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Arlene F. (Waters) Stanton
  • Melrose Veteran's Relief Fund
    c/o Veteran's Office
    562 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176
  • St. Mary's Church
    46 Myrtle St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“My sincerest condolences to my friend Priscilla and the enrtire family.A Memorial Donation is being made to the Melrose Veteran's Relief Fund. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: David Tick

“I don't know what lead me to view your beloved Arlene, but I must say, I viewed all photos and your family and Arlene's life, was and is a wonderful...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Celeste Bove - Long Beach, CA

“Gram you were a wonderful human being and a amazing grandmother. I will miss you forever but am so glad I have 27 years of memories with you. Even...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Stanton - Grandchild

“To Ellen and the Stanton family,So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, she was a sweet and kind woman and the best roommate my mom(Fran Rahilly) ...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Judie fairneny - melrose, MA

“Dear Ellen And family Just Want To Say How Sorry I Was To Hear Of Your Moms Passing. What A Wonderful Women She Was.My prayers Are With You All.God...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

“Lily and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I'll always remember your Mom as a kind, gentle, and patient person with a terrific sense of humor....Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: John Spencer - Stowe, VT

“Such a great lady and a wonderful Mom for sure. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: tom powers - white river jct, VT

“Priscilla and family.. So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom.. All our love and prayers.. The Liakos and McNamara families ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Kathleen Liakos - Wakefield, MA

“To Ellen and the rest of your family;It was my pleasure to have met you and your Mom when she moved into the Levi Gould building that I live in.....I...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Annette Snyderman - Melrose, MA

“Priscilla. So sorry to hear of your dear mothers passing. Remember she is always with you in your heart . Denise ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Denise

“Doug and I are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Elaine and Doug MacDonald - MA

“We will miss you Mom (Gram) and all of your wonderful stories, especially the one about being related to the man who invented mayonnaise. You never...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Liz, Tom, Mark and kevin Stanton - MA

“We will miss you Mom (Gram) and all of your wonderful stories, especially about being related to the man who invented mayonnaise. You always saw the...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Liz, Tom, Mark and Kevin Stanton - MA

“Priscilla and family please remember that you loss is shared by those who care. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Clark and Judy Kerry - Melrose, MA

“Dear Priscilla and family, we are so very sorry to hear about your Mother. She was always such a kind and happy person. Wishing you all strength and...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Drew and Nancy MacLeod - AZ

“I will miss you! ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Ellen Stanton - Melrose, MA

“To The Stanton Family.So Sorry For Your loss, may God Bless you all in this time of sorrow.Love Carolyn Umano ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: carolyn umano - melrose, MA

“We will always remember Arlene with love. Her love and dedication to her family was known by all. She was always sweet, kind, and compassionate,...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Carla & Joe Pennacchio

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

Arlene F. (Watersl Stanton, passed away at the Wingate at Reading Nursing Center on January 13, 2017 with her family by her side. Arlene was the daughter of Frederick and Leila Waters of Bradford, Vt. She was the beloved wife of Thomas F. Stanton in which they shared 58 years of marriage. She was the devoted
mother of eight children, Frank Stanton of Melrose, Frederick Stanton and his wife Maureen of Pelham, NH, Priscilla Pennacchio and her husband Frank of Melrose, Thomas Stanton and his wife Elizabeth of Lowell. Robert Stanton and his wife Kim of Revere, Ellen Stanton of Melrose, Michael Stanton and his wife Andrea of Salem, NH and Lily Houghton and her husband Jay of Townsend. Cherished grandmother of David, Brian, Steven, James, Mark, Allison, Jennifer, Matthew, Andrew, Angela, Kevin, Christopher & Kathryn. Great grandmother of Aidan & Brian. Arlene was the sister of the late Leah Goodhue and Doreen Clancy. She was a loving aunt to many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as a host of cousins and friends. Arlene was born in Boston and lived in Everett before moving to Melrose during her elementary School years. She graduated from Melrose class of 1942. Arlene attended Massachusetts College of art and secretarial school. She worked at Russcraft in Boston, MA. ln 1951 she married Tom and they lived in South Weymouth for a few years before settling back in Melrose, raising their eight children. Arlene worked a variety of jobs as she raised her children. She retired from the Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose where she worked with her husband Tom who was the superintendant. Arlene and Tom enjoyed retirement and it afforded her the opportunity to get back to painting and spending time with her grandchildren. A highlight for them was traveling to lreland for their 4Oth anniversary Arlene attended art classes at the Milano Center in Melrose, focusing of watercolor landscapes. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Melrose and a member of the Ladies Sodailty. Arlene was a talented seamstress has been known to save many a bridesmaid's dress at the last minute, as well as costumes for school plays. She could make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! She will be missed by many. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 4-7PM. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Melrose Veterans Relief Fund, c/o Melrose City Hall, Attn: Veterans Services, 562 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176 or St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose, MA 02176.