Eleanor Griffith Shepard

  • Born: July 23, 1927
  • Died: July 29, 2018
  • Location: Essex Junction, Vermont

Tribute & Message From The Family

Eleanor was born on July 23, 1927 and passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Eleanor was a resident of Essex Junction, Vermont at the time of passing.

Eleanor graduated from UVM in 1949 and later received a master's degree in Education from North Adams State College.

She married her life-long love, Harold "Shep" on June 20, 1953 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Richmond. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 2 at 10:30 am at Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction followed by a reception at the Church Center adjacent to the church. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Richmond at 1:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial at the Holy Family Catholic Church at 10:30 AM on August 2, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA McClure Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest condolences to the family. May the God of comfort and mercy grant you and your family hope and peace during this time of sadness and sorrow. Jer 29:11,12

Posted by DD    October 08, 2018

Kathy, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know that my heart and prayers are with you and your family. I know that you were an amazing daughter to her, which means I'm sure she was a wonderful mother to you and will be deeply missed.
Sue Wallace

Posted by Susan Wallace - Hampton, NH   August 02, 2018

I will always remember Aunt Eleanor at family gatherings as a smart, engaging, friendly, lovely person. Having both an Aunt and an Uncle, her husband Harold, as teachers, was a big influence on me. You could feel the teacher in them...caring. She will be missed but will live on in her children Kathy and Ron. Condolences to them.

Posted by Sylvia Cooley - Leverett, MA   August 01, 2018

Ron, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My condolences to you and to your family.

Posted by Al McGreevy - Williston, VT   August 01, 2018


To a beautiful soul, the leader of the band...the rock, and joy of the family...may you run free in fields of sunflowers, and may you gently rest in the palm of God's hand.

Posted by A friend   July 31, 2018


My deepest condolences to Ron Kathy and family.

Posted by Rosemary Desso - Essex Junction, VT   July 31, 2018

I will miss my Aunt Eleanor. She was one of a kind. My condolences to my special cousins and their family.

Posted by Judy Jacobson - West Barnstable, MA   July 31, 2018