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John F. "Franny" Stanton

John F. "Franny" Stanton
  • December 10, 1943 - November 20, 2017
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Stanton family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice
    178 Savin St.
    Suite 300
    Malden, MA 02148

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“Dear Stanton family,I was very sad to hear of Mr. Stanton passing. Please know my prayers are with you. Sincerely,Cam DeCroteauUSMCOkinawa, Japan ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Cameron DeCroteau - Melrose

“Dear Laura And Kevin Just Want To Say How Sorry We Are To Hear Of Your Dads Passing.Please know Our Prayers Are With You At This Time.....The Karelas...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA


3 of 11 | Posted by: Tara Van Meter - Washington, NH

“Laura,KevinSorry to hear about your dad passing. Spent times with him andBob Amari drinking spiked wine on Bobs porch. Always a smile And a very good...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Joseph Marinello - Wethersfield, CT

“Laura and Kevin, our sincere condolences for your loss. He will be missed. Our prayers to all and may he Rest in Peace! ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy and Jerry Fico - Shelton, CT

“Dear Stanton Family My sincere condolences on the passing of John "Franny" Stanton. Seems like yesterday that we were playing in the park ,...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Susan and Robert Vets - Fremont, NH

“Laura - sending you and your family comfort and love. Our thoughs are with you during this difficult time. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jeff and Karen Robbins - NH

“Sorry for your Families loss. My deepest condolences.Rest In Peace, guard the pearly gates of Heaven Marine. Semper Fi ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Kelliher - Sioux falls, SD

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. His visits will be sadly missed. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Bruce and Christine Carpenter - CT

“Sincere condolences to the Stanton family. He was a man you kids can be extremely proud off. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Greg Marnon - Haverhill, MA

“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 »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


John F. "Franny" Stanton passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 20, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born in Melrose on December 10, 1943 to the late Michael & Agnes (Leonard) Stanton. Franny was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and entered the US Marine Corps in 1962, served his country with pride and was a Vietnam War Era Veteran. After his discharge from the service Mr. Stanton joined the Melrose Police Department in 1965 as a patrolman and retired in 1998 at a Lieutenant and a Patrol Commander. A lifelong resident of Melrose, Franny loved spending time at his second home on Highland Lake in Washington, NH and was active with the Friends of the Woods. It was important to him to protect the conservation land around the lake. Mr. Stanton enjoyed riding ATV's around the woods and going out boating on the lake. He also enjoyed spending time in Bonita Springs, Florida during the winter. Franny was the husband of the late Janet R. (MacLeod) Stanton. Father of Laura A. Stanton of Windham, NH and Melrose Police Officer Kevin J. Stanton of Melrose. Brother of the late James F. Stanton and late Joseph Stanton. Uncle of Jimmy & John Stanton of Melrose. Great uncle of Shawn, Ryan, Kelly, Jessica & Maryanne. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home, on Tuesday Nov. 28th at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Franny's name to Hallmark Health VNA Hospice, 178 Savin St. Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148.