Stansfield, Sr, 91, of Rockport, longtime Ipswich resident,
died Sunday, July 22, 2012 in the Beverly Hospital following his
Born in Lawrence November 20, 1920 son of the late Arthur and
Margaret (Sellars) Stansfield, he lived as a child in Danvers
where he attended the Holten Richmond School and Ipswich where
he attended the Payne School.
A WWII Veteran, he enlisted in the United States Army on October
20, 1940 and proudly served until his Honorable Discharge on
June 25, 1945. He was assigned to the First Infantry Division
Company B 1st Combat Medical Battalion attached to
the 18th Infantry Regiment. He was decorated with the
Bronze Star, a good conduct medal, eight campaign stars and one
Arrowhead Victory medal and Belgium and French F’our-ra-gere.
For thirty-seven years he was the husband of the late Jane Dolan
of Ipswich. Following her death, in 1983 he married Virginia
(Lane) Hopkins of Rockport.
Mr. Stansfield was well known to many as a postal carrier,
employed for thirty-five years for the Ipswich Post Office. He
was a member of the Ipswich V.F.W. Post #1093 and the American
Legion Post #80.
In addition to his wife Virginia he is survived by two sons,
Donald H. Stansfield, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and James E.
Stansfield of Ipswich; four daughters, Donna J. Hughes and her
husband Steven of Ipswich, Patricia J. Tarbox and her husband
William of Wolfeboro, NH, Eileen J. Mansell and her husband
Richard of Madbury, NH and Janet M. Champagne and her husband
David of Hooksett, NH; stepson David Hopkins and his wife Ann of
Punta Gorda, FL; sister-in-law Grace Stansfield of Peabody; nine
grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
He was the brother of the late Arthur and William Stansfield,
both formerly of Peabody, Ernest Stansfield formerly of Andover,
Mary Ryan formerly of Barre, VT and Grace O’Donnell formerly of
His funeral Service with Army Honors will be held graveside 11
am Saturday, July 28 in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are
Tuesday, July 24, 4 to 8 pm with a Veterans Service at 8 pm in
the Whittier-porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. In lieu
of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to a
charity of one’s choice.