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Carmen Rigau Dunston Stanford, age 93, of Gloucester, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016.

She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and contributed to the community in many ways. 

Carmen was a member of Abingdon Episcopal Church and Beech Grove Baptist Church. She was a member of the Gloucester Historical Society and was a volunteer at the Gloucester County Museum.

Carmen greatly enjoyed life and especially liked to be outdoors working in her beautiful gardens. She was a kind and generous person. She will be warmly missed and lovingly remembered.

Carmen was predeceased by her first husband, Samuel W. Dunston; second husband, Sam R. Stanford; brothers, Felix Rigau and Jamie Rigau; foster son, Charles C. Sterling, and stepson, Dr. Sam R. Stanford Jr.

She is survived by her son, Col. Charles S. Dunston and his wife Mary Kathryn, and their children, Jacob, Kathryn, Margaret and Callie; loving niece, Dottie Brandon and husband Bill; stepdaughter, Nancy S. Pierne; stepgranddaughter, Linda Kay Fenney and her family; half-brothers, Felix R. Rigau Jr. and wife Cynde and Dr. Felipe Rigau; half-sister, Maria R. Conner and husband Rick; step-grandson, Sam R. Stanford III; and nieces and nephews, David Rigau and wife Sue, Nancy R. Barnett and husband Gary, Nita R. Carter and husband Charlie, and Daniel Rigau and wife LeeAnn, and their families.

A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Bob Robbins, will be held at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, on Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m., followed by the interment at the Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 at Hogg Funeral Home.

In her memory, contributions can be sent to Beech Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, White Marsh, Va. 23183, Abingdon Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 82, White Marsh, Va. 23183, and Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

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