Martha K. Stone, age 85, passed away after a fifteen year battle with Alzheimers on April 26, 2018 surrounded by her four loving children. For 61 years she was the beloved wife of the late Brick Stone.
Raised in Peekskill, NY, Martha was the daughter of the late Arthur “Kell” and Cornelia “Neila” Kelly. Marty and Brick raised their family in Topsfield, MA before moving to Byfield, MA, then spent their retirement years thoroughly enjoying their home on Bow Lake in Strafford, NH.
After receiving her degree from the University of Connecticut, Marty continued to pursue her passion for education while being a fulltime mom of 4. After receiving various Masters Degrees, her well rounded education enabled her to have many job opportunities including teaching and dental hygiene.
Marty was very active and often played tennis, belonged to bridge and garden clubs, and enjoyed birdwatching, and her many nature walks. No matter what Marty was doing, she was always having a “dandy time”.
She is survived by four loving children: Karen Fillinger and her husband David, of Scarborough, Maine; Pamela Johnson of Beverly, MA; Amy Stone and Mike McCormick of Wakefield, MA; Dan and the late Joanne Schepis Stone of Stratham, NH; And her grandchildren, Sam Fillinger, Christian, Maddie and Mia Stone. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Griggs of Norwich, Vermont.
Visiting hours will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 South Main Street, Middleton, MA on Friday, May 4 from 4:00 to 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association (www.alz.org), or Dana Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org/gift).