1913-2014 VERNON Shirley May (Unwin) Eddy, 100, formerly of Melrose Terrace died early Tuesday morning at Vernon Green Nursing Home where she had been a resident since November 2010. Mrs. Eddy was born in Bernardston, Mass on July 27, 1913 the daughter of Simon and Lucy (Tuttle) Unwin. She attended school in Grafton and Bellows Falls High School. She had been employed at the former American Optical Company in Brattleboro and previously worked as a waitress at the former Brooks House on Main Street. A devoted homemaker, Shirley enjoyed sewing, gardening and travel. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in West Brattleboro and had held membership in the former Pomona Grange. She was the wife of Howard C. Eddy whom she married in Chester, Vermont on October 12, 1933. Her husband of 28 years predeceased her in 1961. Survivors include two daughters, Lucy Stacey of North Hinsdale, N.H. and Florence Parmenter and husband Thomas of West Brattleboro; one daughter-in-law, Carol Eddy of Hinsdale, N.H.; one sister, Eleanor Kingsman of Camden, Maine; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by one son, Howard Eddy, Jr., one daughter, Bernice Eddy, a grandson, Howard Eddy, III; three brothers, Donald Unwin, Carl Unwin and Stanley Unwin; and eight sisters, Helen Cross, Anna Rogers, Catherine Wright, Eva Waite, Charlotte Jones, Etta Bombard, Constance Goums and Phyllis "Jane" Burnett. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service in celebration of Mrs. Eddy's life will be celebrated at a later date to be announced by the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mrs. Eddy's name may be made to Vernon Green Nursing Home Activities Fund, 61 Greenway Drive, Vernon, VT 05354. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.
Atamaniuk Funeral Home
40 Terrace Street Brattleboro, VT 05301-2923
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 3, 2014