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Martin C. Stone

Martin C. Stone, 81, formerly of John Wise Avenue, Essex, died Monday January 14, 2008  in the Caldwell Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ipswich following his extended illness. He was the husband of Gertrude (O’Brien) (Doucette) Stone.

Born in Manchester, NH July 11, 1926, he was the son of the late George and Ella (Ferry) Stone. He served in General Patton’s Third Army during World War II. He was employed at the former Bomac Company in Beverly and later worked at Dexter-Hysol in Seabrook before retiring in 1988. A jack of all trades and a talented woodworker, he made Adirondack chairs and water beds in his home workshop. He enjoyed playing golf and watching his grandchildren compete in their sports. 

He is survived by his children Gary Stone of CA, Marlene Hulbert and her husband Chuck of Ipswich, Kendall Stone of Ipswich, Ernest Doucette of Essex, Dan Doucette and his wife Jackie of Essex, Scott Doucette and his wife Sonja of Gloucester, Barry Doucette and his wife Donna of Gloucester, and Lee O’Neil and her husband Owen of Hopkinton, and a sister, Ruth Noe of FL. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Craig) Stone who died in 1970, and was also predeceased by his sister Edith Marshall and brothers Ernest, Walter, Robert, Everett and Edward Stone.

His funeral service will be held Thursday 2 pm at the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment with Military Honors in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will precede the service from 12 to 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Caldwell, 16 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938, or to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, MA 01923



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