He was married to Marilyn Stanton with whom he celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this past June 24th .
Born in Revere, MA, he was the son of the late Robert M. Stanton and Marguerite Stanton. He graduated from Revere High School with the class of 1963, Lowell Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and University of Dayton with a Masters in Material Science.
He proudly served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He also worked there as a civilian.
He owned and operated two McDonald’s Restaurants. A McDonald’s in Warner and another in Hillsborough, NH.
He was a member of Nabnasett Lake Country Club. Enjoyed golf, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. Robert summered in Westford, MA and wintered in Cape Coral, FL.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Robert Stanton III and his wife Kelly of Tewksbury, MA; three daughters, Lynn MacDonald and her husband Jeffrey of Bantam, CT, Laura Scaplen and her husband Kevin of Westford, and Mary Chaves and her husband Philip of Arlington; four sisters, Carolyn Callahan and her husband Daniel of Woburn, Jane Doherty and her husband Michael of Punta Gorda, FL, Susan Keskula and her husband Richard of Tewksbury, MA, and Julie Stanton and her wife Sarah Levitt of Georgetown, MA; eleven grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours Mon. 9 to 10:30 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, followed by a funeral Mass at 11AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Autism Society of America, 4340 East West Hwy Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.