Ledyard - Richard A. Sanford Sr., 72, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his home in Ledyard, surrounded by his loving family and cat named Munchkin after his courageous battle with cancer.
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Dick was born June 13, 1941, in Lockport, N.Y., the son of Charles Sanford and Mable (Robinson) Sanford. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years until his retirement in 1990. Afterwards, he worked in the maintenance department at Waterford Country School.
Dick was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Charlotte (Grant) Sanford, two brothers, and a sister.
He is survived by three brothers and a sister. The most joy he received was out of the love and times spent with his three children and nine grandchildren, Michael Sanford (Debbie Atallian) and his children, David and Peter; Rich Sanford Jr. (Monica Christina Sanford) and his children, Alyson and Matthew; Christa Sanford (Jon Sanford) and her children, Melissa, Andrew, Hannah, Owen, and Charlotte.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Jordan Cemetery in Waterford. There are no calling hours.
Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, New London, is handling the arrangements.
Please visit www.fultontheroux.com for tributes and directions.
Published in The Day on Feb. 10, 2014