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Gardner L. Stone

Gardner L. Stone, 80, of Oak Hill Apartments, Ipswich, passed away at his home peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  He was the husband of the late Judith A .(Downs) Stone who passed away in 1998.

A lifelong Ipswich resident he was born in Ipswich August 15, 1935, son of the late Chester L. and Ruby M. (Earley) Stone, and  was a 1953 graduate of Ipswich public schools.

Married in 1963 the Stones made their home on East Street where they  raised their family and where he lived until his move to Oak Hill in 2005.

Mr. Stone was employed for over twenty years as a teller at the First National Bank in Ipswich. Following this employment he went to work for Brox Industries in Hudson, NH where he was employed as a weigh master until his retirement in 2000.

He enjoyed golf, the game  and his time spent with his friends at the clubhouse. He will be remembered by his family and friends as an avid follower of all sports.

Mr. Stone was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Ipswich.

He is survived by a son, Scott A. Stone and his wife Sheila of Rowley; a daughter, Shirley A. Savory and her husband Rob of Salem, NH; five grandchildren, Tara, Samantha, Ricky  and Daniel Savory all of NH, Christopher Savory of TX; two great grandchildren, Trevin and Camrin Dickson of NH. He is also survived by five sisters, Eleanor Peatfield of Newburyport, Charlotte Teshko of Hamilton, Marlene Shannon of Ipswich, Grace Cullen of Amesbury, Patricia Simons of Hampton, NH and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late Norman, Chester and Donald Stone all formerly of Ipswich.

His funeral Service will be held 10 am Saturday in the Immanuel Baptist Church 45 Central Street, Ipswich followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Friday 5 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.


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