Shirley Ann McLean

A graveside service for Shirley A. Mclean, 77, who died Jan. 22, 2018, will be held June 24 at 11 a.m. at the Eden Cemetery with the Rev. Alden Launer officiating.

Shirley died after battling several health conditions for a long time.

She was born in Eden Aug. 22, 1940, daughter of farmers Hughie and Beatrice (Ingalls) McLean.

Shirley married in 1957, worked on a farm for many years and had five children. She divorced and continued to worked as a seamstress for Concord Manufacturing in Morrisville and sewed for more than 30 years.

After retiring from sewing, she ran her own cleaning business in Morrisville for over 10 years before retiring.

She moved to Port Charlotte, Fla., in 2011 and lived there until 2016. For a brief period while in Florida, she worked as a receptionist for a social service provider.

In 2016, she moved back to Vermont to be with her remaining family and settled in as a resident at the Maple Street Apartments in Hardwick, where she had many friends.

Shirley loved music and dancing. Early on in her life, she learned to play the guitar. There were many weekend jamborees of family and friends getting together to play music — guitar, bass guitar, banjo, fiddle and the accordion; there was singing and dancing, a celebration for all.

She was an avid gardener and prided herself on the beautiful gardens. She even had a vegetable garden last year and was so happy to can and make her pickles, like she had done while living on the farm.

She loved interior decorating and decorated every home she had. She did her own painting and hung wallpaper and even put down floors.

With her love of flowers, she took a class on arranging flowers and made many beautiful bouquets.

Shirley had a outgoing and young spirit and enjoyed life when feeling well. She loved casinos, bingo, traveling and the times with her family and friends.

Survivors include her son, Darrin “Moon” Judkins and his wife, Brenda (Boardman) Judkins (who was like a daughter to Shirley) of Hardwick; two daughters, Merrie Gagnon and husband Marc of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., and Sherrie Bull of Morrisville; her daughter-in-law Catherine (Grimes) Judkins (widow of Terry L. Judkins Sr.); a brother ,John McLean and wife Virginia (Deuso) of Eden; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her parents died earlier, as did her sisters, Beverly McLean and Eleanor Griggs of Craftsbury, her brother James McLean of Eden and William McLean of Belvidere, two sons, Randy Judkins and Terry L. Judkins Sr., both of Morrisville, and two grandchildren, Crystal Judkins and Terry Judkins Jr. (both children of Terry L. Judkins Sr.).

We use a Facebook Comments Plugin for commenting. No personal harassment, abuse or hate speech is permitted. Comments should be 1000 characters or fewer. We moderate every comment. Please go to our Terms of Use/Privacy Policy "Posting Rules and Interactivity" for more information.