Richard D. “Dick” Keller

March 19th, 2013

Richard D. Keller, fondly known as “Dick”,  age 84,  of South Dennis, MA, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, died peacefully at home on March 19, 2013.

Dick was born in Boston, MA, on June 5, 1928, he was the dear son of the late George and Caroline (Boutenhouse) Keller.  Dick was raised in Mattapan and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School.

Following his graduation from High School, Dick enlisted in the U. S. Navy on June 18, 1945, during WWII and was stationed in New Jersey; upon his completion of active duty he was honorably discharged to the Naval Reserves.

When Dick returned home from the Navy he went right to work as a pressman for the Boston Globe.  Dick’s work ethic and his personality made him a favorite amongst his co-workers and in turn he made many life-long friends.  Dick retired in 1990 after 46 years of dedicated service to the Boston Globe.

Dick married the “love of his life” Shirley Gordon on April 1, 1950,  the couple moved to Wilmington in 1951, where they raised their three sons.  Dick and Shirley spent many great years together before her passing in September of 2008, they loved spending time with their family and friends traveling all over the United States, Spain, Israel, Egypt, and Canada.  Dick was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who enjoyed music, singing, and playing the keyboard or piano for his grandchildren.  Dick was also a huge NASCAR fan, following Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and more recently Danica Patrick over the years; he thoroughly enjoyed watching countless races with his family and friends.

Dick was very proud of his family and all of their accomplishments; he treasured family holidays, celebrations, and the time spent with each and every family member.  Dick and Shirley made many memories to share with generations to come.

Dick was very active in the community of Wilmington, always giving of himself and his time for others.  Dick was a member of the Friendship Lodge of Masons in Wilmington for 62 years, the Shriner’s Aleppo Temple in Wilmington where he was part of the Oriental Band and marched in countless parades bringing much joy to children, and was a very active member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church for many years.

Dick spent many summers with his family at their Cape House in South Dennis which he and Shirley built in 1985 before retiring to the Cape1991.  Dick belonged to the Masons Mount Horeb Lodge in Dennis as well as the North Side United Methodist Church where he served on the Executive Board.

Dick will be remembered as kind, caring, and most of all giving, he was always there to lend a hand, or an ear for anyone in need.  Dick was a wonderful family man and a true friend who will be greatly missed.
Dick was the beloved husband of the late Shirley (Gordon) Keller, devoted father of Douglas Keller and his wife Carol of Lowell, Richard Keller and his wife Maureen of Andover, and Kirk Keller and his wife Donna of Methuen, loving grandfather of Kim Keller of Manchester, NH, Michael Keller and his wife Carrie of Pelham, NH, Kristi Morris and her husband Jack of Andover, Meghan Keller and Courtney Keller both of Methuen, Kate Keller of Lowell, and six great-grandchildren, dear son of the late George and Caroline (Boutenhouse) Keller, brother of Dorothy Gaffney of Weymouth.  Dick is also survived by a dear friend and caregiver Robin Aselton of South Dennis MA, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, March 21st from 4-8 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel at the West Parish Cemetery, 129 Reservation Road, Andover, MA on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m.  Memorial donations in Richard’s name may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


Edward A. Downs

March 15th, 2013

Edward A. Downs, age 72, of Wilmington, died peacefully on March 14, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

Ed was born in Wakefield on August 10, 1940, son of the late Glenn and Phoebe (Carpenter) Downs.  Ed moved to Wilmington at a young age when his family bought the “Pettingill Farm” located at Perry’s Corner in South Wilmington. Ed was part of a large family and they all worked the farm.

Ed married Joan M. Eisenhaur in 1966, the couple settled in Wilmington and together raised three wonderful children.  Ed was very devoted to his family and he especially loved being “Grampy” to Angela, Blake, and Leah.  Ed enjoyed their many family holidays, celebrations, and just getting together.

Prior to retiring, Ed worked for the Town of Wilmington for over 30 years; in the parks and grounds department.  Ed had a strong work ethic and a wonderful personality, these traits did not go unnoticed when he was recognized for all of his efforts by being named “Grounds Keeper of the Year.”

Ed will be fondly remembered as a quiet, kind, caring, and friendly man who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed working in his yard, gardening and tinkering in the shed.

