Jane Stanton
  • USO
    PO Box 96322
    Washington D.C., DC 20090

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“Peggy and Al, Please accept our deepest sympathy. Everyone has asked that their condolences be passed on. Just know that we are thinking about you...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Kim Atkinson - Tallahassee, FL

“Dear Martin, Peggy and Family, We are so saddened by Mary Janes passing. She was a special light in our family who you could always count on...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Joanna Dunn - Natick, MA - Niece

“Thinking of all of you. Aunt Mary Jane was such a special woman and we are holding on to all the special memories and fun times we have enjoyed...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: The Quaranto Family - Hopkinton, MA

“Dear Martin, Peggy and Families, We are so saddened by the passing of Aunt Mary Jane. She was such a loving sister to my dad who cared so...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Susan Neary White - Franklin, MA

“I hate that we will not be able to talk everyday and spend time together anymore. You have been much more than a mom, you have been a great friend. ...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Peggy Crowley - Gainesville, FL


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Mary Jane (Neary) Stanton born 12 April 1925, died on 2 November 2011. She was the daughter of George and Josephine Neary, wife of Charles R. Stanton and mother of Margaret Crowley and Martin Stanton. She had a happy childhood in Natick with her immediate family of brother, Tommy, sister Katherine and sister Margaret, as well as an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Her father, uncles and brother, Tommy, all worked for the fire department and service to the community ran very strong within her. She graduated from Natick High School in June of 1942 and Emmanuel College in 1947. She led an adventurous and fun filled life first working for the FBI as a fingerprint analyst and then as a special services director for the Army in Germany. It was here that she met the love of her life First Sergeant Charles R. Stanton. They were married in Boblingen Germany in April of 1952, and returned to FT Monmouth, NJ, in 1953. It was at Ft. Monmouth that her two children were born; first Margaret in 1955 and then Martin in 1956. Her years in Fort Monmouth were spent raising her two children with visits every summer to her family at Natick and their summer house in Onset on Cape Cod. In 1966 she moved with her husband and family to Hawaii and had four glorious years living on the Island of Oahu. Here she worked as a teacher and hospital volunteer, visited active volcanoes learned Japanese flower arranging, snorkeled and learned to surf. In 1971 her husband Charles retired from the Army and she moved to Florida and resided for 40 years in Union Park just to the East of Orlando. She and her husband Charles helped her children finish high school and college and become established in life. She volunteered at St. Joseph's Parish and took part in many communal activities as well as took care of her husband in the later years of his failing health. She saw both her daughter and son get married and after the death of her husband in April of 1993 traveled widely visiting family and friends across the United States as well as in Venezuela and Qatar. She lived to see three grandchildren grow and to help the oldest get established in the University of Central Florida right down the road from her house. Jane Stanton was a caring, humorous, brave and adventurous soul. Even in recent years when she was frail, she was always ready to go meet people and have new experiences. She lived her life to the fullest and died in the company of her family. She is survived by her daughter Margaret Crowley, her son–in-law, Albert Crowley, her son Martin Stanton, her daughter-in-law Donna Stanton and Grandchildren John Stanton, Bridget Stanton and James Stanton. Jane will be honored with a Catholic Mass on Monday, November 7, at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church located at 1501 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL. Following the mass, friends and family are invited to Jane's house to continue the celebration of her life. Jane would probably appreciate having Catholic Masses said for her, donations to the USO or Special Olympics and of course, she loved flowers!