Shirley J. Meade
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Shirley J. Meade
Shirley J. Meade
BENNINGTON- Shirley J. Meade, 87, formerly of West Dover, Vermont, died June 24 at Crescent Manor Care Center.

Mrs. Meade was born in Wethersfield, CT on January 3, 1926, the daughter of Edwin and Madeline Johnson and attended local schools. She and her husband Tom built, owned, and operated the Red Cricket Lodge, now the Red Oak Inn, the Ironstone Lodge, and the Mountain Ski Shop, now Equipe Sport. She retired to Florida where she loved playing golf. She loved to walk and socialize and loved following her children and then her grandchildren in sporting events such as skiing, softball, and soccer. She was a horse show mom, travelling weekends to many shows with many families from the Deerfield Valley. She was a ray of sunshine in this valley and loved by so many.

Mrs. Meade is survived by her children, Scott Meade and his wife Katie, of Shelburne, Tallu Pelletier and her husband Ray, of Wilmington, and Nancy Gordon, of Kalamazoo, MI; her grandchildren, Jesse Hampshire and his girlfriend Megan, Katelyn Vervynckt and her husband Nate, David Haight, Kylie Gordon, and Alex and Leah Meade; her great-grandchild, Nolan Vervynckt; her stepson James Amodio and his son David, of Syracuse, NY; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999, and three grandchildren, Bryan Hampshire, Luke Gordon, and Zachary Meade.

Funeral services for Mrs. Meade will be held Saturday, August 3, at 11 am at the West Dover Congregational Church. Burial will be private. There are no visiting hours.

If friends desire memorial gifts in her memory may be made to the Bryan Hampshire Scholarship Fund, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences visit

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