Stanton, Norman A., 77, a resident of Boynton Beach, FL and summer resident of Cape Porpoise, ME passed away suddenly on November 27, 2012 at the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford, ME. Norm was born April 23, 1935 in Detroit, MI, the son of Norman Booth and Marguerite DePory Stanton. He began his college education at the University of Michigan, but decided to join the United States Army where he served in Europe. Upon his discharge from active duty, he returned to school and graduated in 1959 from Boston University with a B.A. in Journalism. On June 3, 1960 he married Susan Harris, settling in Winchester, MA where they raised their family of three sons; he was an editor for Addison Wesley Publishing. After the boys had grown, they moved to Orlando, FL, where Norman worked for C.B.I. Assessment, ultimately retiring to Boynton Beach, FL. He is predeceased by his wife of almost 50 years Susan in 2008. After that, he split his time between Florida and Maine with his subsequent companion Marcia Harmon. Norm loved to travel, recently having the opportunity to show Marcia, where he was stationed in Europe during his time the Army. In his retirement, he was able to concentrate on his golf game, to the point that he finally got a hole in one, a feat so far unmatched by his sons. He also loved to read, was known as a walking textbook for Civil War history, and a life member of the Thomas Stanton Society. Survivors include his three sons Christopher Stanton of Arlington, MA, Robert Stanton of Winter Park, FL & Alexander Stanton of Brentwood, TN; companion Marcia Harmon of Cape Porpoise, ME and brother Garth Stanton of San Francisco, CA. He also is survived by his five grandchildren: Kate, Matt, Emily, Michael and Patrick. Following Normans wishes, no services are planned at this time and no arrangements are requested. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to: United Cerebral Palsy of Middle TN 1200 9th Avenue North, Suite 110 Nashville, TN 37208, on behalf of his granddaughter Emily A. Stanton. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunkport, ME www.bibberfuneral.com
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Dec. 9, 2012