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IN MEMORIAM: Alexa A. Stanton, 68;

Retired 35-Year Teacher, Dairy Farmer

Alexa A. Stanton

NEW BERLIN – Alexa A. Stanton, 68, a 34-year elementary teacher at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School,  passed away on Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017 in Albany, surrounded by her loving family.

Alexa was born on July 27, 1949 in Walton, the daughter of the late Stilson and Dorothy Constable Tweedie. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle Stanton.

Alexa was a graduate of Walton Central School and SUNY Oneonta. She retired from teaching at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in 2005. In addition to teaching, Alexa partnered with her husband, Richard, to operate their dairy farm in Edmeston until 2000.

Alexa loved her family and spent a significant amount of time with her grandchildren riding four-wheelers, playing kickball, catching frogs, and leading them on fun adventures. She made sure to decorate for every holiday, Christmas being her favorite! Alexa enjoyed her flower gardens, sewing and quilting, cooking and baking. She also loved reading historical fiction, playing board games, and frequenting a garage sale, flea market or antique shop.

Alexa is survived by her loving husband Richard, whom she married on Aug. 6, 1982; her children Jeffrey (Michel) Galley of Garrattsville, Paul (Jessica) Stanton of New Berlin, Amy (Michael) Rifanburg of Edmeston, Christi Stanton of Jacksonville, Fla., and Julie-Jo Stanton of Pittsfield, and her grandchildren Brianna Soth-Barr, Emily, Claire, Brynn, and Molly Rifanburg, Marissa, Austin, and Warren Galley, Oliver, and Caleb Stanton. Also here sisters, Lee (Herm) Peterson of Richmondville, and Kay (Rodney) Gale of Milford, and several nieces and nephews.

A time to remember and celebrate Alexa’s life will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Alexa and Richard’s home 183 Burski Road, New Berlin (Town of Pittsfield). There will be no calling hours.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church in New Berlin, NY, or the Chenango SPCA 6160 County Road 32 Norwich, NY 13815 in loving memory of Alexa. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker & Terry Funeral Home 30 South St., Edmeston. To send condolences, visit or visit Facebook at Delker & Terry Funeral Home.




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