– Stephen A. Stanford of Peabody, formerly of Cohasset, Everett & Reading passed away on June 30, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a lengthy battle with cancer. Stephen was born on April 20, 1955 in Somerville. Mr. Stanford had spent most of his career as an independent truck driver hauling produce from Florida, California & Canada prior to his retirement. In retirement his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren who were the light of his life. His happiest times were when they joined him at his summer camp in NH. His other greatest pleasure was traveling to Las Vegas or Foxwood’s with his wife. Besides his loving wife, Catherine (DiCesare) he is survived by his children, Anthony Stanford and his wife Danielle, Christopher Stanford and his wife Taryn; his grandchildren, Landyn, Payton and Madelyn; his mother Florence (Cragin) Stanford; his siblings Anne Stanford, Joseph Stanford and his wife Karen, Sean Stanford and his wife Moira, Kathleen Sullivan and her husband Frank, Thomas Stanford and his wife Ronnie, Florence O’Brien and her husband John, Tara Duggan and her husband Derek, Liam Stanford and his wife Hope, Paul Stanford and many loving nieces and nephews. Stephen was predeceased by his father Joseph V Stanford and his in-laws Americo & Sarah DiCesare. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 5th from 2-6 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 6th at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody at 11 AM. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.