ASCUTNEY — A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Main Street in Windsor on Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m. for Herbert Harry Harford, Sr., 86, who died June 10, at the Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Burial will follow in Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor. A time of fellowship and sharing will be held after the services in the church hall.
He was born in South Londonderry on March 16, 1928, the son of Harry Herbert and Mabel (Reynolds) Harford.
He graduated from Windsor High School in 1948.
On July 1, 1956, he married Patricia Lenora Dow. After their honeymoon in Ottawa, Canada, they made their home in Ascutney.
He worked for the railroad for 16 years and was a product coordinator for Idlenot Dairy for 33 years.
He was a member of the Grand Commandery of Vermont 1985 – 1986, in the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Vermont in 1998 – 1999, and the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Vermont in 1999 – 2000.
He loved traveling and most of all he loved his family.
The surviving family includes five children, Dianne Waters and her husband, John of Reading, Karen Wheeler and her husband, Buzz of Readsboro, David Harford of Ascutney and Ross Harford and his wife, Judy of Claremont, New Hampshire, and Gregg Harford of California; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Alice Greene and Margaret Harford both of Windsor and Maxine Wright of White River Junction; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife on Sept. 29, 2004; a son, Herbert H. Harford, Jr. in 1991; and a sister, Louise Harford in 2005.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mt. Ascutney Hospital for the great care and friendship they showed dad and the family and his special person, Ann.
Arrangements are with the Stringer Funeral Home & Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, N.H.
To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com.
This obituary first appeared in the June 19, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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