Robert M. Stone
Robert M. Stone, 66, of County Road, Ipswich, died
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 in the Beverly Hospital following his sudden
Bob was born in Ipswich on August 20, 1955, one of
the two children of the late Norman F. and
Barbara M. (Thompson) Stone. He was raised in Ipswich and was a 1974
graduate of Ipswich High School. Bob was a valued member of the community
and a longstanding employee of the Town of Ipswich. For many years he was
employed locally by E&S Machine and Mike & Sons Oil Service before taking
full time employment in the spring 1987 as an oiler for the Electric Light
Department. He worked and was promoted through the ranks in several
departments including the Electric Light and Wastewater Departments. He
retired in April 2007 as Assistant Power Plant Superintendent after twenty
years of full time service. For
many of these years he served with the Ipswich Fire Department as a call
fireman. In retirement, and until his passing, Bob continued to serve the
town part-time as a technician in the IT Department.
Bob always had a steadfast and cheerful presence in
the town hall. His fellow employees were all grateful to have known and to
have worked with him throughout the years.
Bob was a faithful and active member of the First
Congregational Church of Hamilton.
Bob is survived by his five aunts, Marlene Shannon
of Ipswich, Charlotte Teshko of S. Hamilton, Grace Cullen of Amesbury,
Patricia Simons of N. Hampton, NH, and Ruth Butman of Ipswich; several
cousins and many many friends. He was the brother of the late Norman F.
“Schultz” Stone, Jr. formerly of Ipswich.
His funeral service will be
held Wednesday, February 9 at 11 am in the First Congregational Church of
Hamilton, 624 Bay Road, Hamilton. Family and friends vaccinated wearing
facial masks will be cordially invited. Interment in the New Highland
Cemetery, Ipswich will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in his
name may be made to the American Heart Association
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