Katharine Ford Stafford,101,of Williamstown, Ma. passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on April 7, 2018 at Williamstown Commons. She was a beloved resident of Sweetwood for 21 years.
Kay was born Nov.10,1916 in Watertown,N.Y. to Lewis H.Ford (attorney at law) of Lafargeville,N.Y. and Beulah Johnson Ford of Clayton,N.Y. She grew up in Clayton among friends and a wealth of extended family members. Katharine always considered this small, charming town to be her true home.
She attended and graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in child psychology. There she met and married William C. Stafford, who also graduated from SU with an MBA that same year.
Katharine leaves behind her daughter, Janet S. Wood of Orefield, Pa.; and her son
William C. Stafford Jr. of The Villages, Fla. She was predeceased by her daughter Deborah Hoyt, formerly of Cambridge, N.Y.
Funeral Notice: Services for Mrs. Stafford will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Syracuse University scholarship program. Dery Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements