Joyce A. Stafford

November 25, 1943 - February 21, 2021

Joyce's Obituary

Worcester – Joyce Ann (Anderson) Stafford, 77, died February 21, 2021 at her daughter’s residence in Worcester after a short illness.

Born November 25, 1943 in Poolesville, Maryland, to the late James and Mae Anderson.

Mrs. Stafford had worked various jobs throughout her life, but her most rewarding accomplishment was caring for her 6 children, grandchildren, and her beloved late husband, Francis (Butch) Stafford.  She enjoyed helping others and socializing in her community.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Lisa (Carl) Jackson of Worcester and Michele (Lewis) Fancher of North Carolina; two sons, Frank (Anita) Stafford of Chazy and James (Karen) Stafford of Richmondville.  Joyce also has her beloved 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mable Reed of Frederick, Maryland, and a brother, George (Jackie) Anderson of Frederick, Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis (Butch) Stafford, they were married in 1957; a son, Robert L. Stafford; a daughter, Nancy A. (Ives) Stafford; and a grandson, Brian Ives.

There will be no public visitation.  A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the East Worcester Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 781, East Worcester, NY 12064.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at,, the website of Heller & Skinner Funeral Home in Worcester.

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