George Edler Stone, 96 years old and WWII veteran, passed away peacefully in his family home in Mattapoisett, MA. He was born in Dorchester, MA, son of George Andrew Stone and Hannah Bergfeldt Stone, of Sweden. He is survived by his beloved childhood sweetheart, Sonja “Snug” Stone; children Sonja Stone Peterson and husband Frank; Lars Stone and wife Colleen; Suzanne Pike and husband William; Cynthia Stone and companion Jeffrey Girard; Sandra Stone; grandchildren Mariel Stone and companion Jessie Duarte, Bonnie Stone and husband Erik Kowalski; Charlotte, Caroline, and Catherine Stone; and Jessica and Erica Pike; three great-grandchildren; siblings Marguerite Lever, Ina Stewart, and Alice Coletti; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his youngest sister Helen Fellman.
George was proud to serve his country for 8 years as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He served in the South Pacific seeing action in Guadalcanal and also had a tour of duty in Shanghai, China.
George established and owned an independent insurance agency in Arlington, MA, for over 30 years. A hard worker, proud of his Swedish heritage, he loved reading, singing along to the Lawrence Welk Show, Steve Jobs and technology, the company of dogs, and above all his family. He always put others needs before his own. He was an active member of the Arlington Lions Club, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The American Legion, and The Independent Order of Vikings. George was very loving, caring and generous, and even in death he continues to give as a donor to the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Anatomical Gift Program. George was a role model for all and will be greatly missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to honor George’s life by attending a memorial service Saturday, April 19th at 1pm at Advent Lutheran Church, 62 East Grove Street, Middleboro, MA. In lieu of flowers donations in George’s memory may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Massachusetts, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17, Boston, MA 02129.