Richard Bulkley Stanton, 91, of Hamden, loving husband of Mary (Marcon) Stanton died on Friday, October 20 at home. He was born on August 21, 1926 in Sharon, Conn. He was son of the late Stephen Aloysius Stanton and Daisy Isabel Bulkley (Charles) Skidmore. Richard is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Mary Louise Marcon of Lakeville, Conn. Also surviving are his children; Gerald Stanton of Salisbury, Deborah (Robert Roy) of St. Petersburg, Fla., Timothy (Colleen Sutton) Stanton of Cromwell, Kathleen (Paul DeBrum) of Middlefield, Mary (Buddy DeGennaro) of Woodbridge and Peter (Nancy Leahy) Stanton of Cheshire. He also leaves his beloved sisters, Patricia Smith and Eileen Cackowski, and fourteen cherished grandchildren; Amelia (Fabian Pineda) Stanton, Robert (Angela Newton) Roy, Marissa (Mark Behm), Andrew (Lindsey Madlinger), Brian and Michael Stanton, Corey and Eric DeBrum, Louis, Jacqueline and Claire Daisy DeGennaro, and Jack, Kevin and Caroline Stanton, great-grandchildren; Luca and Alora Roy, and many nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his brothers; Stephen, Brian and James. A graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, Conn., Richard served with distinction with the U.S. Navy during the invasion of Okinawa in World War II. As a Naval Reservist, he was later called to active duty to Atsugi Air Force Base in Japan from where he was deployed to the Korean Peninsula. He was employed by the Southern New England Telephone Company and retired after 35 years as a Labor Relations executive in 1991. A long-time member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden, Richard served as a Eucharistic Minister in the parish and at St. Raphael’s Hospital. In 2005, he was awarded the Archdiocese of Hartford Medal of Appreciation from Archbishop Henry Mansell. Friends may visit with Richard's family at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 11:00 on Friday, October 27, 2017. Guests are asked to meet directly at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services at 228 West Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201, or to the St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen at 930 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. My most sincere condolences on the passing of Dick. I had the pleasure of working with Dick at SNET YP for many years. He was always a true gentleman and someone who you could always count on when seeking advice or just having a friendly conversation. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend his services, however he will always be in my prayers. Sincerely, Robert W. Peterson

  2. Dear Stantons-Another blow to Spring Glen. I’ve always cherished the memories of growing up on Ardmore St. and feel fortunate to have been able to share the same with my kids. Whether riding bikes up and down, trick-or-treating, or taking my girls for a walk around the block, Mr. Stanton ever-present on the porch swing is something that will remain vivid in my memory. Unfortunately, I’m not around to attend the next couple days, but please know my sincerest thoughts and condolences are with you all during this difficult time.

  3. I am saddened to see that Dick has passed. As you all know, I knew Dick as a father at the baseball field, a loving husband, and as a patient in my office in support of Mary and for himself. He was one of the kindest, most caring persons who always exhibited a love and respectful pride for his entire family. I admired all my encounters with him because he presented himself as the person we all aspire to be in the eyes of the world. He was always the model father, husband and citizen we all strive to be. I know he will be missed by all of you as well as all those whose lives he touched. Mary, my sincerest condolences.

  4. I am saddened for your loss. I will always remember your dad on the porch swing he loved so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

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