Richard K. Stone

MONTAGUE — Funeral services were held on Monday morning, Oct. 30, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Richard K. “Dick” Stone, 96, of Federal Street, who died Oct. 23, at the New England Health Center in Sunderland.

Dick’s nephew, Rev. William Stone, officiated. Interment was in South Cemetery, Orange. The bearers were Melissa Koncz, Amy Doody, Stephen Norwood, Melinda Stone, Matthew Stone, and Gary Stone. Following the committal service, a reception was held at the Orange American Legion on Daniel Shays Highway.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

MONTAGUE — Richard K. “Dick” Stone, 96, of Federal Street, died Monday evening, Oct. 23, 2017, three days before his 97th birthday, at the New England Health Center in Sunderland.

Born on Oct. 26, 1920, he was a son of the late Delbert and Musa Stone and grew up in the Montague area and graduated from Smith Vocational High School in Northampton.

On Oct. 6, 1948, Dick married Mildred (Hurtle) and they just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.

Dick had worked at the Pontiac plant in Michigan and for a body shop in Florida before returning to Montague where he owned and operated his own car sales and repair shop for many years.

He was a member of the Shutesbury Athletic Club for a number of years and enjoyed shooting pool and playing cards there. An avid race fan, Dick had owned a race car nicknamed the “Polka Dot Special.”

Survivors include his beloved wife, Mildred Stone of Montague; his children, Marcia Norwood and her husband, David, and Richard K. Stone Jr. and his wife, Lola, all of Montague, and Gary Stone of Whately; grandchildren, Amy Doody, Melissa Koncz, Stephen Norwood, Michael Norwood, Kelly Croteau, Melinda Stone, Gary Stone Jr., and Matthew Stone; 16 great-grandchildren with another on the way; and many nephews and nieces.

Besides his parents, Dick was predeceased by his siblings, Louise Wilson, Howard Stone and Wilton Stone.

A calling hour will be held on Monday, Oct. 30, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange on Monday, Oct. 30, with Rev. William Stone officiating.

Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dakin Humane Society, 163 Montague Rd., Leverett, MA 01954.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

MONTAGUE — Richard K. Stone, 96, of Federal Street, died Monday evening, Oct. 23, 2017, at the New England Health Care Center in Sunderland.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

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