Shirley M. Hakey

SWANTON: Shirley M. Hakey, age 73, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at the Franklin County Rehab Center.

She was born in St. Albans on June 16, 1948 to the late Kenneth and Lucy (Laselle) Sweet. 

Shirley grew up in Swanton and attended Swanton High School. She held several jobs after graduating high school, most recently working as a paraprofessional. She was very passionate and caring, however, she held a stubborn side, too. She loved working with kids. Shirley had a passion for crafting, from towels to quilts, she could create anything. Watching Hallmark movies were another much loved hobby of hers. She enjoyed being around her grandkids, Ashley and Cody. She had a desire for animals, cats and dogs were her favorite and her latest cat named “Kitty.”  

Shirley is survived by her son, James Hakey Pharm D. of Swanton; two daughters, Amie Hakey, and Heidi Hakey; two grandchildren, Ashley Elaine Hakey, and Cody Ezra Tanner of Swanton. Besides Shirley’s parents, she was predeceased by her husband Terry; and her sister, Merilyn Sweet

For those whose wish, contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans City, VT 05478.

Family and friends are invited to Shirley’s Life Celebration events on Monday, June 6, 2022 to include visitation from 1:00 – 2:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM at The Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

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