Robert C. Whitford, 88, of Ridgefield and formerly of Brookfield, has died.

Mr. Whitford was the husband of the late Helen (O’Haire) Whitford; father of Maryrose Escaravage (James), Angela Whitford (Stan Madaloni) and Patrick Whitford (Lori Jones); and grandfather of Janelle, Renee (Joseph Fox), Nicholas, Kathryn, Patrick, and Michael and of his “other” children, Michael Sampey and Kathleen Sampey. He was predeceased by five siblings. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield. Interment will be private. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury 06810, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah Street, is in charge of arrangements.