NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

May 9, 2013

Sophia Stanton, 93


Newburyport, MA — Sophia (Villaras) Stanton, age 93, of Newburyport, Mass., wife of the late Joseph Raymond Stanton Jr., died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Country Manor Nursing Home, Newburyport, MA. She was born in Newburyport, Mass., on March 17, 1920, daughter of the late Nicklys and Penelope (Athas) Villaras.

Sophia was a loving mother to Bonnie Boucher and her husband, Al of Newburyport, Mass.; loving grandmother of Nicole Casellini Sopic and her husband, Sasha of Ipswich, Mass., and Matthew Casellini and his wife, Brigid of Newburyport, Mass.; and loving great-grandmother of Tyler J. Hale, Caden Sopic, Carragh Casellini and Maeve Casellini. She leaves three sisters, Cornelia Mathieu of Amesbury, Gayle Irish of Newburyport, and Tepsie Sawyer of Ameabury; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Ifijeania “Jean” Harder.

She was very active in and loved the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Newburyport, Mass.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Harris Street, Newburyport, MA. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Newburyport, Mass. Funeral arrangements are by the Twomey LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport, MA. For directions or to leave online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.