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Michael P. Stone
Michael P. Stone Sr., 76, of Athol, died peacefully, Sunday, February 23, 2020, in Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility, Greenfield, following a brief illness.
Born in Gardner on April 5, 1943, he was the son of the late Stanley S. and Stacia Stone. Michael was an upholsterer for 60-years, last employed by The Fabric Place of Fitchburg. Upon retirement, he was employed by Big Y of Greenfield for several years.
He was a parishioner of the former Sacred Heart Church of Gardner. Michael loved to work, especially on projects. He loved to play games, including cribbage and mini-golf. He enjoyed antiquing and going to area tag sales. But the time he loved and cherished the most was spent with his late wife, Betty, and his family.
Michael is survived by four sons Michael Stone Jr. of Athol, Matthew Stone of Athol, Robert Stone and his wife Laura of Greenfield, and Shawn Stone of Athol; two daughters Angela Payne and her husband Ken of Arizona, and Kristen Lima and her husband Joe of Florida; four grandchildren Lennon, Natasha, Devin and Mateo, one brother George Stone of Connecticut; one sister Linda Hietala and her husband Jack of Gardner; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife of 47-years, Betty Stone, who died in 2018.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.
A Calling Hour will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway Street, Greenfield, MA 01301. Please reference in memory of Michael P. Stone, Sr.
Mike was a kind and gentle soul...always smiling always talking about his family...a really good man. Will be missed greatly missed at our greenfield Big Y by all. Will especially mess his " Good Morning Tammy" he said it every time he saw me. Rest in Peace go be with Betty. Prayers for the family.
Tammy Feb 26 2020 12:00 AM
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your father. He is with your Mom now and at peace. Lifting you all up in prayer. Love...Nelson and Bonnie Bradshaw.
Nelson and Bonnie Bradshaw Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM
I only knew Michael through Big Y when I shopped there. He was always such a kind spirited man especially when he spoke of his wife's illness and his need to take time off from his job to help his wife through her illness. Always helpful caring individual. Now he will take his place with those who have gone before him. My thoughts and prayers with his family and friends. So very sorry to hear of you loss. Diane Greene
Diane Greene Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM
I have shopped for years at Big Y in Greenfield. Lately I had been wondering what had happened to Michael. He always had a smile and a "Hello" Even though I did not know him well, i will miss him. I imagine he impacted many lives there with his helpful and friendly manner.
Gwenn Raphael Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM
I had the pleasure of worling with Mike at Big Y. I always enjoyed my conversations with him. He will be greatly missed!
Priscilla Chadwick Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM
Awww he sure did love his projects !! He had amazing talent . We love you Joan Thank you for sharing your kind words
Kristen Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM
We love you ! Thanks for sharing your memories . Im sure our parents are together having a great time !
Kristen Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM
Well old friend..it's time to say farewell for now..Betty is happy to have you with her and the kids are sad and heartbroken as many of us are...I would rather remember you when you and your Betty came to our shows (Cobblestone Road) I could tell you two so loved to dance together and I will always remember that..You were a very hard working man and you did the best you could for your family..You do us fathers honor in this..Go be with your sweety and thank you for letting me be a small part of your family! God Bless and keep you...
Doc Arsenault Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM
I have so many wonderful memories of Mike and Betty. But mostly how he always loved showing me the little projects they did from the furniture he made to all the craft projects. The excitement in his eyes as he would display his work was unforgettable. He will be missed .
Joan Bonyea Feb 24 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Michael Stone
Donna Taylor Feb 24 2020 12:00 AM