Edward was the beloved husband of 46 years to Joan M. (Eisenhaur) Downs, devoted father of Edward A. Downs, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Nashua, NH, Shelly L. Cunha and her late husband Joseph of Tewksbury, and Chad A. Downs and his wife Michelle of Chelmsford, loving grandfather to Angela Cunha, Blake and Leah Downs, brother of Francis Downs and Forrest Downs both of Wilmington, Clifton Downs of Mansfield, Stella Flynn of Reading, the late Geneva Morrison, Charlotte Godett, Pauline Russo, Clayton, Clesson, Harvey, and James Downs.  Ed is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington for a Funeral Service on Wednesday, March 20th at 11:30 a.m.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 19th from 4-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations in Edward’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Louise C. Peterson

March 14th, 2013

Louise C. Peterson, age 82, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Reading, died peacefully at home on March 14, 2013.

Louise was born in Reading, MA, on November 13, 1930, she was the cherished daughter of the late Evart and Persis (Ainsley) Peterson.  Louise was raised and educated in Reading and a graduate of Reading High School.  She moved with her sisters to Wilmington in 1996 to be closer to other family members.

Louise was a woman of great faith, she was a member of the Old South United Methodist Church in Reading for more than 50 years, where she taught Sunday School, and was active in the Grange and a long-time member of the Rebekah’s.

Prior to retiring, Louise worked at United Technology Company in Peabody for many years.

In her spare time, Louise loved to garden, she raised Persian cats, and was a member of the Boston Cat Club.

Family was everything to Louise, she was born into a large and loving family whom she cherished.  Louise loved taking care of her family, she was always the peacemaker, gentle and kind.  Louise loved being involved with the nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, sharing all of their family holidays, celebrations, milestones and accomplishments throughout the years.  Louise was very proud of each and every member of her family and she will be sorely missed by all.

Louise was the dear sister of Doris Peterson of Wilmington, Constance Chepulis of North Reading, Charles Peterson and his wife Shirley of Wilmington, the late Ruth Kenson, Edith Peterson, Laverne Peterson, June Nickerson, Phyllis Peterson, Raymond Henderson, and Spencer Henderson.  Louise was the loving aunt of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and is further survived by many good friends at the Winchester Oncology Center.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, March 18th at 12:30 p.m.  Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 17th from 1-4 p.m.  Memorial donations in Louise’s name may be made to the Old South United Methodist Church, 6 Salem Street, Reading, MA 01867.

Charles C. Baker

March 14th, 2013

Charles C. Baker, age 89, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on March 13, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Charles came into the world on June 28, 1923, he was one of seven sons of the late John and May (Corliss) Baker.  Charles was born and raised in Woburn, MA, and was a graduate of Woburn High School with the Class of 1941 where he majored in Business.

Following High School, Charles enlisted in the United States Marines, first as Volunteer Marine Corps. Reserves, and then began active duty on September 14, 1942, during World War II.  Charles served overseas in the Asiatic Pacific Areas in 1942 and 1943, before returning to the West Coast.  Charles received several commendations for his fine service and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in February 1946, returning home to his family.

Charles was a hard worker and a very intelligent man.  Upon his return from the Marines he quickly went to work for McAlister-Bicknel Company as an instrument maker and machinist on hospital and laboratory equipment, all while continuing his education.
Charles was enrolled at Lincoln Technical Institute and Northeastern University in Boston, where he majored in engineering and graduated with his degree in 1953.  He furthered his education at the National Metal Trades Association, Foreman’s Training Course in 1953 and 1954 and begun a great career putting his knowledge to good use.
Charles used his expertise and was employed by National Radio, Raytheon, Lincoln Laboratory MIT, and MICRO-BIT Corp.  He was involved in such projects as tool design for aircraft components for Boeing Aircraft, radar installation, automatic coater for protection of canned foods for the Armed Forces, cable designs, automatic paper folding machines for magazines, tool designs, radar mounts and dish design, optical units for film analysis, modification of KC135 research aircraft, data conversion units, design of vacuum chambers and development of electron optics, just to name a few.  Charles had a long and exciting career as a Mechanical Engineer before retiring 25 years ago to spend more time with his family.

Charles was an avid sportsman, in his younger years playing all kinds of sports.  As his children came along he became very involved with their sports.  He loved coaching their sports especially basketball and softball.  He enjoyed it so much he continued to coach even when they stopped playing.  Charles loved to keep busy.  In later years, Charles enjoyed white water rafting, deep sea fishing, bowling, golfing, his walks around Horn Pond in Woburn, and to participate in the adult volleyball program.  Charles continued his love of sports through his grandchildren.  He attended many of their sporting events, showing his support, and rooting them on.  They knew “Grampy” was their biggest fan.  Then there was the family gatherings.  Watching the Patriots, take in a Celtics game, play cards, board games and chess. He just loved spending time with his family and they with him.

