Shirley Ann Wrisley

Shirley Ann Wrisley

                Shirley Ann Wrisley, 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at McClure Respite House in Colchester.

             She was born on October 27, 1935 in St Albans,  the daughter of James Underwood and Aurise Dumas Underwood.  She was married to the love of her life  Kermit C Wrisley (predeceased) She had touched many hearts as she had a heart of gold. She had many friends and had donated to many charities. She had worked part time for the Vergennes postal service and Wrisleys Bike Service. She loved playing the harmonica , watching television, she loved watching Gunsmoke and the Young and the restless, she also loved talking on the phone with her friends and family on a daily basis. Also she loved her Grand Puppy Mookie. When visiting her , you could not leave there without her giving you something. Shirley is survived by her sons Kermit Jr Wrisley and wife Roxanne Wrisley of Taunton Mass , Kenneth Peter Wrisley and wife Deena Wrisley of Malletts Bay Colchester.  And James C Wrisley of Castleton . Her sister Loretta underwood Jarvis , her sister in law Rita Underwood , brother in law Ray Raia  ,  Orville Davis and  also Harvey Findling.   Her Grand children Stacy Wrisley of Pennsylvania and Tyler Wrisley of Ferrisburg along with many nieces and nephews. She was pre deceased by her parents James Underwood , Aurise (Dumas) Underwood, her husband Kermit C.Wrisley, her sisters Theresa underwood Davis, Marilyn Underwood Raia and Judy Underwood Findling and brother James Underwood Jr and also brother in law Francis Gary Jarvis

Services will be held In Vergennes at the Brown & McClay Funeral home Calling hours will be Wednesday Nov 29th from 5:00 p,m. to 7:00p,m. Full church service will be in Vergennes at St Peters catholic church on Thursday Nov 30th at 10:00 a.m.

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Kathy Davis Persons
7 months ago

Aunt Shirley was a very special Aunt and was always happy and loving. Loved her dearly. When I was a child, I use to remember her letting me have bubble gum from the bubble gum machine in the Bicycle shop. She loved spending time at the Camp. She had a passion of making wreaths every year at Christmas. Her and Uncle Kermit rode in the Memorial Vergennes Parade on the Bicycle built for 2 throwing Candy to Kids. She had a Large Heart, and I will Miss her dearly. Love you Aunt Shirley, we will meet again.

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7 months ago


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Thomas T DeMatties
7 months ago

Thanks Shirley for the days and years of freindship. You have been a friend to our whole family. We visited often and will miss your harmonica phone calls for our birthdays and the cards you gave us. For your “daughter” Corie, you were her “Mom”. From our house on School Street to yours and even to your apartment, we walked often. All the stories and laughter will be remembered. We cared deeply for you, so let’s have a root beer and a couple episodes of Gunsmoke one more time. Thanks be and God Bless, from Corie, Tom, Matt, Sam, and Hannah DeMatties

Gina Villeneuve-Bove
7 months ago

I remember how sweet she was when we visited the bike shop, and we always left after eating cookies.
Mr. and Mrs. were always so nice.

Deena m Wrisley
7 months ago

Shirley, you will be very missed by Kenny and your favorite Daughter inlaw Deena, we gave you the best loving care anyone could ever have! You always remembered my days off. and you always insisted giving things to me before leaving you, and mookie loved you as much as you loved him.You will be greatly missed by many.

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