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Lillian M. (Powell) Stone

Lillian M. (Powell) Stone, 88, of Little Neck Road, Ipswich, wife of the late Raymond W. Stone, died  Sunday, September 6, 2009  in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Beverly, following a brief illness.

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, attended public schools, and graduated from Longfellow School with the Class of 1935She met her future husband Raymond in the weeks before he was to leave for Europe as a bomber pilot, and they 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, 85 Main Street, Suite 101, Watertown, MA 02472 (www.aane.org/make_difference/donate.html) and/or to Hospice of the North Shore, Suite B-102, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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