Shirley J. Sanderson BARRE CITY — Shirley J. Sanderson, 70, of Grandview Avenue passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Hospital in Lebanon, N.H. Born in Burlington, Vermont on November 4, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mae (Iby) Sherman. Shirley attended Burlington High School. After her schooling she was employed as a banking technician at the University of Vermont and the Howard National Bank as a computer technician. On August 19, 1967 she married Harry Wallace Sanderson, Jr. in the Cathedral Catholic Church in Burlington. Her husband being in the service, they made their home in several states before retiring in Barre. He passed away on March 21, 2018. Among her interests were collecting lamps and antiques — but most of all she enjoyed spending precious time with her family. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include her three daughters, Paula Harrison of North Carolina, Donna Brown and husband Danny of South Carolina, and Kelley Sanderson of Montpelier; as well as five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by two sisters, Mamie Curtis of Barre, and Carol Bouchard of Claremont, New Hampshire; and several special nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. To honor her request, there will be no calling hours. Burial will follow the Mass at the Vermont Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center at 1 p.m. where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband. Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, VT. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at:

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Robin Barton

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your precious mother. I met her during dialysis and rode together for our treatments the last couple of months before she passed. During those rides, she talked lovingly about her three daughters and all the places your family lived over the years. She also talked so lovingly about her husband. I know you will miss her immensely.


We will miss you Mom. I know you are with Dad and your parents now and glad you were at peace when God decided to take you home. I feel fortunate to have spent so much time with you before I had to say good-bye. I love you Mom.

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