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Garland I “Sissy” Collins Stanford

Birth
Oceanside, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 9 Apr 2016 (aged 66)
Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Burial Arkport, Steuben County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 161001191 · View Source
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Garland I. "Sissy" Stanford

OLEAN - Garland I. "Sissy" Stanford, of 102 W. Spring St., passed away unexpectedly from a short illness Saturday (April 9, 2016) at her home.

Garland was born April 13, 1949, in Oceanside, Long Island, and was a daughter of Hobart E. and Margaret J. Gutschwager Collins. On Aug. 21, 1973, she married her husband of 41 years, Charles E. Stanford, who predeceased her Jan. 9, 2015.

Garland graduated from Salamanca High School in 1968. She raised her children and worked at a couple of different nursing homes as a nurse's aide. Garland then went to work at Birds Eye Foods in Avon for several years before going to work at the Motel DeSoto in the housekeeping department, where she worked for several years before she retired.

She was formerly a member of the Olean Salvation Army.

Garland enjoyed bingo, going to the casino and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

Garland is survived by three children, Angel T. Young of Olean, Amy M. Stanford of Olean and Matthew C. Stanford of Seattle; three stepchildren, Paul Stanford of Hornell, Edward Stanford of Fredonia and Curtis Stanford of Phoenix; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; seven siblings, William Collins of Arkansas, Cathy Goebel and Carol Brown of Salamanca, Charles Collins of Springville, Rose Collins of Olean, Cindy Waite of Little Valley and Brenda Collins of Olean; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her loving husband, Garland was predeceased by her parents; a daughter, Andrea Stanford; a stepdaughter, Ann Stanford; her twin brother, Gary Collins; and three siblings, Hobart Collins Jr., Christopher Collins and Dianna Collins.

Burial will be in the Arkport Cemetery.
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©Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 13, 2016
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  • Created by: Diana St. Clair Huber
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161001191
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Garland I “Sissy” Collins Stanford (13 Apr 1949–9 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161001191, citing Arkport Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport, Steuben County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Diana St. Clair Huber (contributor 47408367) .