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Shelly B. Wright

March 11, 1953 November 4, 2009
Shelly B. Wright
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Swanton – Shelly B. Wright, 56, a thirty-two year resident of Swanton and dispatcher for the Swanton Village Police Department passed away early November 4, 2009, at the Copley Hospital in Morrisville with her loving family at her side. Born on March 11, 1953, in St. Albans, Vermont, she was the daughter of Joyce (Rushford) and Roland Greene and the late Gerald E. Bragg. Shelly attended Peoples Academy in Morrisville and was a 1971 graduate of Craftsbury Academy. She was the first and only dispatcher for the Swanton Village Police Department, retiring after thirty years of service due to her illness. Prior to Swanton P.D. she was a dispatcher for the St. Albans City Police Department. Shelly was a member of the United Christian Society Church of Bevidere Junction, was a member of the Belvidere Cemetery Association, enjoyed camping at Lakeview Campground in Eden with her family and friends, cutting wood, and was a former hunter. She loved being outdoors and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Survivors include her son, Jasper”Jay” Wright and his wife, Sandra Stoddard, and their children, Iva and Jesse of Craftsbury; her mother, Joyce Greene and her husband, Roland, of Craftsbury; her brother, Tim Greene and his wife, Autumn, and their children, Logan and Ryan of North Wolcott; her sisters, Deborah Clemons and her husband, Gerald and their daughter, Loressah of Inwood, West Virginia and Wendy Anderson of Craftsbury and her companion, Frank Sforza of North Wolcott and her daughter, Trina Goodell and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Shelly is also survived by her feline companion, “Prissy”. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald E. Bragg on June 5, 2005 and her longtime companion, Donald L. Metivier on March 20, 2009. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at 1:00 P.M. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans with her step-father, Mr. Roland Greene officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Belvidere Center Cemetery. Shelly’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 P.M. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the United Christian Society Church of Belvidere, c/o Joyce Greene, Treasurer, 856 Post Road, Craftsbury, Vermont 05826. Assisting Shelly’s family is Lucien Hayes of the Heald Funeral Home in St. Albans. Private messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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