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Shirley Badgley

November 19, 1937 — November 29, 2021

Shirley Badgley

Shirley (Gemmell) Badgley, 84, of Rutland, VT and formerly of Southington, CT passed away peacefully on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Mountain View Center in Rutland, VT. She had been the loving wife of the late Bruce Badgley for 43 years.

Shirley was born on November 19, 1937 in Middletown Springs, VT to the late Albert and Adelaide (McLaughlin) Gemmell and lived in Southington for many years before moving to Vermont in 1984.

Shirley was a member of the Plantsville Congregational Church in Plantsville and joined the Grace Congregational Church while living in Vermont. She worked in the office for Visiting nurses of Rutland. She also worked as a foster Grandparent for 11 years and will always be known as Grandma Shirley.

She is survived by two sons, Keith Badgley and his wife Susan of NH and Darren Badgley and his wife Karen of VT; 2 daughters Roxanne Steele and her husband Richard of VT and Rebecca Badgley of VT; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and her lifelong friends Ann and Ray. She is also survived by her 2 brothers Dale Gemmell and Morris Gemmell, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Bruce, she was predeceased by her granddaughter Danielle Steele and brothers Louis Gemmell and Kenneth Gemmell. She will be remembered for always having a smile and always being at every event for her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, P.O. Box 70 Wallingford, CT 06492.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mountain View Center for the care and love they showed our Mom during the last few months of her life.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St, Rutland, VT. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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Grace Congregational Church

8 Court St., Rutland, VT 05701

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