Harriet A. (Parks) Ford, 98, of Sandy Hook, formerly of Danbury, died March 13, 2011, at Bethel Health Care, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Vincent Ford and the late Charles Darling Parks.

A Danbury native, Mrs. Ford was born Aug. 21, 1912, daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Walsh) Lattin.

She attended St. Peter School and graduated from Danbury High School.

In early years, she was employed in the hatting industry.

A lifelong Danbury resident, she moved to Sandy Hook to make her home with her daughter, and son in law, Charlene and Kenneth R. Barney Sr. and family.

A member of St. Peter Parish, she also attended St. Rose of Lima Parish of Newtown with her family.

She was a member of the Newtown Senior Center and enjoyed watching game shows, her flowers, practicing her Catholic faith and watching the Yankees.

Mrs. Ford loved people, made friends easily and was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her daughter, and son in law, of Sandy Hook, Mrs. Ford is survived by two sons, Donald J. Parks, of Danbury, and William V. Parks, and his wife, Hilda, of Pownal, Vt.: two additional daughters, Emily F. Valente, and her husband, Lawrence, of New Fairfield, and Linda L. Scribner, and her husband, Robert A., of New Milford; her cousins, Madeline and Ethel Walsh; 26 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

In addition to her parent and husbands, Mrs. Ford was predeceased by two sons, Charles D. Parks Jr. and John A. Parks; three brothers, Joseph Lattin, Bernard Lattin and James Lattin; and a sister, Dorothy Miller.

The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.