Stanford, Joseph C. Jr., 69 of New Haven died Thursday, January 16, 2020. Mr. Stanford was a member of Metropolitan Community Church of New Haven and Men of All Colors Together, New Haven. He is survived by three sisters, Mildred E. Shingler, Cheryl Y. Talbot and Martha E. Sciarra; five brothers Richard A. Janeiro, James E. and Howard C. Snedeker, Joseph V. and Leroy J. Stanford; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved mother, Anna Marie (Fox) Stanford, his father, Joseph C. Stanford, Sr. and step-mother, Lorraine M. Stanford, his brother Norman D. Snedeker, and a friend Joseph Ciastko, Jr. At Mr. Stanford’s request in lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to Center for Disability Rights, 369 Highland Street, West Haven, CT 06516.
We, his family, would like to add, that although this was an unexpected passing, we take comfort in his peace. Joe was very involved in advocating for the rights of the disabled and was a genuinely sweet and caring human being. He was a friend to all, strong in his beliefs and he loved his family unconditionally, as we loved him; he will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church of Wallingford, 23 South Main Street, on February 1, 2020 at 11 o’clock in the morning.
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