Virgin Mary

Bertha Hazel Stafford

November 7, 1944 ~ October 14, 2019 (age 74)


“Cookie” Bertha Hazel Stafford 74, of Jersey City was called home on Monday, October 14, 2019.

“You never said I’m leaving,

you never said goodbye.

You were gone before we knew it,

And only GOD knew why.

A million times we needed you,

A million times we cried.

If love alone could save you,

You never would have died.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we love you still.

In our hearts you hold a place

That no one else could fill

It breaks our heart to lose you,

But you didn’t go alone.

Part of us went with you,

they day GOD took you home.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years: Raymond Stafford, Jr.; Her children: Doreen Rose - Park and her spouse Dawn, Raymond Stafford, III, and his spouse Danielle, and Dineen Szumera and her husband Steven. Also surviving are 7 beloved grandchildren, and 1 cherished great grandchild.

Funeral services are on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM at Evergreen Crematory (301 Dayton St., Newark, NJ). There are no services taking place at the funeral home. 

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Funeral Service
October 17, 2019

11:00 AM
Evergreen Crematory
301 Dayton St.
Newark, NJ 07114

Private Cremation

Evergreen Crematory
301 Dayton St.
Newark, NJ 07114

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