Margaret Basford, 91, a 40-Year Member of Calvary Baptist Church in Darien

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Margaret Barbara Weatherly Basford, born on Feb. 16, 1926 and returned to Christ for eternal life on Aug. 23, 2017 at the age of 91.

ObitMargaret was born in Ceres, Va. to Etta Matilda Lambert who died during child birth. Margaret was adopted at birth by Rev. Samuel Calvin Weatherly and his wife Norma Kelly Weatherly. Together they raised Margaret as their own in Lincolnville, Maine.

She married Oscar E. Basford who was tragically killed in an airplane crash, at the age of 27. She then moved with her children to Stamford,  where she resided for the remainder of her life.

Margaret did private duty nursing primarily in the towns of Greenwich and New Canaan and also worked several years for the Salvation Army of Stamford.


an obituary from Lacerenza Funeral Home


She was a 40-year member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Darien under the Ministry of Pastor Anthony Gibson. Margaret was very proud of her three sons who served in the Vietnam War.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Martha Basford, and two sons: Danny Basford, and Neal Williams of Greenville, Me. She is predeceased by her son, David E. Basford, and her four brothers: Harold, Douglas, Earl and Toby Lambert all of Virginia. She is also survived by her sister, Maime Vaughan of Virginia.

Margaret devoted her life to her children and without question was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews quite notably Christine Cook of Climax North Carolina.

She has numerous grandchildren: Jeffrey, Rosalyn and Jason, Rebecca Zukowski, Sarah Basford, Addie White and Travis Williams. Her daughter-in-law, Barbara Scalise Basford, as well as several great grandchildren will remember her as a loving person.

There will be no calling hours and a private cemetery ceremony will be held for immediate family only. To leave an online condolence please visit

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