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 www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or visit Facebook at Delker and Terry Funeral Home.