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Charles H. Stone, of Poland, Maine, formerly of Norfolk, died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. He was 83. Born in Middleborough, MA, he was the son of the late Walter and Irene (Keith) Stone. He was educated in Norfolk, and was a graduate of the Boston Trade School. Following high school, he entered the U. S. Army Air Force, where he served as an aircraft mechanic, during World War II. A former life long resident of Norfolk, he retired in 1987, after over 35 years with the Norton Company, where he worked as the Plant Manager. In his retirement, he was an avid golfer, and a former member of the Fairlawn Country Club in Auburn, Maine, the Fairlawn Mens Golf Association, Sharon Country Club, the Norfolk Mens Golf League, the Norfolk Advisory Committee, and the Norfolk American Legion, Post 335. He was a jack-of-all-trades, who enjoyed his family, and his lake house in Maine. He and his wife wintered in Florida and Arizona, prior to her passing in 2004. A former coach of the Norfolk Little League, and Scoutmaster with Troop 80, Norfolk, he had delivered meals on wheels for the last six years in Wrentham. Husband of the late Frances L. (Dolan) Stone, he was the devoted father of Charles H. Stone Jr., of Wrentham, Cheryl A. Blair and her husband Charles Wells, of Rosemount, Minn., and Patricia L Watson and her husband Richard of Norfolk. Grandfather of Lisa, Jason, and Erin Blair, Lauren A. Stone, Charles H. Stone III, Brittany Cummings Stone, and Michael Cummings Stone. He was the Brother of Barbara Evans of Norfolk, and the late Walter F. and Robert L. Stone, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 10 a.m., at Federated Church of Norfolk, 1 Union St., Norfolk. Visiting hours at the R. J. Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St., Wrentham, were held Monday afternoon, 4-8 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Central Maine Medical Center, Kathy Becvar, Director of Annual Funds, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240 or the Norfolk American Legion, Post 335, P.O. Box 281, Norfolk, MA 02056. Further information and an online guestbook can be found at www.rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com.

Published in The Country Gazette from June 16 to June 23, 2010
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