Shirley H. Fonda/Viens

May 10, 2018


Shirley H. Fonda/Viens

Essex Jct./Swanton - Shirley H. Fonda/Viens passed away on May 10, 2018 after a long illness. Shirley was born in Hinesburg, VT to Fordyce and Ora (Russin) Fonda. She attended Hinesburg schools, graduating from Hinesburg High School in 1955. She attended college before getting a job at Woolworth's in Burlington. She also worked for many years as a meat cutter at both the Grand Union and A&P in Essex Jct., VT.

Shirley married her long-time friend Lyman Viens in 2010. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, her close friends Donna Pecor and Judy Norton took care of her until she was no longer able to live at home alone. At that time Shirley went to live with her niece Brenda Wheeler and husband Bob in Swanton, VT where she resided until her passing.

Shirley is survived by her brother Harold Fonda of MA, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by several step-children. She was predeceased by her husband Lyman, her mother and father, and sister Irene Knox.

A special thank-you to Bob and Brenda Wheeler, Nancy Weatherwax, Star, Donna, and Judy who all helped with her care.

A graveside service will be held for Shirley on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Morningside Cemetery, East Charlotte, VT; Judy Norton officiating. 

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