CATHERINE J. SHANKS - COLCHESTER - Catherine J. "Cathy" Shanks, 76, of Colchester, formerly of Lyndonville, died peacefully, with loving family by her side, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Catherine was born in Colchester on May 27, 1936, the daughter of Edward Earl and Adeline Mary (Latour) Sheehan. She was married at Christ the King Catholic Church in Burlington on Feb. 11, 1956, to John Bruce Shanks, who predeceased her on Aug. 30, 2008. Cathy was employed for many years as a cashier at Shop N Save in Lyndonville. She volunteered at Holy Cross Parish, often transporting friends and family for their appointments, and enjoyed cooking and knitting. Cathy is survived by three children, Anne Jacobs, Bruce Shanks, and Edward Shanks; five grandchildren, Megan Maynard, William Shanks, Josh Parker, Jesse Parker, and John Shanks; her brother, Lawrence "Larry" Sheehan and his wife, Polly; her sister, Mary Bushey; and extended family. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Church Road in Colchester. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St., in Winooski. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Colchester Food Shelf, P.O. Box 625, Colchester, VT 05446.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 10, 2013