January 19 2013: STANTON, Mabel L.


Died January 15, 2013 with her daughter near her side in New Rochelle, New York. Mabel was born August 26, 1922, in Louisiana to Claireville and Eugenia LeBlanc. She was the 10th of 11 children. She moved to Chicago in 1945 with her first husband, Stanley Stanton. The couple later settled in Washington, DC, where she was an administrative assistant in the Executive Office Building under the Eisenhower Administration and later at OSHA where she was a Program Analyst. They had one child, Janice Stanton.

After Stanley’s death in 1980 Mabel moved to Houston, Texas where she renewed her relationship with her high school sweetheart Richard Millspaugh. She and Richard married and lived in Louisiana from 1984 until his death in 2008 when Mabel moved to New York to be closer to her daughter. Mabel was a devoted mother and sister. She was known for her loving nature, generosity, and smile. Mabel is survived by her sister, Josephine Kelley; daughter and three grandchildren, Adam, Amy and Francesca Colombo. She will be sorely missed by many. Relatives and friends may call at Christ the King Church, 2301 Colston Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 on Thursday, January 24 from 12 to 1 p.m., where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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