Charles never lost his thirst for learning.  He was an avid reader, he loved to travel and see new and exciting things.  Charles loved to visit museums, national parks and forests, always appreciating what life had to offer.

Charles was a talented craftsman.  He enjoyed carpentry projects big or small and he was good at it.  He was an avid gardener, always sharing his produce with family and friends.

Charles will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to his children, grandchildren, family, extended family and friends.  Charles was very proud of the family he raised and the people they have become.  You always knew when he was happy because he would “smile” with his eyes.  Charles was a wonderful, kind, and giving man who will be greatly missed by all.

Charles was the devoted father of Douglas Baker and his wife Cynthia of Rye, NH, Maureen Conway and her husband Frank of Derry, NH, Brenda Bruce and her husband Scott , Stephen Baker and his wife Karen all of Wilmington, and JoAnn Velozo and her husband Frank of Tewksbury.  Loving “Grampy” of Michael Baker, Lisa Baroody, Devin and Delaney Conway, Derek Bruce, Kara Pereira, Stephen, Jason and John Baker, Janell, Kayla, Eric and Emily Velozo. “Great Grampy” to Gus, Tyler, Owen, Cameron, Lucas, Kyla, and Madison, Dear son of the late John and May (Corliss) Baker, brother of Frank Baker of Lowell, Harold “Skip” Baker of Plaistow, NH, and the late Eben, Jack, Fred and Robert Baker.  Charles is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, March 18th, from 5-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’ memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box, 758517, Topeka, KS  66675.

Chester O. “Chet” Frederickson

March 14th, 2013

Chester O. “Chet” Frederickson, age 87, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on March 12th, 2013, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, surrounded by his family.  Beloved husband of the late Jessie V. (Gaieski) Frederickson.  Loving father of Jon O. Frederickson of Plaistow, NH, Loretta Kline of Fitchburg and Theresa Lucas and her husband Mark of Windham, NH.  Cherished “Grandpa” of Samantha and Tamara Hadley, Robyn, Rachel, Randee and Ryan Frederickson, and Andrew and Jessica Lucas.  Great “Grandpa” of Gabriel Frederickson.  Dear brother of Ralph Frederickson and the late Kent Frederickson.  Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, March 15th, from 10-11 a.m., immediately followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH  03054 or to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., #400, Waltham, MA  02451

Charlotte L. Jones

March 13th, 2013

Charlotte L. (Tyler) Jones, age 91, of Wilmington, died peacefully on March 12, 2013, at the Winchester Hospital.

Charlotte was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, she was the cherished daughter of the late Anna Lillian Tyler.

Charlotte met “the love of her life” Herbert Jones while working at Woolworth’s Department Store in Bridgeport, CT, it was love at first sight and the couple soon married before Herbert went off to serve the country.

When Herbert was discharged he returned home to Charlotte and the couple lived in Connecticut with their daughter Barbara before moving to Wilmington in 1956 after son Leo was born.

Prior to retiring, Charlotte worked in the Accounting Department for AVCO/Textron Company in Wilmington for many years.  Charlotte was a dedicated and dependable employee and made many life-long friendships with her co-workers.

Charlotte was an avid collector, being born on “Flag Day” made her a collector of anything “Americana” and red, white, and blue were some of her favorite colors.  Charlotte’s favorite holiday was Christmas and she collected all kinds of “Santa’s”, she loved her many Christmas decorations and displayed them throughout the year; Christmas at Charlotte’s was all year long.

Charlotte was a talented craftsman, she built many miniature doll houses that were decorated for certain occasions.  Charlotte would often give them as gifts to her family and friends; you knew you were special if you received one of her creations.

Charlotte will be remembered for being friendly, loyal, and for her fiery personality.  She was very devoted to her family and her friends.  Charlotte was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and a true friend.  She enjoyed her many outings with her loved one’s whether it was a special occasion, out to lunch, or on her many shopping sprees, she always made everything an adventure and she will be greatly missed.

Charlotte was the beloved wife of the late Herbert Jones, devoted mother of the late Barbara (Jones) McLaughlin and Leo Jones, loving “Grandma” of Michael McLaughlin of Los Angeles, CA, Beth LeBlanc and her husband Peter of Revere, and the late Robert McLaughlin, “Great-Grandma” of Peter, Joseph, and Collin LeBlanc, Charlotte is also survived by many good friends.

Family and Friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, March 18th from 10-11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Memorial donations in Charlotte’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311.

