Mary L. Staton

Mary Lou (Nelson) Staton passed away on Sunday October 9, 2016. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Staton Sr. and daughter of the late Harry and Harriet Nelson. Mary had worked for many years in the Dietary Department at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket and was also a teacher aid at Puss'N Boots Nursery School. Mary was a member of Phillips Memorial Baptist Church in Cranston and was a past president of the Phillips Seniors Club. She is survived by her daughter Gail Staton of Cranston, son Thomas Staton Jr. and his wife Donna of Skaneateles, New York, grandchildren Heather Boccanfusco, Heidi Fritsche and her husband Jason of Cranston, Donald Staton of New York, Erik Haluzak of Oregon, Evan Staton of California, seven great grandchildren, sister Carol Maxwell of Warwick, brothers Walter Shunney of Florida, Terrence Shunney of Massachusetts, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Michael Shunney. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00am

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Kathy McPeak - 10/13/2016

So sorry for your loss. I know she was the solid foundation for your family

Jean Manocchia - 10/13/2016

Dear Staton Family,
I was saddened to hear of Mary's passing. She was a lovely,sweet lady who reminded me of my mother. I knew Mary from Phillips. We were Deacons together. I always enjoyed being in her company. Whenever I would see her we would chat and she would always update me her girls. You were all so fortunate to have had her in your life. May your memories help to comfort you at this very difficult time

With my deepest sympathy,
Jean Manocchia

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Fritsche - 10/13/2016

Mary, or as we knew her as Gigi was a remarkable lady. She always brought laughter to any where she was. We are so blessed to have known her in our life and she will be surely missed. Our deepest sympathy to her family. So sorry for all of your loss...

Rina Hopkins - 10/13/2016

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. She was a sweet, friendly, person. Remember all the good times you had together. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Peace and God Bless.

Frances (Saunders) Andersen - 10/13/2016

Gail and family,
How sad to have learned of "Mother Mary" passing away. Knew her for over 50 yrs! A women who truly loved her family in good times and bad. A women who also loved her friends. Will always remember sitting next to her in the Bethany Church choir loft and scolding me if I didn't. She also loved parties. May she be singing in Heaven with all those great saints who greeted her on her next journey. May peace be with you all. Frannie

Suzanne (Hart) Laprad - 10/13/2016

Gail and Tom I am so sorry to hear of aunt mary passing. The wonderful memories of when her and uncle Tom coming over to our house and and the many laughs we all shared will always be with me. Be at peace knowing she is at peace and with your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Paul M. Petit - 10/14/2016

Dear Gail,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have very fond memories of your Mom. She was a woderful Lady. My thoughts and proyers are with you all.

Linda Wright - 10/14/2016

Gail, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful woman, always ready for a good time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Don & Donna Joyal - 10/14/2016

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. There are so many memories to comfort you and your family. Our love to you all.

Debbie Barber - 10/14/2016

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I loved seeing her at church and hearing stories of what was happening in life. What a sweet, caring, kind woman whose smile could light up a room. David and I send our condolences to your family. She will be missed

Melissa Day - 10/14/2016

I got to know Mary when we were taking meals to the Welcome Arnold Shelter. She was always such a joy to be around! I was very sorry to learn of her passing, and wish peace and good memories to all her family.

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