Lillian M. (Powell) Stone, 88, of Little Neck Road, Ipswich, wife of
the late Raymond W. Stone, died Sunday, September 6, 2009 in the
Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing
Center, Beverly, following a
She was born in Newfoundland
on December 19, 1920, the daughter of the
late Richard J. and Annie (Spencer) Powell. As a young girl she and
her family immigrated to Cambridge. She was raised in Cambridge,
public schools, and graduated from
Longfellow School with the Class of
future husband Raymond in the weeks
before he was to leave for Europe as a bomber pilot,
soon married. Following his return they
settled in Cambridge where they started their family.
They later lived on Long Island, New
York for several years,
and relocated to Ipswich in 1963.
Mrs. Stone was an active member of the Ipswich United Methodist
Church. She loved music, sang
in the church’s choir, and was a member of the North
Shore Chorale Society, traveling with them to Europe. She also
enjoyed painting and cooking and caring for her family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, David A. Stone and his wife Susan of
Cambridge and Robert P. Stone and his wife Kathleen of Lebanon, ME;
five grandchildren, Benjamin Stone of Portland, ME, Emily Haggstrom
of Salem, Jonathan, Amy and Samuel Stone all of Cambridge; several
nephews and nieces;
and her devoted companion William Smith of Ipswich. She was the
sister of the late Alan Powell formerly of Belmont and Ethel Carnes
formerly of Holiday, FL.
Her funeral service will be held Thursday, September 10
at 10am in the United Methodist Church,
31 North Main St., Ipswich followed by burial in the Woodlawn
Cemetery, Everett. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Visiting hours are Wednesday 4 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Memorial contributions in Lillian's
name may be made to
the Asperger's Association of New England,
Hospice of the North Shore, Suite B-102, 75 Sylvan
St., Danvers, MA 01923.