- Judith Ann 'Judy' Stafford, 76, died Friday, December 9, 2016. She was born August 26, 1940, in Maynard, MA, a daughter of Herman and Nellie (Kezer) Tower.
Judy grew up in Maynard and graduated from local schools. Through her husband's military service, she lived in various states and retired to Dexter, Maine. She had a passion for cooking, baking, and sewing. Judy enjoyed the RV lifestyle and her retirement home in Florida. The last few years she resided in Gorham near her daughters with her dog, Budha, whom she adored.
In addition to her parents Judy was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years Kenneth Stafford; son, Ken Stafford; sister, Shirley Johnson; and brothers, Lawrence Tower and Donald Tower. She is survived by her daughters, Beth Myrick and her husband Jeff of Standish, Patty Laferriere and her husband Rob of Gorham, and Amy Stafford of Portland; sister Alda Terry of Freemont, CA; and brother Ted Tower of Stow, MA; and grandchildren, Kalen Hus and Evan Stafford, and William and James Myrick.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Gorham Chapel of Dolby Funeral Chapels, 76 State Street, Gorham. Friends are welcome to call from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. the day of service. Burial will be held in the spring at Ferndale Cemetery, Ripley. To express condolences and to participate in Judy's online tribute please visit
Memorial donations in Judy's honor may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43 West Kennebunk, ME 04094 or at