Grace E. Sanford Webster: February 18, 2019 at age 101. Predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Sanford; grandson, Ronald Hurst; brother, Emil D. Jr. Sanford; sister, Lorraine Jones. Survived by her loving daughters, Judith (Dave) Griffith and Donna (Greg) Hurst; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores “Honey” Empey; nieces, nephews, cousins; many loving family and dear friends. Grace was a lifetime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, a volunteer at Rochester General Hospital for 62 years and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Grace’s Funeral Service will be celebrated Friday, February 22nd 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1549 Dewey Avenue Rochester, NY 14615. Private interment, Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit

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  1. Dearest Grace, I am so thankful for the time we spent together. My Monday’s and Wednesday’s will not be the same. You were such a charming, beautiful….but stubborn at times, woman, who I grew to love. Lunches at Salvatore’s, shopping at Burlington, and many, many great conversations. You hold a special place in my heart and will alway be remembered. May you Rest In Peace my friend.

    Donna and all of Grace’s family….my sincerest condolences

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. She was such a beautiful, sweet lady. I got to know her very well when your dad and my grandmother were in the Hamilton Manor Nursing Home together. Your mother and my mother got to be great friends as they would sit each day at the nursing home. I remember your mother always coming in dressed so beautifully, especially with all her velvet jackets which were in style at that time! Her hair, make up and nails were always perfect. She was a beautiful lady and so sweet and kind to everyone. I did not realize she was 101. She had a beautiful life.

  3. I shall miss seeing Gracie every Tuesday here at RGH. I just loved her as did many! She always was smiling and looking so stylish. In heaven I hope she can wear all her high heels! Rest In Peace!

  4. Miss Grace will be missed…her friendly personality, her willingness to help and her stories of the past. She was loved by many and brought Sunshine in the mailroom!

    We love you Miss Grace… The Mailroom Staff at Rochester General Hospital

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