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Shirley Mary Gauthier COLCHESTER, Conn. — Shirley Mary Gauthier, of Colchester and formerly of Vermont, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Harrington Court, at the age of 90. She was born Oct. 2, 1928, a daughter of Cecil and Mabel (Foster) Adams, late of Florence, VT. Shirley worked at the Vermont Marble Co. before marrying Henry Gauthier in 1952. They ran a farm before moving to Sudbury, VT, where Shirley lived for many years. After her husband's death in 1971, she worked in food services, first at Otter Valley Union High School and then at Brandon Training School. She lived in Forest Dale, VT, before moving to Connecticut in 1998. Shirley is survived by three daughters Gail Gauthier Johnston and husband Russell, of Marlborough, Connie Tormey and husband Dennis, of Columbia, and Linda Gauthier, of Vergennes, VT; three grandsons, three great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Tonucci, of Brockton, MA; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Flossie McLaughlin, of Forest Dale, VT, with whom she was particularly close. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sisters Mildred Dewitt and Janet Martin. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband in St. Genevieve's Cemetery in Shoreham, VT, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), an organization Shirley supported regular monthly for many years.

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