Shirley A. Luce
June 1, 1932 -
Obituaries » Shirley A. Luce
Shirley Averill Luce, 84, died peacefully, in the comfort of her home with her loving family at her bedside.
She was born June 2, 1932 in Marshfield, the daughter of the late Albert and Gladys (Gray) Johnson. She attended Marshfield public schools. In 1949 she married Roy Collins Luce in Marshfield. Together they raised eight children.
Shirley was employed by several area businesses including, the Tassie Nursing Home, Sprague Electric, Rowan Court and McFarland House. She also helped her husband deliver grain to area farmers. In 1984 she retired to provide care for her mother-in-law, Margaret Luce.
She was a member of the Ladies Home Mission. She enjoyed cooking, riding her 4 wheeler, doing crafts, quilting and gardening. Shirley was lovingly devoted to her large family, and truly enjoyed spending time with all of them.
Survivors include: six children, Andrew Luce and his wife, Joanne of Cabot, Richard Luce and his wife, Marie, Timothy Luce, Peter Luce and his wife, Sandy, all of East Calais, Dennis Sicely of Plainfield and Debi Sicely of Montpelier; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; a sister Marjorie Cochran of Shelburne, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Roy Luce, a son Michael Luce, a daughter Averil Dunham, a grandson David Dunham, a grand-daughter Beverly Locke, a great-great grandson Matthew Locke, six siblings: Harold, Glen and Gerald Johnson, Beverly Peryer, Dorothy Debray and Kathleen McNanis, and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Luce.
Public visiting hours were held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.
To honor her request the Memorial Service will be private at the convenience of her family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Calais/Woodbury United Church, Roofing Fund, P.O. Box 93, East Calais, Vermont 05650 or to the Bible Baptist Church, 68 Vine Street, Berlin, Vermont 05641.
Arrangements are in the care of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm Street, Hardwick.