Madeline Virginia Ford

  • Born: July 2, 1923
  • Died: January 29, 2018
  • Location: South Windsor, Connecticut

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Manchester, NH 03104
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Madeline Virginia Stitham Ford, 94, was born July 2, 1923 in Manchester, NH to Stanley and Lillian Wilson Stitham and went home to be with her Lord on Jan 29, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Ruth, in South Windsor, CT. She was educated in Manchester, NH schools and graduated from Central High in 1941. She met her future husband while he was stationed at Grenier Field. She also attended the Baptist Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She married Howard Black Ford Jr. on June 11, 1950 in Ellettsville, Indiana. They ministered with churches in Hudson, NH; Deer Island, New Brunswick; Green Point, New York City and West Rupert, VT. She worked with Hoodcroft Nursing Home while living in Derry, NH and was a Senior Companion for 17 years while living at BriarPipe in Penacook.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1978, her brother, Harold Stitham in 2006 and a niece Debbie Malonson in 2018. She is survived by William Ford, her son of Chelsea, VT; her daughters Karen (Tim) Eade of Center Barnstead, NH, Joyce (Charles) Harris of Merrimack, NH, and Ruth Ford of South Windsor, CT; grandson, Christopher Harris and great-grandson, Jordan, both of Merrimack, NH; and Stitham nieces Sarah and Melinda of Portland, ME.

We'll miss you mom, but we won't say goodbye.

She will be laid to rest at Pine Grove Cemetery on Brown Avenue in Manchester, NH on February 5 at 11:00 am. Brian Gower will preside. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial or leave a message of condolence, please go to
Donations may be made to the Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Rd, Concord, NH in lieu of flowers.


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Sorry for the loss of your love one, may you find comfort in knowing that those who have passed on in death God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:15.

Posted by ~Words of comfort~    February 04, 2018


Madeline you will be miss
I gald get know you as my neighbor when you live at Blaire pipe you are very sweet kind person
Take your wing fly away free

Posted by Edalyn Levy - Penacook, NH   February 03, 2018

Madeline was a treasure. I spent a lot of time with her and Alberta. I accompanied them on their first bus run to Walmart.i am sure the time she was able to spend with you will be a wonderful memory. She was a very special lady and will be missed and was missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Kay Connor - Penacook, NH - Friend   February 03, 2018

I enjoy the time that I got to know her and she will always be my cutie

Posted by Chicago Rivers - Ansonia, CT   February 02, 2018

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