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Lottie T. (Skovenski) Stafford

Lottie T. (Skovenski) Stafford
  • February 20, 1931 - October 10, 2019
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“Steve and Susan,I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. May all the good times and fond memories help you in the days ahead. She did a...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Patty Bertrand - Billerica, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your families. Rest in Peace Lottie. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Peggy Delaney - Framingham, MA

“Susan, Steven I am just now hearing about Lottie's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Lottie, to many to note. One...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Peggy Delaney (Muise) - MA

“Aunt Lottie I remember you always playing the piano at our house and the kids singing along . I remember going to your house and getting Kentucky...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Marilyn kusa - wilmington, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Lottie T. (Skovenski) Stafford, of Waltham, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 88.

Lottie was born and raised in McIntyre, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late William and Stella (Klimkos) Skovenski. In 1949 she moved to Washington, D.C. where she met her husband, Walter F. Stafford. Following their marriage the couple lived in the Washington area before moving to Waltham in 1962 where they raised their family and became lifelong residents.

For many years Lottie worked in school cafeterias for the Waltham Public Schools, most recently at Kennedy Middle School and at Waltham High School.

Lottie was the wife of the late Walter F. Stafford; grandmother of the late Jeffrey Link; mother-in-law of the late Patti Hines-Stafford and a sister of the late Cecelia Cramer, Chester, Edward and Raymond Skovenski.

She leaves her children, Susan Stafford Link of Waltham and Steven W. Stafford (Ellen Goepel) of North Reading; her grandchildren, Julie Wayman (Derek), Stacey Link, Steven James Stafford (Rachel), Christopher Stafford (Hillary); her great-granddaughter, Reese Wayman; her sisters, Amelia Parsons of Ohio and Eleanor Shelton of Virginia; her son-in-law, Daniel Link (Maria Colindres) and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Lottie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, October 15th from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Patricia Hines-Stafford Memorial Scholarship in Nursing, 35 Shady Hill Dr., N. Reading, MA 01864 or to the charity of one's choice.