Joseph M. Stafford, 51, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Memorial service for Joseph M. Stafford will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. A calling hour will be held prior to the service at 5:00 p.m.

Joseph passed away Oct. 11 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was 51 years old.

He was born Jan. 27, 1969, in Watertown, the son to Eva VanAernam.

He is survived by his fiancé, Nancy McGregor, Watertown; a son, Joshua Stafford, Watertown; daughter, Brittani Stafford, Watertown; a stepdaughter, Mindy Jo Artcliff, Ohio; dog, Bella and a large extended family.

Joseph enjoyed the simple things in life, fishing, camping, taking walks on the beach and finding treasures at yard sales.

He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone that was in need.

He had a heart of gold. He will be missed by many.

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