Florence M. Stamm


Florence M. Stamm, 93, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2017. She was born on June 7, 1923 in Youngsville, North Carolina to Norman and Nora Mitchell.

Florence was raised in Franklinton, North Carolina and graduated from Franklinton High School at the age of 16. After working at the local 5&10 cent store for several years, she moved to Durham, NC. She began working at Wrights Machinery where she eventually met; and in 1955 married; William Stamm of Garden City, NY. William was a widower who was left with four children under the age of five. Florence loved and raised his children as her own.

Growing up in North Carolina, Florence was raised in the Baptist faith. After moving to Connecticut Florence and William joined St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Westport. Upon retirement William and Florence moved to Saratoga Springs, and became members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

She is predeceased by her parents and sister Ruth Murray, daughter Lorraine Stamm and granddaughter Melinda Lawrence.

Florence is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, William Stamm; two daughters Barbara Lawrence (William) of Herndon, VA, and Catherine Goodwin (Frank) of Saratoga Springs; son William Stamm, Jr., of Canton, MA. ; brother Robert Mitchell (Betty)of Durham, N C. Grandchildren include: Patrick Stamm, Caroline Stamm, Jennifer Braun and Michael Brennan and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, April 11 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Burial will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, The Shriners Hospital, or Make-A-Wish.