West Melbourne, FL
Sophie Alford, 90 of West Melbourne, FL passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014. A native of New Jersey, Sophie moved to Florida with her husband in the early 1990s.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alford.
She is survived by two sons: William Alford of Palm Bay and Richard Alford of NJ; one daughter: Linda Hayhurst of TX; two sisters: Rose Poplowsky of FL and Vera Bianco of FL; and six grandchildren.
Married for 68 years to Richard, they started their storybook relationship by meeting at the USO in Long Branch, NJ at the beginning of WWII. Their relationship continued long distance as Richard served in Europe during the war.
Picking up where they left off when the troops returned, Sophie married Richard in July of 1945 in Irvington, NJ. She lived and raised the family while making their home in New Jersey and Florida.
After most of their working lives were spent in New Jersey, Sophie and Richard retired to Florida until they were called to a better place. Sophie will be sorely missed as the gentle and comforting matriarch of her family.
Fountainhead Funeral Home WWW.FOUNTAINHEADFUNERALHOME.COM
is in charge of services.