John E. Stafford
SAINT CLOUD, FL - Mr. John E. Stafford, 62, of Saint Cloud, Florida passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, FL. John was born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 15, 1949, the son of the late Henry J. and Marie L. (Stewart) Stafford.
John worked for Colonial Toyota in Pawtucket, R.I. for over 28 years. He also was a driving instructor for Noonan Driving School before moving to St. Cloud in 2000.
John proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received many medals including; the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
He is survived by his loving wife, Martha C. (Facha) Stafford of St. Cloud; one son, John Stafford Jr., of St. Cloud and two daughters, Melissa Mikolajczyk and her husband Daniel of St. Cloud and Marie Desjardin of Pawtucket, RI.; five Grandchildren: Daniel Mikolajczyk, Vincent Stafford, Jessica Mikolajczyk, Corey Desjardin and Alayna Putnam; three brothers, David Derosiers, Armand Allard, William Stafford; a sister, Marie Allard and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Fisk Funeral Home. Inurnment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida with full Military Honors. Arrangements under the direction of Fisk Funeral Home, 1107 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud, FL 34769 (407) 892-2155 www.fiskfh.com