Shirley Ann (Rivers) Croll
Shirley Ann (Rivers) Croll passed away on October 25, 2021 at the age of 85. She was born on February 1, 1936 in Colchester, VT to Raymond and Helen (Vancor) Rivers. She graduated from Essex High School in 1954 and then Burlington Business School in 1955. Shirley worked in the insurance business as a claims adjuster for 40 years. She married William G. Croll on December 7, 1966.
She loved everything cats! There wasn’t a cat she would not pet, hold or adopt. Shirley was always there for her family and friends and kind to everyone she met. Her smile was infectious.
One of the highlights of Shirley’s life was taking a cross country road trip with her best friend Kay Root to Oregon. She spoke of her adventure to the wonderful nurses at Green Mountain Nursing and Rehab Center just days before her passing.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband William Croll in 1980, by her special friend Francis Pidgeon in 2015, and her grand-nephew Adam Rivers in 1994. She is survived by her brother Fred Rivers and his wife Theresa, her niece and nephews David Rivers and his wife Noreen, Sharon (Rivers) Leonard and her husband Dave, Tom Rivers and his wife Rita and Bill Rivers and his wife Karen. She is also survived by her eight grand and four great-grand nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1pm at Fairview Cemetery in Essex Junction, VT. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in Shirley’s name to Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403.