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Dorothy M. Stone
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Dorothy M. (Potvin) Stone, 88, of No. Smithfield, died Friday, March 7, 2014 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Wallace E. Stone, whom she married October 13, 1948. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon Henry and Mary (McBride) Potvin.
Dorothy was a 1943 graduate of Woonsocket High School and attended CCRI and the Nynex Marlborough Learning Center. She held various positions for the former New England Telephone Company for 30 years, retiring in 1989. Dorothy was a past president of the Amerites, a member of the Telephone Pioneers, and the North Smithfield PTA. In her younger days, Dorothy modeled for The Carriage Trade, McCarthy's Department Store and other local stores. She was an avid hockey, baseball, tennis and football mom and fan, never missing her children's sporting events or a chance to root on her favorite professional teams and players. Dorothy loved animals, traveling, and gourmet dining.
She leaves four sons, Wayne Stone and his wife Jeanne and Gary Stone, both of No. Smithfield, Keith Stone of Leominster, MA and Kyle Stone and his wife Donna; her daughter, Cheryl Bator and her husband Stephen of Slatersville; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and her beloved Mama Cat.
Her funeral will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St., Slatersville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The family will commemorate Dorothy's life privately prior to the funeral. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the North Smithfield Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 653, Slatersville, RI 02876.
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