John W. StoneAugust 12, 1960 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 56)
John W. Stone, 56, of Colchester, beloved husband of Kathleen (Murphy) Stone, passed away peacefully Friday (Aug. 4, 2017) at home, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Aug. 12, 1960 in Middletown, he was the son of the late Ralph and Angelina (Saraceno) Stone. John worked alongside his father in metal fabrication, but truth be told, he could design, build and fix just about anything. He was an automobile enthusiast and mechanic, loved to build (and rebuild) stone walls and spend time in nature, especially in his “own backyard” of Salmon River. In addition to his loving wife of 23 years, he leaves two brothers, Ralph, Jr. of East Hampton and James of Glastonbury; a special niece and nephew, Jenny Stone and her husband, Nick McMahon; and Jimmy Stone; his great niece, Molly McMahon; his dear friend, Gary Ross along with the rest of the “Standish Road Gang” for always being there for John and Kathy; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be observed on what would have been his 57th birthday (Saturday, Aug. 12th) at 2 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The family will receive guests starting at 12:30 PM until the time of the service. Burial will be private in the Ponemah Cemetery, No. Westchester. Donations in his memory may be made to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 800, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (www.pcri.org).
Prostate Cancer Research Institute
5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 800, Los Angeles CA 90045