David Thomas Stanton, 25, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He was the beloved son of Mark Stanton and Theresa “Terry” (Magliulo) (Stanton) Potter both of New Britain.
David was born on June 28, 1993 in Bristol and was a graduate of E.C. Goodwin Tech. High School. He was currently employed as a Molder with Classic Coil Co. of Bristol.
He shared many meals and fun times with family especially with his mother’s side of the family where 15 plates or more at the table was just a regular dinner. David enjoyed anything with a motor, with Dad bringing home a Honda Quad when he was only 5 months old. At age 6, David joined Silver City Jr. Motorsports in Meriden and won his very first race! David went from racing one car a week to racing 3 cars weekly until age 15 when he switched to The New London Waterford Speedbowl and began racing in the Legend Division for a few years. David then got a chance to see things from the other side of the fence becoming a Race Official at The Waterford Speedbowl performing car weight inspection. When not driving a racecar or working at a track, David and his good friend Devon liked to visit other tracks in Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire New York and beyond. David also liked to visit Mark and Robin’s remote camp in The Berkshires where he fished, swam, rode dirt bike, shot guns and made great big bonfires! He liked his cars and truck, and despite not being in the vehicle repair industry, he could fix almost anything. David traveled throughout the Northeast to attend Volkswagen car meets and had a taste for the VW brand.
Only a few short months ago David and several friends took a 7-day cruise out of Florida to Mexico and Cayman Islands, and last year flew to Colorado. In 2013 David got his boating license and spent the next few summers boating on the Connecticut River, and hanging out on Haddam island. David also liked to visit his Grandparents beach side home in Old Lyme where he rode scooters and Golf carts.
Besides his parents, David leaves his sister, Abigail Stanton; Stepmother Robin Stanton and Stepfather Stephen Potter. He also leaves his Grandfathers, Vincent Magliulo, and Thomas Stanton; aunts and uncles, Donna Magliulo, Kathy and Roland Lavigne, Susan and Glenn Dattile, Mary and William Rice, Vinny Magliulo, Brenda Boone and Karen Magliulo and many cousins. He was predeceased by his grandmothers, Mary Magliulo and Carol Stanton; his Uncle Patrick Magliulo and Aunt Christine Wyzga.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol. The funeral will leave at 10:15 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019 from the funeral home and will proceed to St. Matthew Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Silver City Quarter Midgets, 835 Hanover Rd., Meriden, CT 06451 (www.silvercityquartermidgets.com). To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit David’s memorial page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com.
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