Joyce M. Shepard
M. Shepard, 90, passed away peacefully at the VNA Respite House, in Colchester,
VT, on September 18, 2018, following a brief illness. Her loving family was at
She was born on February 7, 1928, in North
Hero, VT, daughter of Fred and Anna (Lapointe) Beshaw. Joyce was one of twelve
Married the love of her life, Lyle Shepard, on March 1, 1947. Together they
raised three sons. The happiest moments in her life were spent with her family.
will remembered by her extended family, friends and community as a very caring,
loving, selfless and devoted woman.
is survived by sons Allen and wife Mary of Winooski, Stanley of Starksboro, and
Jeffrey and fiance’ Tracy of Bristol. Her sisters Hazel of CT, Theresa of
Vermont, and sister-in-law, Louise Shepard of Williston, VT, four
grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, fifteen great great grandchildren and
numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lyle,
daughter-in-law Earline, grandson Andrew and granddaughter Wendy.
family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Pillsbury Manor
South, where she lived for the past two and one-half years and Dr. Zail Berry,
and staff at the VNA Respite House for her wonderful care.
mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Monday, September 24,
2018 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Hinesburg, VT. Burial will follow in
Green Mount Cemetery in Starksboro.
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VT Cancer Society, 55 Day
Lane, Williston, VT 05495, or McClure Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt
Highway, Colchester, VT 05446. To send online condolences to her family please