Shirley J. Sanderson rites BARRE CITY — A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate the life of Shirley J. Sanderson, 70, of Grandview Avenue, was held on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. She passed away on June 3, 2019, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The Rev. John Milanese, pastor of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church of Randolph, was the celebrant. Crucifer, Fred Letourneau, was altar server. Words of remembrance were shared by her daughter, Kelley Sanderson. Scripture readings from the Old Testament were read by Kelley Sanderson, daughter, and Mary Beth Hebert, a family friend, read from the New Testament. Organist and vocalist Rosemary Badeau accompanied vocalists Ronald Routhier and Paul Plante in the hymns, “Be Not Afraid,” “In The Garden,” “Song of Farewell” and “Amazing Grace.” Soloist Rosemary Badeau sang “Ave Maria.” Father Milanese read the Gospel and delivered the homily. Offertory gifts were presented at the altar by Donna Brown, daughter, and Conner Brown, grandson. The Prayer of the Faithful was led by Mary Beth Hebert. Burial followed the Mass, in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, where she was laid to rest next to her beloved husband. Father Milanese read the committal prayers and gave the final blessing. Following the burial, family and friends gathered for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Arrangements were in the care of he Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.