Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chester M. Stone, 73

WEATHERSFIELD - Chester M. Stone, 73, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Springfield Hospital.

He was born May 1, 1940, in Brattleboro, the son of Bernard and Doris (Stedman) Stone.

He graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1958.

He married Roberta Putnam, who predeceased him. Later, he married Grace Lawley, who also predeceased him.

He had resided in Weathersfield since 1965.

He worked in the automotive industry for many years. He later owned and operated Auto Parts of Weathersfield. Later in life, he received his CDL (commercial driver's license), and worked for Amerigas in Claremont, N.H. Then he drove a school bus for the Weathersfield School District.

He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, bird watching, photography, four-wheeling, weather tracking, Vermont nature and Vermont history, as well as local history.

He was a longtime volunteer with the Ascutney Fire Department.

Survivors include two sons, Craig Stone of Springfield and Bernard "Bernie" Stone of Cleveland, Wis.; a daughter, Cathi Ruh of Newton, Wis.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Marcia Dewitt of Townshend; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A potluck gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Mr. G's Restaurant in Ascutney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156; or to the Weathersfield School, 135 School House Road, Ascutney, VT 05030.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Published in Rutland Herald on Apr. 8, 2014

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