Stanton, Alicia M.
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Alicia M. Stanton, M.D., 48, of Longmeadow, MA, beloved wife of Robert M. Burns, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. She was born in Buffalo, NY on December 29, 1963, to Aloysius F. and Virginia M (Owczarczak) Stanton. Alicia, a physician and author of two books, Hormone Harmony and Guide to Hormone Weight Loss, was an internationally acclaimed physician educator who lectured on hormone balance and weight loss. She practiced integrative medicine in Glastonbury, CT, and was board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a specialist in preventative medicine and hormone balance. She was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Diplomate of the Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, and an Advanced Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. In addition to speaking in numerous cities in the United States, she was an invited guest lecturer in Lisbon, Portugal, and Frankfort, Germany. Dr. Stanton graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1982 and from the State University of New York at Geneseo three years later. She spent the year following graduation working at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to be sure her chosen career in medicine was the right choice. She graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1990. She aspired to be a doctor from the time she was in kindergarten. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2011 and shared the journey of her illness on Facebook, including photos of her during chemotherapy and even showing photos of herself with various wigs asking her followers for opinions when she suffered hair loss. She had several hundred followers who constantly commented on her open battle with breast cancer, her positive attitude, and the inspiration they felt in following her. In addition to her husband and parents, Alicia is survived by her precious boys, Eric M. Mau and Evan M. Mau and the boy's father, Andrew E. Mau as well as her loving sister and brother, Amy S. Phillips and her husband Howard, of Horseheads, NY, and Robert A. Stanton and his wife, Heather, of Elmira, NY. She enjoyed a strong relationship with her nieces and nephews: Michael, Kristen and Alyssa Phillips and Philip and Christopher Stanton. A Memorial Service celebrating Alicia's life will be held at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, CT at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 25, 2012. Her family will receive family and friends from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Donations (in lieu of flowers) may be made to: St. Francis Cancer Center, 114 Woodland Street, Hartford CT 06105. To leave online condolence, please visit: www.leetstevens.com.
Published in Star-Gazette on Aug. 24, 2012