BICKFORD James H. Bickford, Sr., age 75 of Milford, beloved husband of the late Patricia LoCascio Bickford, died Monday, June 22, 2009. Mr. Bickford was born in Camden, Maine, September 8, 1933 to the late Henry and Ruth Hatch Bickford, Sr. and was a Milford resident for 41 years. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he was employed for 30 years. Mr. Bickford was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, James H. Bickford, Jr. and his wife, Teri of Milford and Michael M. Bickford of West Haven; two daughters, Christine M. Pellicano and her husband, Joseph of Milford and Mary E. Yassa and her husband, David of Hamden; six grandchildren, James V. Bickford, Barbara Bickford and her partner, Emma, Michelle, Gina, Joey and Tyler Pellicano; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bickford was predeceased by his brother, Henry Bickford, Jr. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Friday evening at 7 p.m. in The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Friday from 4 p.m. till time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford CT 06405 in Mr. Bickford's memory.