Mildred Marie Harford, age 94 of Amelia Island, Florida slept her way into the arms of Jesus on Friday, May 8, 2020 at her daughter's home, under the care of Hospice Palliative Care Warner Nassau Team.
She was born on May 22, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Julius Wall and Mildred Reynolds Wall.
After graduating from Bishop McDonald High School on a scholarship, she worked for Manufacturers Hanover Bank on Broad Street in New York City. While working there, she met her future husband Alfred Harford. Together they had five beautiful children together. After her children had grown, Mrs. Harford worked for New York Police Department as Police Administrative Aid for many years. After retiring from NYPD, she dabbled in Real Estate and taught Catechism to public school children.
Mrs. Harford moved to Amelia Island, Florida to be near her daughter and granddaughter where she attended St. Michael Catholic Church and then St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Mission. She regularly attended Christian Bible Study (CBS) with her daughter Maureen.
Mrs. Harford was an avid reader of espionage novels. Every evening she could be found watching "The Wheel" and Jeopardy. She enjoyed playing cards and Bingo, taking naps, and reminiscing about "the good old days." She loved doing New York Times crossword puzzles and enjoyed eating chocolate ice cream and Mallomars.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Alfred J. Harford and three sons, Edmund Harford, Stephen Harford and Laurence Harford.
She leaves behind her son, Thomas Harford and his wife Karen of Staten Island, New York; her daughter, Maureen Ann Black of Amelia Island, Florida; ten grandchildren, including Connon T. Harford of Staten Island, New York and Brigitte of Amelia Island, Florida and five great-children.
Mrs. Harford's family would like to thank once again all of the Hospice caregivers of The Warner Center Nassau Team who gave so much of their time, energy and love to her in her final days.
A Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Jose Kallukalam, Celebrant. Her family will receive friends at 10:00 am at Oxley-Heard that morning before leaving for the church.
Flowers are welcome, but those desiring may make donations in her name to Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring, 1348 S. 18th Street, Baptist Medical Center Office B, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.