Sheila Ann Stanford Roberts

South Burlington, Vt. — Sheila Ann Stanford Roberts, born Dec. 6, 1940, in Bellows Falls, Vt. passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. Sheila graduated from Hartford High School in 1958, and married Stanley G. Roberts in 1960. Over her working career she worked at Split Ball Bearing, EDS in Burlington, and Colchester Community Development. Sheila’s favorite times throughout her life were spending time with family. Sheila was also blessed to have many wonderful friends throughout her life; and at the end, her wish was to spend as much time as possible reminiscing with family and friends.

Sheila was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Stanley Roberts, in June 2013. She was also predeceased by her father Ray Stanford, and her mother Elizabeth (Kiniry) Stanford. She is survived by her daughters, Anne-Marie (Roberts) Dubie and her fiancé Richard Grant, and Mary Beth (Roberts) Bouvier and husband Mike; five grandchildren, Kristine Dubie, Donald J. Dubie, Jr., Jacob Bouvier, Matt Bouvier, and Sarah Bouvier. She is also survived by her siblings, Charles and wife Pam Stanford, Raymond and wife Susan Stanford, and Gail and husband Peter Schaal; as well as in-laws, Martha and Joe Boucher and Raymond and Doris Roberts. She is also survived by her special friend Rene Cloutier.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Sheila’s life on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Eagles Club at 1233 Shelburne Road, South Burlington. An informal service of remembrance will be held at 5 p.m. Special thanks go out to VNA Hospice and Home Instead. To offer online condolences please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to: Chittenden Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, c/o American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.