Anne Drover Stafford, the youngest of ten children, was raised in the village of Woodville, MA, part of Hopkinton. She was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and Worcester State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She was the mother of five children, an interactive grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of 3. She was the wife of Martin Douglas Stafford, retired from his position as USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Humanitarian Affairs. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, gardening, live theater, political discussions, and spending time with family and friends.


Anne with her daughters at a book signing.

Anne and her sisters as children.

Anne and her sisters as adults.