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Sgt. Clifton Weed, Iona College Grad, Worked On Police Force 50 Years, Dies

Clifton Weed who served 50 years in the Stamford Police Department and is an ancestor of the city's founder, died Monday, June 17.
Clifton Weed who served 50 years in the Stamford Police Department and is an ancestor of the city's founder, died Monday, June 17. Photo Credit: Contributed

A retired sergeant who served 50 years with the Stamford Police and whose ancestor settled Stamford, has died.

Clifton Eugene (Skip) Weed, a lifelong Stamford resident, died Monday, June 17 at age 80.

Weed was the husband of Mary Ann Weed. He was the eldest son of Lester A. and Mary Ann Weed.

He was a 12th generation descendant of Jonas Weed, an original settler of Stamford.

A graduate of St. Basil Preparatory High School in 1956, he then attended Niagara University for two years. He later married Mary Ann on June 1, 1963.

Weed joined the Stamford Police Department and was promoted to sergeant in 1973.

He continued his education, graduating Norwalk Community College with an associate's degree in criminal justice, and Iona College in New Rochelle, with a bachelor of arts in general studies in 1976.

He is being remembered for his police work as " humble, hard-working and driven doing the best he could with pride for his community."

Survivors include his children and their spouses: Christopher and Amy Weed of Monroe; Remi and Brian Grunow of Milford; Gregory and Dana Weed of Monroe; and grandchildren: Tyler, Caroline, Benjamin, Riley, Ethan, and Evan; younger brother Ralph Weed and spouse Diana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford on Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 a.m. and processing to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave. Stamford where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, June 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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