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Raymond E. Sanford, Sr

October 5, 1950 ~ June 16, 2021 (age 70)


Raymond E. Sanford, Sr., 70 of Plainville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Bristol Hospital. 

Born in Hartford on October 5, 1950, he was one of four children to the late Raymond J. and Vivian (St. Pierre) Sanford.  Raised and educated in Hartford, Ray was a 1969 graduate of Prince Tech.  He went on to work for the State of Connecticut for a number of years as a part of their maintenance team, spending much of his time working alongside the military at Bradley field.  An outdoors enthusiast, Ray’s most treasured moments were trout fishing in the Salmon River alongside his lifelong best buddy Joe and he could be found many days enjoying the peace and serenity of Winding Trails.  A lifelong die hard Red Sox fan, he also admired the UCONN Women’s Basketball team and all of their accomplishments.  Remembered for his passion for nature and love for his family and friends, he will be missed dearly.

He is survived by his daughter Rebecca (Sanford) Larson and his son Raymond E. Sanford, Jr. and was the proud Pop to Nathan and Emily Larson and Devin Sanford.  He was predeceased by his brothers Christopher and Peter Sanford and his sister Blanche Griffin, and leaves his sister-in-law Maryann Meccariello and her husband Gene, his “brother” Joe Szakacs his wife Renata and their daughter Monica; along with many nieces and nephews.

Ray’s love for the outdoors may be remembered with contributions to Winding Trails, 50 Winding Trails Dr, Farmington, CT 06032 or at

Family and friends may gather in celebration of Ray’s life on Monday June 21, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville.  For online expressions of sympathy please visit

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June 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad St PO Box 877
Plainville, CT 06062


Winding Trails
50 Winding Trails Way, Farmington CT 06032

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