In Loving memory of Marva J. Stanton


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September 9, 1945                                                                         June 23, 2013


Mrs. Marva Jeanette Stanton also known to some as “Gina” was born to the late Violet A. Graves  (Franklin Graves) and John Hamilton Sr.  Marva was born on September 9, 1945 in Tela, Honduras.

Marva was christened and confirmed in the Episcopal Church in Tela, Honduros, where she was also educated in the Episcopal Schooling System.

On June 25, 1966, she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Roberto H. Stanton. After getting married she relocated to Boston, MA where she was employed as a Nanny for a well respected Harvard professor and his family.  She then relocated to New York City and worked for the telephone company for many years as well as worked on Wall Street.

Marva once again relocated to the Boston area where she was employed for the Boston School Committee and The Boston Water & Sewer Commission.

Marva was very active in the Honduran Community as a faithful member of the Boston Honduran Reunion Committee for many years.

Marva was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit under the leadership of Reverend Zenetta Armstrong for the past 3 years.  This is where she enjoyed hearing the word of God, and the fellowship of the saints.

Marva leaves to cherish her memory, husband of 47 years Roberto H. Stanton, 3 children Suzanne (Dimitry), Robert, and Bryan.  Six grand children Danielle, Samantha, Sabrina, Bryan Jr., Angela, and Bryanna. Siblings Lorenzo, John, Anita (Glen), Susan, Richard, and Lloyd. Proceeded in death by Franklin (Papi) and Natalie. A host of nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Marva Jeanette loved her family and friends. Her childhood friends played an important part throughout her life.

Gina had full blown Sickle Cell Anemia. She was well known at The Carney Hospital where she got treatment for over 40 years. In loving memory of her life, Her son-in-law wrote a book of poems where he dedicated two poems to her life’s struggle with Sickle Cell disease. The two poems are “A Warrior Within Sixty-three Rounds” and “The Silent Fight Within.

You can continue her legacy through your charitable donation online. When you make a donation of $35 or more you will receive a copy of his poetry book, Pages from My Heart, as a thank you for your donation to Sickle Cell research. The book is a collection of love poems, spiritual poems, and spoken words poems. Portion of your donation will go towards Sickle Cell research and awareness.  Please note that any donations lower than $35 will not receive a copy of the book.