Flood, of Glendale, Ariz., and stepsons Pat Douglas of Leicester, Vt., and Chris Douglas of Georgia, Vt.

Shirley is also survived by her grandsons, Daniel Paquette, Brian Paquette, Tyler Paquette, Levi Flood and Caleb Flood.; her seven great-grandchildren, Dixie, Lyra, Thompson, Torrin, Dillon, Nikolai, and Nadia; her brother Gary English; and sisters Etta Ball and Phyllis Gero.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, David (Mike) Douglas; her son Robert Newton, her stepson David Douglas Jr., her brother Rollin English Jr., her sister Annabelle Warner, and Richard Newton, father of her children.

There will be a celebration of Shirley’s life at a later date following a private burial service in the East Middlebury cemetery.◊


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