Shirley Ann Brunton1

F, #44321, b. Oct 9, 1941, d. Oct 28, 2017
Father*Allen Wallace Brunton1 b. Nov 18, 1914, d. Dec 30, 1976
Mother*Rosanna M. Deuso1 b. Oct 21, 1916, d. Jan 21, 2012

Chronological Events

Birth*Oct 9, 1941 Shirley Ann Brunton was born on Oct 9, 1941 at Montgomery, Franklin County, Vermont, United States.1 
 She was the daughter of Allen Wallace Brunton and Rosanna M. Deuso.1 
Marriage*Apr 30, 1960 Shirley Ann Brunton married Eugene J. Sturgeon on Apr 30, 1960 at Montgomery, Franklin County, Vermont, United States.2 
Death*Oct 28, 2017 Shirley Ann Brunton died on Oct 28, 2017, at age 76 at The Villa Rehabilitation Center, Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, United States.3 
ObituaryOct 30, 2017  OBITUARY: ENOSBURG FALLS – Shirley A. Sturgeon, age 76, passed away Friday afternoon, October 28, 2017 at The Villa in St. Albans with her loving family at her side.

She was born in Montgomery Center on October 9, 1941 the daughter of the late Allen & Rosanna (Deuso) Brunton.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Montgomery & Enosburg Falls and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She had worked as a housekeeper for St. John the Baptist Church as well as several families in the area. Shirley cherished the role of being a Mom and raising her family. She also enjoyed working along side her husband Gene doing the farm chores.

Shirley had many hobbies including, gardening, going black berry picking, playing cards, playing Megabucks and weekly lottery numbers, reading, doing word search puzzles, embroidering and visiting with family and friends, especially her friends at the Riverbend Apts. In her earlier years, she enjoyed hunting and fishing on the family farm in Montgomery Center.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Benway and her husband Earl “Jack” of Highgate; her sons, Edward Sturgeon and his wife Ann of Enosburg Falls, Allen Sturgeon and his wife Lori of Bakersfield, and Thomas Sturgeon and his wife Ula of St. Albans Bay; her grandchildren, Christopher Sturgeon and his fiancé Katielynn Pelkey, Sherri Sturgeon, James Benway, Danielle Benway and her boyfriend Dylan Paquette, Allen Paradee and his wife Cecile, April Sturgeon, Kody Sturgeon, Charles Sturgeon, Tyler Sturgeon and his wife Jessica, and Megean Messeck and her boyfriend Robert Mewhinney; 13 great grandchildren; her brother, Stuart Brunton and his wife Stephanie of Montgomery Center; her sister, Charlene Lathrop of Northfield; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Allen & Rosanna, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Sturgeon; and her brothers, Aaron & Reuben Brunton.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:000 AM at St. Isidores Catholic Church 169 Mountain Road, Montgomery Center with Rev. Karl Hahr celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in St. Isidores Catholic Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency – Home Care Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Shirley A. Sturgeon.

Published online at
Saint Albans Messenger, 281 North Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478.3
Burial*Nov 3, 2017 She was buried on Nov 3, 2017 at Saint Isidore Catholic Cemetery, Montgomery Center, Franklin County, Vermont, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 205750705.4 


Eugene J. Sturgeon b. Mar 11, 1938, d. Nov 25, 2006


  1. [S1094] State of Vermont, Birth Record - Brith Record -
  2. [S2194] State of Vermont, Marriage Record - Vermont -
  3. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  4. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check, Death Certificates &