Shirley A. Winter
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JACKSONVILLE- Shirley A. Winter, 77, died at her home on Saturday, November 23, surrounded by her loving friends and family. Mrs. Winter was born in Philadelphia on April 11, 1936, from the daughter of the late Claude and Rose (Binder) Hunesberger. She grew up in Philadelphia where she graduated high school and then secretarial school. Mrs. Winter married Joseph Winter on June 25, 1955, and they started their family in Levittown, PA. They then made their home in Jacksonville for more than 40 years, where they were active members of the community, owning several businesses.

Mrs. Winter enjoyed working with children as a substitute teacher at Whitingham School and was director of the Jacksonville Community Church Sunday school program, which flourished under her guidance and participation. As a member of the church she served many years as the clerk and she was a 25-year member of the Mayflower Chapter #19 Order of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Oriental Shrine. Mrs. Winter was an avid reader, and she enjoyed crossword puzzles, the company of her grandchildren, and creating and displaying Christmas decorations.

She leaves her husband of 58 years; daughters, Sharon Berry and her husband husband Brett and sons, Dave, Shane, Brett (BJ), and Trevor, of Jacksonville; and Mindi Winter and her son Jay, of Northampton, MA; daughter-in-law, Laura Winter and her son Blake; son-in-law, John Costigan and his daughter Kate; brother, Claude Hunesberger, of Westchester, PA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Joey Winter, in 1996; daughter Jackie Costigan, in 2012; and sister, Rose Meixell.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 30, at 11 am at the Jacksonville Community Church. Members of Mayflower Chapter #19 will conduct their services prior to the start of the service. Friends may call at the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home on Friday from 6 to 8 pm when the family will be present. Memorial gifts may be made to Deerfield Valley Rescue in care of Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send condolences visit
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