Obituary: David H. Stafford, 71

David H. Stafford, 71, of Terryville, beloved husband of Rosalind (Reklaitis) Stafford, died on Tuesday (February 26, 2019) at Bristol Hospital.  David was born on January 10, 1948 in Bristol and was a son of Simone (Taillon) Stafford and the late Claude Stafford.

David was a longtime Bristol resident before recently moving to Terryville. He previously worked at New Departure and later retired from the City of Bristol. In David’s earlier years, he enjoyed weightlifting and arm wrestling. He loved fishing, music, and above all else, his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and mother, David leaves his son and daughter-in-law: David and Lorraine Stafford; his two daughters: Stephanie and Suzanne Stafford; his two step daughters and one step son-in-law: Lisa Selvaggi, Stephanie and Wayne Peplau; his two brothers and sisters-in-law: Donald and Cheryl Stafford, Robert and Cindy Stafford; his six sisters and two brothers-in-law: Sandra Stafford, Suzanne and Greg Duclos, Jeanne Chasse, Claudia Stafford, Karen and Lou Garesio, Deborah Stafford; eight grandchildren: Kate, Zachary, Benjamin, Christian, Olivia, Anthony, Angelina, Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, David is predeceased by his brother: Gary Stafford.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the F South staff at Bristol Hospital, especially Morgan, Jenny and Aman.

Funeral services will be held on Monday (March 4, 2019) at 9 AM from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave, Bristol to St. Anthony Church, 111 School Street, Bristol for a 10 AM mass. Entombment will follow in Holy Family Mausoleum, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home on Sunday between 1 and 4 PM. Please visit David’s memorial website at