In memory of
Carleton Burton
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In memory of
Carleton Burton
Burton, Carleton Lee. Carleton Lee Burton, age 87, of Midlothian, VA, formerly of Shelton, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Brandermill Woods Health Care in Midlothian. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucy Ianniello Burton. Carleton was born in Bridgeport on January 24, 1930, son of the late Clarence Burton and Mary (McClusky) Burton Lewis, and lived in Shelton since 1961. He moved to Bluffton, SC over twenty years ago, and recently to Midlothian, VA. Carleton served his country with the US Navy and then attended West Virginia Wesleyan College. He began his career as a mechanical draftsman with AVCO Lycoming in Stratford. He spent many years at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford before retiring from Sikorsky Aircraft. Carleton spent many years coaching in the Shelton Boys Biddy Basketball, as well as the Shelton Girls Basketball and Softball programs. He also served as an Assistant Scout Master in the Shelton Boy Scouts. He was an avid golfer and he was a longtime fan of UConn Women's Basketball. He is the beloved father of Michael Burton and Debra (DeMarco) Ebdon and her husband Curtis, and four cherished grandchildren, Kelly Burton, Michael Burton, Jr., Michael DeMarco, and Dominic DeMarco. He also leaves his partner of over 20 years, Janet Planten, her children, Linda Lamoree, Cheryl Planten, Wendy Delehanty, and Leslie Lubbers, their spouses and families. Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. His procession will leave the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, Shelton. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull. Memorial contributions care requested by the family to the Alzheimer's Foundation at www.alzfdn.org . Online condolences can be left at www.riverviewfh.com
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