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October 6, 1938 - March 23, 2024

Burial Date June 10, 2024

Place of Service Queen of Peace Church

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John B. “Jack” Staunton

Born October 6, 1938, in Rostige, County Mayo, Ireland to John Staunton and Mary Mellott Staunton.

Died peacefully at home in Aberdeen, N.C. March 23, 2024, surrounded by family.

Jack emigrated to the United States in 1957. Following employment at Imperial Dry Cleaners and Gammell and Kimbal, he joined the U.S Marine Corps in 1961. He participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and later served in Viet Nam until 1966. Jack was a proud citizen of the United States and his country of birth, the Republic of Ireland. He retired from Top Notch Distributors in 2007.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary, brother, Paddy and his wife Anne, brother, Mick, sister Josie and her husband Phil O’Mara and sister Margaret and her husband John Murtha.

In 1967 Jack married the love of his life, Donna Corazzi with whom he shared 57 wonderful years of marriage and two children, John Brendan Staunton and his wife Micky, New York and Maura Staunton, N.C.

He is survived by: Nephews, William Murtha and wife Cheryl, Brendan O’Mara and wife Laura, Dublin, Ireland, John Francis Staunton and wife Kath, UK, Margaret “Peggy” Dawber and husband John, UK, Nieces: Christina Finnegan, Rostigue, Co Mayo, Ireland, Helen Staunton and Zibi, Charlestown, Co Mayo, Ireland, Theresa Loftus and husband Michael, Rostigue, Co Mayo, Ireland. Bernadette Collins and husband Tim, Co Kerry, Ireland as well as numerous grand nieces and nephews and their children. Brother-in -law, Jacquin Corazzi, his daughters Tia and Ed Strata, children Eddie and Myranda, and Amanda Johannes and husband Mike, son Mickie.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a favorite charity in memory of Jack.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 10th at Queen of Peace Church in Hawley at 10 am.  Interment with military honors will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Jessup.