Judith M. “Judy” DiPalma

March 13th, 2013

Judith M. “Judy” (Livingstone) DiPalma, age 68, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on March 13th, 2013 at the Sunny Acres Nursing Center in Chelmsford, surrounded by her loving family.  Judy was born in Boston on April 30, 1944.  She was the cherished daughter of the late Roderick and Nellie (McCullen) Livingstone.  Judy was raised in Hyde Park and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School.  After high school, Judy took a job at Sears in the Fenway and worked her way up to division manager.

Judy was married to the love of her life, Robert “Bob” DiPalma in 1965.  Judy and Bob began to raise a family.  They were blessed with two daughters, Paula and Pamela, and the family moved to Wilmington in 1975, where they have had a huge impact on the community ever since.  Judy got involved with schools that the kids attended, became a member of the PTA, volunteered with the Girl Scouts, and even started a Brownie Troup, since her girls were too young for Scouts.

At the young age of 22, Judy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Judy not only fought through her illness, she strived from it.  She served as a peer counselor for the M.S. Society, helping others who have been diagnosed.  She was also a reliable volunteer for the organization, helping them in whatever was needed, including fundraising.  Judy was led through this time not only with the love and support of her family and friends, but also her strong belief in God.  Judy was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Newton. The church was a big part of her life.  She attended services there as a child and was also married in the church.  Judy remained very involved in the church and they will miss her presence greatly.

One of Judy’s greatest accomplishments was when she started the A.I.M. Group in Wilmington.  This was a social event for people of all handicaps and a chance for other people to volunteer.  The group has grown over the years and is still going strong, meeting once a week in Wilmington and giving people the opportunity to get out and meet new members.  With all the work she has done over the years, countless hours of volunteering, Judy was recognized by the Town of Wilmington as the “Wilmington Good Guy” in 1986.  The community will always be grateful for having such a kind, caring and giving person in it.

Judy’s most important thing in life was her family.  Her love and devotion to her husband, children and grandchildren were unmatched.  She lived for her four grandchildren Robert, Gabrielle, Danielle and Troy, Judy loved to have them around and talk about them to whoever would listen.  She was a wonderful woman who had the respect and admiration of all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Judy was the beloved wife of Robert A. DiPalma of Wilmington. She was the loving mother of Paula A. Dierking and her husband John of Mesa, AZ, and Pamela L. Marcinkewich and her husband Walter of Tyngsborough.  Judy was the devoted grandmother of Robert and Gabrielle Dierking and Danielle and Troy Marcinkewich.  She was the dear sister of David Livingstone and his wife Sandell, Carol Filiccia and her husband Ralph and the late Alice Jenkins.  Judy is also survived by her mother-in-law, Josephine DiPalma of Chelmsford and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral service on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m.   Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 15th, from 3-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Judy’s name can be made to A.I.M., c/o Elizabeth Peters, 16 Fairmeadow Rd., Wilmington, MA  01887.

Patricia F. Brennan

March 11th, 2013

Patricia F. Brennan, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Everett, died unexpectedly on March 9, 2013, at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston.
Patricia was born in Boston on January 17, 1936, she was the cherished only daughter of the late Joe and Catherine (Bickford) Brennan.  Patricia was raised and educated in Everett and a graduate of Girls Catholic High School in 1956.  Patricia was a life-long resident of Everett before moving to Tewksbury in 2002 where she enjoyed the company of many friends.
Prior to retiring, Patricia worked as an Executive Assistant for the U. S. Government, Department of Veterans for more than 40 years, where she was well liked and respected by her co-workers.
Patricia will be fondly remembered for devotion and unconditional love for her family, she loved being a mother , mother-in-law, and adored being with her granddaughters, they were the light of her life.  She was a big Patriots and Red Sox Fan, and a loyal friend to many.  Patricia approached life with a great sense of humor, she handled adversity with courage and grace, and always did the best she could with what she had.  Pat was quite a lady and will be greatly missed by many.
Patricia was the beloved and devoted mother of her kids Tricia C. Brennan and Patrick Noble, proud and loving “Nana” of Violet and Remi Noble, all of Tewksbury, cherished daughter of the late Joe and Catherine (Bickford) Brennan, dear sister of the late James Brennan.  Patricia is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, march 14th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 13th  from 6-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Patricia’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Edward F. Grinley

March 5th, 2013

Edward F. Grinley died unexpectedly on March 2, 2013. He was born in Brighton,
MA on March 1, 1935, the son of Joseph and Helen (Norwood) Grinley.

He spent many years living in Massachusetts, Bridgewater, New Hampshire and most recently
Kissimmee, Florida.

Over the course of his lifetime he worked as a truck driver, a policeman for
Bridgewater, NH and a volunteer firefighter for Bridgewater, NH.

He enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, and flea markets.

Surviving family members include his wife of 56 years Jacqueline (Quandt)
Grinley originally from Wilmington, MA. 2 sons and a daughter, Edward and his
wife Pamela Grinley of Grafton, NH, Richard and his wife Sheila Grinley of
Ashland, NH, and Linda and her husband Mike Jenness of Plymouth, NH. 9
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He was pre deceased by his father, Joseph Grinley, his mother, Helen (Norwood)
Grinley, 2 brothers Joe and Tom Grinley, and a son, David Grinley.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington on Saturday, March 9th for Visiting Hours from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and
2-5 p.m. concluding with a Service at 5:00 p.m., followed by a gathering afterwards.
A private family burial will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a donation in his name may be made to the American Heart
Associaton, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.

Joseph W. Stone

March 5th, 2013

Joseph W. Stone of Wilmington, age 90, passed away peacefully on March5, 2013, at the Wilmington Health Care Center following a brief illness.

Joe was born on June 24, 1922, in Saugus, MA. He was the dear son of the late Clarence H. and Helen (Hammond) Stone. Joe grew up in Marblehead and then moved with his family to Lynnfield.  He went to school as a youngster in Lynnfield, but due to the fact that Lynnfield did not have a high school, Joe graduated from Wakefield High in 1940.

Joe enlisted in the U. S. Army on September 23, 1942, during World War II.  He was part of the Service Unit 1585 where he was a Control Station Operator, known for his expert marksmanship and sharp shooting.  Joe was honorably discharged in November of 1944 andreturned home to his family.

Joe married the love of his life, Rita C. Muse, on February 28, 1950.  They just celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary last week. Joe and
Rita had a wonderful life together. They raised a beautiful family, and remained the best of friends throughout the years.

Joe and Rita lived in Wakefield before moving to Wilmington in 1959 where Joe quickly became involved in the community, always giving of
his time to help others. Joe was a charter member and third President of the Wilmington Kiwanis Club and a member of the Friendship Lodge of
Masons. He was very involved with the Shriners Aleppo Temple Motor Patrol where he appeared in countless parades and celebrations to
raise money for various hospitals and bring great joy to children. Joe was a man of great faith and an active member of the Wilmington
United Methodist Church, always giving of himself and his time whenever and wherever needed.

Joe also had a great work ethic and an endearing personality which helped him to become a successful salesman throughout the years and
provide for his family.  Joe met countless people throughout the years as a salesman and made many friends where ever he went.

Joe will be remembered as an avid golfer. He took up the sport and the mere age of 14, cultivated his skills throughout the years. He golfed whenever he could, and played the sport right through to the age of 90, finishing his season last fall.

Joe and Rita enjoyed 52 summers with their family at the Hedding Methodist Camp Grounds where everyone had a great time and made life-long friends who became extended family throughout the years.

Joe’s devotion to his family was unwavering and his love for them unconditional. He cherished every moment as a husband, dad, grampa,
and great-grampa.  Joe enjoyed many family holidays and celebrations, as well as everyday events in their lives. Joe taught his family to
always be there for one another and to help others whenever they could. He set a wonderful example not only for his own family but for
everyone that he knew.  Joe was kind, caring, and helpful. He was a wonderful family man and a true friend to many who will miss him.

Joseph was the beloved husband of Rita C. (Muse) Stone, loving father of Jeanne E. Gricci and her husband James of Northfield, VT, Joseph W.
Stone, Jr. and his wife Betsy of Springfield, VA, David Stone and his wife Kristine of Wilmington, Cynthia H. Eddy and her husband Harry of
Limington, ME, Sally I. Stone of Berkeley, CA, Roger W. Stone of Woburn, Norma L. Biggins and her husband Michael of Wilmington and
Richard Stone and his wife Kim of Beverly.  Cherished grandfather of Cynthia Huppert, Christopher Stone, Matthew Stone, Eric Stone, Alexa
Stone, Jami Stoll, Jason Blackburn, Aaron Eddy, Dara Crawford, Lana Eddy, Cassidy, Ashley Biggins, Mallory Biggins and Zachary Stone.
Great grandfather of Lily Stone, MacKenzie Huppert, Charlotte Stoll, and Zoe Blackburn, dear brother of the late Phyllis Paige, C. Hammond
“Rocky”  Stone and Donald Stone.  Joseph is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Friday, March 8th, at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St.,
Wilmington at 11:00 a.m.   Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 3-7 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex
Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joseph’s name may be made to Supportive Living Inc., 17 Warren Ave.,
Woburn, MA  01801.