Shyla Sue Stafford


Dresden, New York – Shyla Sue Stafford, 27, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.

Born Aug. 12, 1995, in Rutland, Vermont, she was the daughter of Ginger and the late William M Stafford.

Shyla graduated from Whitehall Junior-Senior High School in 2013. She had many interests, including dance class, Girl Scouts, softball, camping with family, fishing, snowmobiling, hanging with friends, going shopping and getting lunch with her mom. Most of all, she loved roofing, which was a family tradition, side by side with her dad and brother. Shyla absolutely adored her nephew William Russell and niece Sophie Louise.

In addition to her father, Shyla is predeceased by her grandparents William and Margaret Henry and Edward and Mary-Alice Greenwood, her uncle William Bennett and her aunt Stella Tupper.

Survivors include her mother Ginger Stafford, her brother William Stafford and wife Caitlin, her nephew William and niece Sophie, her aunts and uncles Betty Ann Bennett of Albany, New York, James Stafford (Deb) of Malta, New York, David Stafford (Nora) of Schenectady, New York, Barbara Manell (Gary) of Whitehall, New York, and Woody Greenwood (Chris) of Whitehall, as well as several cousins.

Shyla had many friends. You could always see her with a smile on her face, and she was the life of the party!

Calling hours for family and friends took place on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York.

Following the calling hours, there was be a family gathering to celebrate her life.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the family and friends for their support during this time.