Epworth Stanton

MOULTON, Epworth (“Ep”) Stanton, 96, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away April 6, 2017.

Ep was born in Manchester, NH on June 8, 1920. He was proceeded in death by his second loving wife, Barbara Ann, and their son, Jayson. He is survived by four sons, Frank, Peter, Raymond, and Dana; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and, his step-daughter, Carlene Merrill, with whom he was very close.

Ep graduated from Manchester West High School and Nichols College in Dudley, Mass. He served in the Army during World War II. His working life was spent in the wholesale and retail food business. He owned and ran Moulton’s Market in Amherst, NH. EP ended his career as president of the grocery wholesaler Miliken, Tomlinson Company of Portland, ME, a subsidiary of Wetterau Inc.

Ep loved everything about horses. From his first pony at age eight to his last at age 86, he spent his spare time raising, riding, and showing horses. He was a judge, ringmaster and steward at horse shows for decades in New Hampshire. He traveled many miles to see them on farms, or go to national horse shows in New York and Kentucky. In evenings, Ep would read his horse magazines, following the great trainers and farms in the US.

In 2007, Ep moved from his home in Windham, ME to Americana Cove in St. Petersburg, FL, where he enjoyed his neighbors, weather, community activities, and most of all his pool aerobic workouts. Here he enjoyed horse events in Tampa, Florida State Fair, and the rodeo in Arcadia. He loved the circus with the elephants, lions, and horses. Ep’s wishes were that he be cremated and buried in Meadowview Cemetery, Foundry Street, Amherst, NH alongside his wife, Barbara Ann and their son, Jayson. The graveside service will be at 11 o’clock on June 8th. The family will hold a reception following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation. The contact is Donna Cothron, Development Officer, 1200 7th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, (727) 825-1109. Veterans Funeral Care (727) 524-9202.