SOUTHINGTON - William J. Stafford, 70, of Southington, passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Summit of Plantsville. He was the husband of Margaret (Dumont) Stafford.
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He was born on Sept. 9, 1943, in Lowell, Mass., the son of the late William and Doris (Gagnon) Stafford. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War as an expert rifleman. He was a master barber for over 50 years and operated Bill's Place in Milldale. He was a member of the American Legion Kiltonic Post #72. Bill enjoyed vacationing in Maine, he loved boating and fishing, he was an avid reader and a New York Giants fan, and he loved his dog "Skip".
In addition to his wife, he leaves his son, Matthew, and his wife, Krisztina Stafford, of Branford; a sister, Joan Coppola, and husband, Will, of Bristol; three nephews, Thomas, Michael, and Gary Coppola; sisters-in-law Jeanine Larue, and husband, David; and Linda Giovinazzo; brothers-in-law, Thomas Zavorskas; David and Mickey Rioux; Donnie, and wife, Becky Rioux; David LaRue; Bob, and wife, Janet Vine; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Lorraine Zavorskas.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
For online condolences, visit www.dellavecchiafh.com.
Della Vecchia Funeral Home
211 North Main Street
Southington, CT 06489
Published in The Record-Journal on Aug. 12, 2014