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Shirley Ann (Bond) Maclay

February 14, 1931 ~ August 22, 2020 (age 89)


Shirley Ann Bond Maclay, 89, of Marshfield, VT died August 22, 2020. She was born February 14, 1931 in Wilder, VT. She was the daughter of William and Kathleen Bond. She attended school on Thetford Hill, graduating from Thetford Academy in 1949 and went on to attend VT Junior College in Montpelier.

On June 10, 1951 she married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Maclay. She worked at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH as an assistant comptroller and at Application Sulfides in South Strafford, VT for several years. The family moved to Carrolton, Ohio in 1956 where Tom worked for the government. Later they moved to Brattleboro, VT then Georgia, VT and settled in Marshfield, VT for her remaining years. Traveling to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the beaches at Bar Harbor and Wells Beach, ME were her favorites. She spent many hours doing needle point, embroidery, quilting, making jewelry, playing the organ and keyboard, and she especially enjoyed visits from family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Thomas, 5 children and 15 great grandchildren: Tim (Marie) Maclay of Marshfield and grandchildren TJ, Heather, and Jeff; Laurie (Jim) Gauthier of Cabot, and grandchildren Karen and Kevin; Mary (David) Gehlbach of Barre, and grandchildren Stephanie, Cortney, Ian, and Morgann; Brian (fiancé Tawnya Kristen) of Montpelier and grandchildren Chazmin, Tristen, and Gavin; Scott (Ivana) of Portland, OR and grandchildren Joshua, Collin, and Rachel. She also had 15 great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her father, mother, and brother, Royce Bond.

A Celebration of Life for Shirley will be held on Saturday, September 5th at the Christ Covenant Church in Marshfield, VT at 11:00am. All are welcome while adhering to social distancing and use of facial coverings. The des Groseilliers Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be conveyed at

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Celebration of Life
September 5, 2020

11:00 AM
Christ Covenant Church
83 Creamery St.
Marshfield, VT 05658

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