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NEWPORT Dorothy Beckford Stone, 95, died April 21, 2001 at a Skowhegan health care facility. She was born March 8, 1906 at Malden, Mass. the daughter of George H. and Grace R. (Tucker) Ayer. She graduated from Woburn High School, attended Massachusetts College of Art and later graduated from Choate School of Nursing in Woburn, Mass. She and her late husband Malcolm M. Stone, Sr. resided in Lynnfield, Mass. for many years where she was active in many local civic and charitable organizations including the American Red Cross, the Visi-ting Nurses Association, Women of Lynn Rotary, The League of Women Voters, and the Daughters of The American Revolution. She was a member of the South Lynnfield Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. Dorothy enjoyed traveling And accompanied her brother, the Boston artist, Ralph D. Ayer on many of his extensive painting trips throughout his career. After retiring, Dorothy and Malcolm enjoyed many winters in Homestead, Florida where they especially enjoyed attending The weekly Maine Day Picnics with other Newport friends. In 1984 they moved to Palermo, Maine and later, she moved to Newport to be close to her family. Dorothy was a member of the High Street Congregational Church in Newport, and was active in theNewport Women's Club and the Friends of the Newport Public Library. Dorothy enjoyed doing many arts and crafts, including painting, design work on trays, plates And chairs, and making rugs. She spent the last eight winters in Fort Myers with her Son Dick and daughter-in-law, Lorraine. She remained active there and was a familiar sight zipping around the park on her "electric buggy." Dorothy always enjoyed music, Taking piano lessons when she was over ninety, and continuing until last year.

She is Survived by 2 sons, Malcolm M. Stone, Jr. of Cocoa, Florida, and Richard B. Stone of Newport; grandsons, Malcolm M. Stone III of Duxbury, MA, Keith Stone of Somerville, MA, Kenneth Stone, his wife Debbie, and their daughters, Abigail and Katie, all of Newport; grand-daughter, Dorothy-Anne Simoneau and children Danielle and Nathan, All of Rochester, NH; and a favorite cousin and lifelong friend, Cora Munsey of Canaan, NH. She was predeceased by her husband Malcolm M. Stone, Sr. in 1989, and by her Brother Ralph D. Ayer in 1986.

Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Wednesday, April 25th, at High Street Congregational Church, Newport, with the Rev. Dr. Henry Wyman officiating. Friends may call at the church from 1 P.M. until the time of services. Interment will be in the family lot, Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem, MA. Memorial donations may be made to High Street Church, 18 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.

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