Maureen (Harrington) (Raimo) Stanton, 78 years, died peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, January 24, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late C. Robert Stanton and first wife of the late Michael J. Raimo and predeceased mother, Pauline (Bergeron-Harrington) Whiteway. Maureen was born on December 28, 1942., in Stoneham, MA, and formerly of Danvers, MA and Pittsfield, MA (The Berkshires). She graduated Lynn Classical High School 1960 and later worked as Controller for 11 years at ITW Devcon, Danvers, MA and as Senior Accountant at William A. Berry and Kavanagh Advisory Group for 18 years until her retirement.
She is survived by her loving and devoted children: daughter, Denise Raimo and Paul (Blanchard) of Gloucester, MA and sons, Michael Raimo and wife Lori (Paiva) of Wilmington, MA and Steven Raimo of Waterloo, IA, William Raimo and wife Christine (Belman) of Berthhoud,CO and step daughter, Kim Stanton of Glendale, CA., and her two sisters Kathy Rocha and husband Dan, of Tampa, FL, Patricia Grebe and husband Hank, of Topsham ME.
She will not be forgotten by her grandchildren, Ryan, Melanie, Tracy, Erica, Abbi, Heather and Nathan and step grandchildren, Amanda and Kaitlyn.
Maureen will be remembered for her love of family, her exuberant joy of live theatre, her delight of travel and mostly for her ability to inspire others to share in those experiences. She enjoyed supporting the arts and volunteered as a fundraiser and treasurer on the Board of Trustees for the Berkshire Theater Festivals. She had theater friends from all over the world, and she had a wonderful time with her persona as “The Countess” jumping at any chance to go to Miami, New York, Paris or London. Hopping on a train was especially thrilling bringing memories of her childhood travels through Germany. At times of rest between adventures Maureen loved her collection of books, solving Cryptograms and admiring her compilation of framed theater posters. Most of all she loved to tell a good story celebrating life with her family and special friends, lifting a glass of Glenlivet and giving a hardy “Cheers”. Her spirit will be missed.
Services will be held privately, Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers, MA. and a celebration of life will be announced in the summer. Memorial contributions may be made in Maureen’s name to the Carolyn Bonner Scholarship fund at Smith College, www.smith.edu/give/ (413-341-2420) and/or the Richie DuPont Scholarship Fund www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/support/ (413-448-8084 ext.18)
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