Natalie Gordon Stone
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NATALIE GORDON STONE Natalie Gordon Stone died peacefully on April 1, 2010 in Palm Beach. She was 93 and she was a mensch! Born in Arlington, MA on January 27, 1917, Mrs. Stone graduated from Wellesley College in 1938. In 1941, she married the late Myron Kay Stone in Boston, MA. She was the mother of Elizabeth Webb, Pamela Ancowitz and Randall Stone; grandmother to eight grandchildren, Ben Deily, Jesse Ancowitz (late), Jonathan Deily-Swearingen, Joshua Ancowitz, Jennifer Webb, Joseph Ancowitz, Bianca Stone, Jacqueline Stone; great-grandmother to four, Emma, Samuel, Margaret and Lillian Deily-Swearingen. Natalie is survived by her brother, Melvin Gordon and his wife, Ellen Gordon of Wellesley, MA and Chicago, IL. The family expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Sally Huggins and Angela Salomon, Natalie's dedicated caregivers. Natalie lived in Chestnut Hill, MA until 1959 and in Scarsdale, NY from 1959 to 1970. In 1970 she and her husband moved to New York City, NY. In 1986 they settled in Palm Beach. Aside from her love for her family, Natalie had several passions. She was life-long supporter of Wellesley College and was founder and president of the Wellesley Club in the Palm Beaches. She also received the Syrena Stackpole Award for lifetime service to Wellesley College. Natalie was an enthusiastic member of the Democratic Party and was president of the Democratic Women of Massachusetts in the 1950s. She was very proud to be on Nixon's so-called Second Enemies List. Natalie worked for many Jewish organizations, beginning right after college when she traveled for a year around the US raising funds for Youth Aliyah. She was Vice President of the Jewish Federation of New York, Chairperson of the Distribution Committee and a delegate to conferences on Jewish education. Natalie was also a strong supporter of the arts. She was a singer, songwriter, piano player and trumpet player in college and after. She wrote a song for Wellesley College that is still being sung. She was a supporter of the New York Philharmonic and a conservator of the New York Public Library. In Palm Beach, she was the founder and first chairman of the Cultural Society, Kravis Center. She was a Trustee of the Kravis Center. She was also a board member of the Florida Stage. Services will be private. Celebrations of her life will be planned later in Palm Beach and Boston. No flowers please, but if you wish, contribute in her name to one of her passions: Wellesley College, The Democratic Party, UJA Federation or arts organizations. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

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Published in The Palm Beach Post on Apr. 3, 2010.
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