Alexa A. Stanton

Alexa A. Stanton, 68, of New Berlin passed away on Wednesday October 18, 2017 in Albany, NY surrounded by her loving family.

Alexa was born on July 27, 1949 in Walton, NY the daughter of the late Stilson and Dorothy Constable Tweedie. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle Stanton.

Alexa was a graduate of Walton Central School and State University of New York at Oneonta. She then completed a 34-year elementary teaching career with the Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School District, retiring in 2005. In addition to teaching, Alexa partnered with her husband, Richard, to operate their dairy farm in Edmeston until 2000.

Alexa loved her family and spent a significant amount of time with her grandchildren riding four-wheelers, playing kickball, catching frogs, and leading them on fun adventures. She made sure to decorate for every holiday, Christmas being her favorite! Alexa enjoyed her flower gardens, sewing and quilting, cooking and baking. She also loved reading historical fiction, playing board games, and frequenting a garage sale, flea market or antique shop.

Alexa is survived by her loving husband Richard, whom she married on August 6, 1982, her children Jeffrey (Michel) Galley of Garrattsville, Paul (Jessica) Stanton of New Berlin, Amy (Michael) Rifanburg of Edmeston, Christi Stanton of Jacksonville, FL, and Julie-Jo Stanton of Pittsfield, her grand children Brianna Soth-Barr, Emily, Claire, Brynn, and Molly Rifanburg, Marissa, Austin, and Warren Galley, Oliver, and Caleb Stanton. She is also survived by her sisters Lee (Herm) Peterson of Richmondville, NY, and Kay (Rodney) Gale of Milford, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

A time to remember and celebrate Alexa’s life will be 2:00p.m. Monday, October 23 at Alexa and Richard’s home 183 Burski Road New Berlin, NY (Town of Pittsfield). There will be no calling hours. Casual attire is requested. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church in New Berlin, NY, or the Chenango SPCA 6160 County Road 32 Norwich, NY 13815 in loving memory of Alexa. Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, New York. To send condolences, visit or visit Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

15 thoughts on “Alexa A. Stanton”

  1. So sorry to hear about your mom/grandma passing away..Lucky was a special person who had a heart of gold and loved her family. Draw on your memories and bring comfort during this time of loss > Linda Button

  2. To Amy, Mike, Jeff, Michel and families: I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have helped bear your burden during this difficult time. Be assured that you have been constantly in my prayers. May you sense my love and the loving arms of your Savior. I hope to see you soon. ~Grandma Galley

  3. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of this beautiful family. You are clearly privileged to have had such a wonderful parent and friend. Lucky once told me that her greatest joy was to see what great parents her children had become.
    Amen! Love to all-

  4. My thoughts are with the entire family as I know so many of you…hugs to each of you. I enjoyed working with her at the cider mill and seeing her at some many school functions. She truly loved you ALL.

  5. To The Family of Lucky Stanton. I am so sorry to hear of Lucky’s passing. She was a great gal pal in high school… very smart and fun to be around. May your grief pass swiftly and your memories last forever.

  6. My sympathy to Alexa’s family. We were classmates in Walton and I will always remember Lucky’s beautiful smile and kind heart. She will be remembered fondly by me and the members of the Walton Central School Class of 1967. Rest in Peace Lucky.

  7. The WCS Class of ’67 offer our heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the love and memories shared with Lucky give you comfort in the coming days.

  8. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hadn’t seen her in years but she was such a fun cousin when we all met up at the Constable Farm in Walton.

  9. I enjoyed working with Alexa at GMU – a true champion and role model for all students and her colleagues. She had a good heart and you always knew where you stood with her. My condolences to the family and friends.

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