Charlene with her mother Carmen, who also passed away from breast cancer
Charlene Eloise Stanton
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 8, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    Bronx, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 9, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Pensacola, Florida, United States
Through it all, love remains.

Charlene Eloise Stanton, age 63, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL after a 4 year battle with metastic breast cancer. Charlene was born November 8, 1948, in Bronx, NY to the late Robert Muñoz and Carmen Vazquez Muñoz.

Charlene is survived by her husband, Dennis Leveson Stanton I; children: Luis A. Marrero, Cynthia Marrero Perez, and Lovelynn Marrero Nieves; stepchildren: Dennis L. Stanton II, Lathan L. Stanton, and Terrance Thompkins; 13 grandchildren; sisters Catherine Maltes and Cecile Hagerty; brother Robert Muñoz Jr.; and a number of other relatives and close friends. Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her older sister Celeste Parrón.

On June 14, 2000, Charlene and Dennis were married and they bought a home together in Milton, FL. She loved to be around family and with her children living in different states, she cherished the times when she could have all of her children and grandchildren together.

Charlene began her 30 year nursing career in Med-Surg and went on to the fields of Geriatrics, Oncology, and Psychology – the field where she was most passionate. Charlene was affectionately known by her family and friends as ‘Charlie’. She always loved to sing and dance. When she was young, she sang as a soprano in the choir and chorus. She also loved makeup and jewelry and had a large collection of both. She especially loved gemstones or anything shiny and colorful. She made it a point to collect jewelry of every color imaginable and loved to mix and match to coordinate with all of her outfits. She also loved to cook, especially Puerto Rican food. She stayed close to her Puerto Rican culture.

She had such a sweet caring nature, but prided herself on her spunky New York attitude. Over the past 16 years living in the south, she really stood out with her Bronx accent and sarcastic humor. She always got a kick out of the reactions she would get from her coworkers and patients. They couldn’t help but love her because she told it like it was and didn’t beat around the bush. She also had a laugh and smile that were infectious.

Although we know she is now living in peace, our hearts can’t help but ache for the loss of such a beautiful and genuine person. As a tribute to Charlene, the family has decided to forego a funeral service and has created a webpage in her honor on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website for Breast Cancer research. Memorial donations may be made at Please feel free to share any fond memories you have of Charlene or words of encouragement for the family as well as photos or videos.

She will forever be in our hearts. May she rest in peace.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lovelynn Nieves on 8th November 2015

"Happy birthday Mom. I love you and miss you everyday. Love, Lovey"

This tribute was added by Angelo Nicotera on 9th September 2015

"3 years ago WE lost another family member to Cancer.  The good thing is WE have another angel looking down and helping us when we need it the most.  Hope all is well with all your families and I send my LOVE to ALL of you on this very special day of remembrance of a very loved and loving lady.  GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, love Dino."

This tribute was added by Lovelynn Nieves on 9th September 2015

"Although I miss you every day, today is always so emotional for me. I think of you with everything I do and see. I love you mom. -Lovey"

This tribute was added by Lovelynn Nieves on 8th November 2014

"Happy Birthday Mom. Missing you today as always. Love you, Lovey"

This tribute was added by Cecile Hagerty on 12th September 2014

"Hey sis,
This is the first time that I have been able to write to you even though I talk to you almost every day. It has been a long, hard two years without you. However, I know that everything happens for a reason and I was so happy that we were so close during your battle with cancer and I was able to put a smile on your face when you needed it. Little did I know that even though you were not here in the flesh that you would be able to put a smile on my face when I needed it during my battle with cancer. I have learned as much from you, my big sis in your death as I did when you were alive. As we got older, people would mistake us for each other so often because we looked so much alike.  We had so much in common that at times it got scary. We finished each others sentences and we always knew what the other one wanted for dinner! LOL! You were diagnosed shortly after after Mom passed. Your were 59 at the time. I was diagnosed shortly after you passed and I was 59. I think of you, Mom, Celi and Dad all the time. I welcome the time when I will see and be with you all again.  Don't get me wrong, it is not gonna be that soon if I have anything to say about it! I still have stuff to do here first. Anyway, you know I love you forever and always, Ceci"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Perez on 11th September 2014

"Hi Mom, this week continues to be a difficult one and I'm sure will forever will be, we lost you on Sept 9th and today is Sept 11th, two very tragic days.  I couldn't bring myself to leave this message two days ago but now I am.  When I think that its been two years since we lost you, its crazy because it still feels like just yesterday. I don't think I will ever get use to you not physically being here because just like Lovey said, there are so many days that I just want to pick up the phone to call you and ask you for advice or just "shoot the shit" like we use to do. I miss our very long talks and mostly I miss hearing your beautiful voice. I know when I give birth in January to my little baby boy will be a very emotional time for me. You have always been at every one of my childrens birth and would always stay with me the first two weeks. I always loved having you close to me during that time and mom's have a way of making it all better. I know you will be with me when that day comes, I just wish I could hold your hand like I've always done.  See you soon in my dreams. Love always, Cyndi"

This tribute was added by Melissa Rowe on 9th September 2014

"Thinking of you and your family today. I know their hearts ache for you. Time passes, but the love remains.

