Shirley M. Plouffe

Shirley M. Plouffe

SHIRLEY M. PLOUFFE – BRIDPORT – Shirley M. Plouffe, 80, of Bridport, passed peacefully in the arms of her savior, surrounded by her loving family, Sunday morning, August 25, 2019.  She was born on February 19, 1939, in Sudbury, VT, to Leo and Yvette (Larocque) Desforges.  She grew up on the family farm and was a fashionista that caught the eye of an equally sharp dresser, Aldee Plouffe, and were married on June 6, 1959.

They purchased the family farm in Bridport in 1961. She was a mother and homemaker to six rambunctious children while working the farm for 28 years.  After they sold the farm, she became a home health care provider. She belonged to the Bridport Ladies Auxiliary and Thursday afternoon bowling league.

Shirley had a zest for life. She loved music, dancing, fishing, board/card games, crocheting, throwing wonderful parties, and traveling with friends. She shared a love of gardening and with her husband, had beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She was a wonderful cook and everyone was welcomed. She would always volunteer to chaperone school trips, which all the kids enjoyed. She was a loving wife and amazing mother and grandmother. Her happiest moments were spent being with family and friends, laughing, joking, and being with her little dogs Ruby and Bear.

She is survived by her six children, David Norton (Rose), of Pittsford, Debra Hayes (David), of Essex, Allen Plouffe (Linda), of Shoreham, Maurice Plouffe  (Penny), of Weybridge, Gerry Plouffe (Shannon), of Addison, Leann Mathieu (Serge), of Concord, N.C.; twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roland (Jaska); Raymond (Sharon); Paul (Beverly); a sister, Yolande Larson (Robert); and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, and two brothers.

The family would like to thank all the family and friends that provided many wonderful stories about our mother, food, and support. Thank you to all the wonderful friends and care providers at Elderly Services, and to Kathy L. and Kathy B. and Art with Home Health and Hospice, for all of their wonderful help and support. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Luke Austin as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Bridport Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753 or to the Alzheimer’s organization.  To send online condolences to her family please visit

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Mark and Cheryl Williams
4 years ago

So sorry to the entire family for your great loss. She was an amazing lady part of a truly wonderful couple we were blessed to have met and been a part of. She is now reunited with her beloved Mark and Cheryl Williams

Holly Nunn
4 years ago

My deepest condolences for your loss.
May you find comfort in your wonderful memories ,family and friends. 🙏❤️🙏
Shirley was an amazing woman. She will be missed.

George & Mary Ouellette
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss Jerry and family,She was a wonderful lady .

Sherry Ouellette
4 years ago

To the Plouffe family your mom was a special person who loved her family and life. She raised a wonderful loving family. Now it is her turn to be at peace and be reunited with your dad the love of her life..RIP my friend and may the memories of all the good times help all of you in your loss .

Noela Brunet
4 years ago

My sympathy to Shirley’s family! May she Rest In Peace!

Claire(LaPorte) Pate
4 years ago

Such a beautiful soul – I was blessed to have you a part of my life. RIP Shirley – I will remember your beautiful smile and mischievous laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Plouffe/Desforges family who have a very special place in my heart – always.

Charlotte Birchmore & Jim Amstein
4 years ago

Our sympathies are with you. She lived a very fulfilling live and will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Fred and Peg Plouffe
4 years ago

Our Prayers and Condolences are with your family at this time of your loss.

Mike & Susan Ladue
4 years ago

We are very sad to learn of Shirley’s passing. Although we were neighbors with Aldee and Shirley on Lake Street for only a short while, we knew them to be wonderfully caring, happy and fine people! Our thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and Aldee’s family and friends.

Suzanne Buck
4 years ago

So sorry to hear of Shirleys passing. She was a wonderful kind and warm individual who truly loved life. She will be missed but will continue in your memories. She is now in the hands of God and reunited with Aldee! Prayers for all

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