Obituary of Harold C. Mumford
Harold C. Mumford, 82, of Rome, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2022, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born on May 13, 1940, a son of the late Harold and Frances Cellini Mumford. Harold was a graduate of Rome Free Academy and Niagara University. On September 5, 1963, he enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country until 1965. On April 23, 1966, Harold was united in marriage to Arden Carmody in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Auburn, N.Y. Harold was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Rome and former member of St. Joseph’s Church of Lee. He was a member of the V.F.W. of Rome and was an avid volunteer with the Special Olympics. Harold looked out for his loved ones, often gifting them with books or gadgets to make their lives safer and easier. He enjoyed spending time outside, especially on the water in his boat or at Nicky Doodles eating ice cream. Harold took great pleasure in fishing, hunting, and sharing memories from his younger years.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Arden; a son, Craig Mumford of Rome; two daughters and son-in-law, Colleen and Jack Armstrong of Penfield, Laura O’Connor of Rome; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Sandy Mumford; a sister, Donna Wood; two sisters-in-law, Sandra and Gail Mumford; a brother-in-law, Alfred Tofani; four grandchildren, Ryan and Emily Armstrong, Clancy “Grace” and Noah O’Connor; along with several nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by five sisters, Mary Edick, Roseann Gowans, Sandra Satterlee, Abigail Froelich and Kate Tofani; two brothers, John and Peter Mumford; a son-in-law, John “Jack” O’Connor.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 11 A.M. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. prior to the service. Private internment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.