This tribute was added by Lovelynn Nieves on 9th September 2014

"Mom, it's been two years since you left us and even though time has made it a little easier, I still feel like a part of me is missing. I know that feeling will never go away. So many things remind me of you and there are so many times I wish I could call you on the phone. I am so happy to have the memories I have, but they are bittersweet sometimes because they remind me that I can't make new memories with you. Thank you for being such a loving mom. I love you and miss you terribly.  Love, Lovey"

This tribute was added by iris schmidt on 8th November 2013

"Dee Dee, another year and another birthday in heaven.  I miss you my dear friend, and am forever grateful for the little time we had together at the end.  Love you ... Iris"

This tribute was added by Melissa Rowe on 10th September 2013

"I'm a day late, though I was thinking of you and your family especially yesterday. Your spirit lives on through your family, whom I love as my own. You're never far from my thoughts, and always in my heart. Rest easy."

This tribute was added by Lovelynn Nieves on 9th September 2013

"Mom, words can't express how much I miss you. I know you are here with us all the time but I miss the sound of your voice. You will forever remain in my heart! Love, Lovey"

This tribute was added by iris schmidt on 9th September 2013

"Dee Dee, I can't believe it's been a year. I remember how excited I got when we first reunited, after having been separated by time for over 20 years.  We shared a lot in times that were very turbulent for both of us. You were my confidant, my friend; you were like a sister. I miss you dearly, and am so grateful to have shared your spirit in my lifetime."

This tribute was added by william gaul on 9th September 2013

"Your beautiful memory lives on in your wonderful children, and my dear friends who remain in our hearts and thoughts always, but especially today...."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Perez on 9th September 2013

"Mom, I can't believe that today makes 1 year that you've been gone. It still feels like I just lost you. My pain has gotten easier but the sadness still remains. I can now think of you without crying and can finally smile when I think about all the wonderful memories you've given me. I love you mom, you will forever be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Kerry Johnson on 9th November 2012

"To Cynthia & Lovelynn,

This website is a very lovely tribute to your Mom. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you both. While you miss her very much, I hope you both can take great comfort in knowing that your Mom got to celebrate her very first Birthday with Jesus yesterday! How cool is that?! :)"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Perez on 8th November 2012

"Hi Mom.Today was a hard day for me. Everytime I had to write down today's date was a reminder of you.My cell phone reminder pop up for your birthday, my computer outlook reminder for your birthday, all day long all these reminders but all it really reminded me of is the fact that you're gone. It feels so strange not to buy you a present or not to send you flowers.I miss u, Happy Birthday<3"

This tribute was added by Melissa Rowe on 8th November 2012

"Happy Birthday, Charlene. You've been on my mind all day. You are loved and forever missed. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Lovelynn Nieves on 8th November 2012

"Happy Birthday Mom! This is the first time that I haven't been able to hear your voice on your birthday or mine. It was always the one time a year where we would talk two days in a row. I miss you so much.

Love, Lovey <3"

This tribute was added by Angelo Nicotera on 2nd October 2012

"We will ALL miss Charlene, a very loving, giving and caring person.  I am happy for her to be in heaven and finally out of pain and suffering.  Love always Dino."

This tribute was added by Alex DiBenedetto on 2nd October 2012

"My Titi Charlie was a wonderful human being. always smiling and joking around. I have fond memories of sharing my Army Basic Training Graduation with her and Dennis.

May you forever be with God. Love you, Alyboy."

This tribute was added by DENNIS STANTON I on 16th September 2012

"Dennis Leveson Stanton Will Love Charlene Eloise Stanton Forever!!!"

This tribute was added by DENNIS STANTON I on 16th September 2012

"Dear Charlene
   It’s always good to have greats memory to hold on to, cause it what I needed to over come the thought of you not being here with me. God Blessed you, and I know that to true!!!  Love you! Dennis L. Stanton"

This tribute was added by DENNIS STANTON I on 16th September 2012

"Dear Charlene
      I want to let everyone know you’re the greatest person I have ever met, and being my wife awesome! I will be missing you to the high degree of emotion, and there’s will be no forgetting you not possible. Everyday it was me and you vs. living the good life witch was my number one goals. Thanks you so much for the greatest memory that will last me for the rest of my life."

This tribute was added by Melissa Rowe on 12th September 2012

I've been thinking so much about you. Your sarcastic humor, your no-nonsense attitude, your beautiful voice. You were there through so many important moments in my life growing up. And, you brought me the best friend I've ever had. If it weren't for you, Luv and I would've never met. I'll miss now. I'll see you again. xo <3"

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