Obituary: Stephen P. Ford Sr., 65, Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Stephen P. Ford, Sr., 65, of Middletown died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI.

He was the husband of Kimberly A. (Boughton) Ford.

Born on October 9, 1951 in Newport, RI, he was the son of Mary Alice (Mello) Ford of Newport, RI, and the late Reginald H. Ford, Sr.

Steve owned and operated his own cleaning company, Imperial Window and Floor Care. He was an avid boater and fisherman, along with being an accomplished photographer, having submitted many of his photos to the Newport Daily News and WJAR-10.

Besides his wife of 36 years and his mother, he is survived by his children, Leigh Ann Ford of Middletown, RI and Stephen P. Ford Jr. and his partner Sheena Machado of North Kingstown, RI. He was the loving brother of Ronald Ford and his fiancée Sally Swistak of Newport, RI, Kathleen Evans and her fiancé Robert Gough of New Castle, DE, Brenda McCullock and her husband Steven of Chesapeake, VA, Paula Ford of Newport, the late Reginald H. Ford, Jr. and his widow, Mary M. Ford of Portsmouth, RI and his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Landen Sturgess and Cayden Fairfield of Middletown, RI. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, from 4-8 pm in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at 10:00AM in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport.

Burial will follow in St. Columba Cemetery, Browns Lane, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to James L. Maher Center, PO Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.

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