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Obituary for Patricia M. Stanton

Patricia (McElroy) Stanton, 80, wife of the late Joseph Stanton, died on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at home in Durham after a brief illness. Born in Meriden on March 2, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary McElroy. She had resided in Meriden, Wallingford, and Sevierville, TN throughout her lifetime. After graduating from Meriden High School, Patricia worked at a variety of jobs throughout her lifetime, including International Silver, Meriden Auction Rooms, and even Dollywood in TN.

Patricia was an avid sports woman enjoying softball, bowling, golfing, and bicycling in her earlier years. In retirement, she and her husband walked every day and took many trips to a nearby casino. Patricia enjoyed playing cards, going to bingo, and watching golf on TV.

Patricia is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Carlson of Meriden, her brother, Raymond McElroy (and Dawn Darcey) of South Meriden, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Patricia was predeceased by her sisters Helen (Sissy) Langner and her companion Bill, Lois McElroy and her husband Wayne, and Joan Cossette and her husband Donald.

A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences, please visit