In Loving Memory of Lois Ann Sanford

May 16, 1928
Bridgeport, CT
November 02, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Monday 4-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

November 19, 2018


St. Pius X Church

Mass of Christian Burial

834 Brookside Drive,
CT 06824

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


Plymouth Public Library in memory of Lois Sanford. Funds will be designated to support children's services and the Patricia Weilbrenner Children's Classic Collection.

132 South Street,
MA 02360

Lois Ann Sanford

Lois A. Sanford, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Alton Van Horn Sanford, her childhood sweetheart, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Friday, November 2, 2018. Born in Bridgeport on May 16, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Mary Marsden, she had been a Fairfield resident for the last 64 years. She was a graduate of Bassick High School and attended Booth & Bayliss Business School. Mrs. Sanford performed part-time secretarial work while raising her children and later worked for the University of Connecticut-Stamford. Her favorite job was as guidance department secretary at Roger Ludlowe High School from 1973 to 1984. She was a Girl Scout leader while her three daughters were active in scouting. Mrs. Sanford was a member of the Fairfield Beach Club and the Gaelic American Club. Predeceased by her daughter, Patricia A. Weilbrenner, she is survived by three children, John A. Sanford of Braintree, MA, Susan J. D’Angelo and her husband, Thomas of Trumbull and Elizabeth A. Dwyer and her husband, Gregory of Stroudsburg, PA; a son-in-law, Charles J. Weilbrenner and his wife, Holly of Duxbury, MA; a former daughter-in-law, Diane Burke of Marshfield, MA; a sister, Doris Held of Monroe. Also known lovingly as Nana by her nine grandchildren, Sarah Weilbrenner Viteri and her husband, Alexander, Bradford Weilbrenner and his wife, Lucy, Ryan Sanford and his wife, Caitlin, Alexandra Sanford, Brian D’Angelo and his wife, Wendy, Scott D’Angelo and his wife, Reece, Matthew D’Angelo and his wife Jaimie, Kevin Dwyer and his wife Jessica and Eric Dwyer; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her daughter, Patricia, she was predeceased by a sister, Jean Gerry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Interment will be private. Friends may call Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Plymouth Public Library in memory of Lois A. Sanford. Funds will be designated to support children’s services and the Patricia Weilbrenner Memorial Children’s Classic Collection, C/O Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Susan, John, and Beth,
    Ernie and I are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. I am sure your Dad is welcoming her with open arms. We have many happy memories of time spent at your welcoming home on Rowland Rd. in the company of your Mom and Dad. Sending love to all. XOXO

  2. Susan, Tom, and all the family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mom. My best thoughts and prayers are with you all. xoxo

  3. I remember Mrs Sanford while going to Roger Ludlow high school I worked for her in the office during my study hall. She was always smiling pleasant to everyone. May she rest in peace

  4. We are so sorry that we cannot be there to celebrate your mother’s life, which was long
    and full. She was blessed to have a wonderful husband and family and we know you will all miss
    her. We hope you will be comforted knowing that she is with Al and happy. May God give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Bruce and Barbara

  5. So sorry your Mom passed, Sue! It was great to see you this summer at FBC and catch up a little. All my best to you and your family. I hope you share wonderful memories during the holiday season. Julia Vigneron Maher