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Shirley Agnes Favreau

Shirley Agnes Favreau

Shirley Agnes  Favreau

(Densmore) of Winooski passed from this world to the next on June 16, 2015 while surrounded by the love of her family.  Shirley was born on Sept. 23, 1927 in Jericho, Vt. to William Leslie Densmore and Vera (Pettingill) Densmore.  She was the second of three daughters all orphaned at a young age.

Shirley graduated from Burlington High School in 1946.  She married Bernard Elias Favreau of Winooski in 1949.  She was predeceased by him in 1995.  Shirley was employed by General Electric for 31 years, retiring in 1985.

Shirley was predeceased by the love of her life, her granddaughter Wendi Ann LaPoint in 1990.

Shirley joined the retirement community at Whitcomb Woods in Essex Junction in 1992.  Shirley’s family would like to express their appreciation to all of her friends at Whitcomb Woods for becoming some of the best friends of her life.

She enjoyed bingo, puzzles, knitting and playing pool.  She was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox.  She was thrilled to have seen the Red Sox win the World Series twice in her lifetime.

Shirley leaves behind a part of herself in her daughters, Portia Shenette and husband Joseph, of Auburn, Mass., Susan Caruso and husband Patrick of White River Jct. and Pamela Favreau-Zugaro and wife Renee of Winooski. She also leaves her grandchildren; Joseph Shenette Jr.,  Kristen Shenette Butzke, Lumiere Viens, Alicia Zugaro, Justin Caruso and Ashley Swanson, and her great grandchildren; Roland, Zoe, Cecilia, Olivia, Isaiah, Thomas, Kingston and Anna.

Shirley spent the last 15 months of her life at Our Lady of Providence Residential Care Home in Winooski.  Her family cannot begin to express their gratitude for the love, laughter, friends and impeccable care she received there. She left this life and began her new journey surrounded by love and kindness.


Following Shirley’s request there will be no viewing.  A graveside service will be held at St. Francis cemetery, Weaver St. in Winooski on June 24 at 1:00 pm.  Arrangements made by LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers, it was Shirley’s greatest wish that donations be given in her name to the Wendi LaPoint Scholarship Fund at Milton High School.  Gifts should be made out to and sent in care of Susan Caruso at 50 Beech St., White River Jct. VT 05001.