Shirley Marion Douglass MOSCOW — Shirley Marion Douglass, 93, a longtime resident of Moscow, passed away peacefully at The Manor in Morrisville on Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2019. Born in Stowe on Feb. 9, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Davis) Moren. On March 12, 1943, in Stowe, she married Charles W. Douglass, her husband for 55 years. Charles predeceased Shirley on June 11, 1998. Shirley was a 1943 graduate of Stowe High School. After marrying, she was happy and busy as a homemaker and raising her family. With her children attending school, Shirley began her longtime employment, working alongside her husband, as a machine operator for George F. Adams Co. in Moscow. Charles suffered a stroke in 1989 and Shirley dedicated her life to his care until his passing in 1998. A woman of strong faith, Shirley was a longtime member of the Alliance Church in Colbyville and later, the Green Mountain Community Alliance Church in Duxbury. In her leisure time, she enjoyed the challenge of a good crossword puzzle, reading the Bible, staying current with the news and visiting with family during the summer months. Shirley is survived by her sons Scott Douglass, of Moscow, and his longtime partner Ellen Berrings, Sterling Douglass, of St. Johnsbury; two grandsons Samuel and Matthew Douglass, and Matthew’s wife, Cassandra, and their children Logan and Avery; two special nieces Sandra Dula and Judy Ross and husband Bob; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family. Shirley was predeceased by a son, Charles Douglass Jr.; sisters Marion Maduri, Carrie D’Anna and Lola Foran; and brothers Carson, Ray and Fred Moren, Guy, Clifford, Elwin and Irwin Shonio. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at the Green Mountain Community Alliance Church, 4987 Vermont Route 100 South in Duxbury on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. Interment will take place this spring in Riverbank Cemetery in Stowe. For those who wish, memorial gifts in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to The Copley Fund, P.O. Box 696, Morrisville VT 05661; or to the Green Mountain Community Alliance Church, 4987 Vermont Route 100, Duxbury, VT 05676. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.

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