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Doris Wheeler Stone

1922-2015 BRATTLEBORO Doris Wheeler Stone, age 92, of Brattleboro, Vt., formerly of Madison, Florham Park and Chatham, N.J., died peacefully on March 4, 2015 at the home of her daughter Sally in Brattleboro, surrounded by family. She was born June 2, 1922 in Stephen-town, N.Y. to Beatrice Briggs and Thomas Wheeler, one of five children. Doris was a 1946 graduate of the University of Iowa School of Nursing. Doris spent most of her professional life involved in nursing's many aspects, from supervising graduate students at Iowa to training intens from Rutgers University. She was accepted into New Jersey's first pediatric nurse practitioner program in 1973. She declined a prestigious offer to teach at Yale University so she could stay close to family. Doris worked for the Madison Health Dept. in Madison, N.J. as a public health nurse and also conducted baby clinics. She worked from 1966 to 1986. After retiring she continued her work as a board member for United Way. Doris began a "second part time job" working 37 hours a week for Bollinger Insurance. She retired from that in 2005. Doris loved gardeining, spending time with family, visiting the family farm and traveling. One of her biggest highlights was driving cross-country with her daughter and granddaughter, visiting all national parks. Doris leaves behind four children, Arthur Stone of Haddonfield, N.J., Carolyn Stone-SanFilippo and her husband, Steven SanFilippo of New Providence, N.J., Liz Adams of Putney, Vt. and Sally Stone of Brattleboro, Vt.; four grandchildren, Cara Adams of North Carolina, Lisa Adams of Putney, Vt., Andrew SanFilippo of New Providence, N.J. and Jeffrey SanFilippo of Washington, D.C.; one great-granddaughter, Nevaya DeLaTour and one very special young man, Dominic. She also leaves two sisters, Mary Locke and Elizabeth Hughes; one sister-in-law, Lisa Wheeler; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas; sister, Jane; and brothers-in-law, Elliot Hughes and Ivan Locke. Her family would like to thank her long time physician, Dr. Gary Berger of Madison, N.J., John Stanchfield, P.A. and Mark of Brattleboro Internal Medicine and also Emily, Patsy, and Laura of Gathering Place for their weekly visits; and Patty Dunn of Brattleboro Area Hospice. Her frequent visits and quick response time helped us through this difficult time. Also Abigail of VNA/Hospice who spoke with her doctors to help east Mom's transition into eternal life. A special thanks to Dave Zucco and Tom from Eternal Blessings. Their soft manner and respect of our wishes has made this process much easier. Private services with family only will be held at a later date. Mom will be burined in the family lot in Stephentown, N.Y.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 9, 2015
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