Denise A. Sanford, 50

OSWEGO, NY – Denise A. Sanford, 50, a resident of Scriba, passed away Thursday February 26, 2015, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family.

Denise A. Sanford
Denise A. Sanford

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of Lorinda (McFarland) O’Connor and the late Thomas O’Connor.

She was a graduate of Hannibal High School in 1982 and SUNY Canton ATC in 1984.

Denise was a sales associate for Liberty Mutual Insurance for more than 18 years.

She attended Our Lady of The Rosary Church in Hannibal.

She loved gardening, boating and vacationing in Sanibel, Fla.

Surviving are her loving husband of 20 years, Michael Sanford; her mother, Lorinda O’Connor; son, Jon Sanford of North Carolina; brother, Richard (Tammy) O’Connor of Mississippi; sister, Ann Hill of Oswego; nieces and nephews, Jeff, Tracey, Brianna, and Logan; aunts and uncles.

Calling hours will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church.

Spring Burial will be in Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at


  1. My wife and I send out deepest condolences to the Sanford family. Denise was our representative at Liberty Mutual Insurance and always went out of her way to help us in all our insurance dealings. I know my wife and I will miss her smiling face and happy attitude. Rest In Peace Denise. Ken and Judy Reeves

  2. So sorry to hear about Denise’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Your cousin, Jeff Cobb & Lisa

  3. To the Sanford and O’Connor families, my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. I have so many great memories of Denise growing up and into our twenties. She had such a sense of humor, quick wit and a “sunny” disposition.
    I will continue to pray for her and all of you at this difficult time.

  4. my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the Sandford and O’Connor families. I have so many fond memories of Denise and her sense of humor and her quick wit! I will continue to pray for her and for healing for you all.

  5. To the entire Sanford and O’Conner families our thoughts and prayers go out to you. We all lost a wonderful person who always lit up a room and brought a smile to everyone . Rest in peace Denise . Big Wheel

  6. To Mike and Family we are sorry for your loss. We will miss Denise as she was a wonderful person who cared so much about helping people. Our deepest Sympathy to you and your Family may god bless you and give you strength.

  7. I just found out I am so very sorry I loved Denise she was was rep at Liberty Mutual but I counted her as a dear friend. I will miss her very much. So sorry for your loss. She was always a bright spot in my day when I had to call her. I will remember her always.

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