Oscar H. Stone

Date of Passing:

January 13, 2011

Stone, Oscar, H., 83, of Woodbine Street, Riverside, died peacefully on January 13, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Louise P. (Duchaine) Stone.

Born in New Bedford, MA, a son of the late Oscar W. Stone and Albina E. (Chabot) Stone-Baxter, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Stone was the owner and operator of the former Stone’s Hardware Store, Riverside for 12 years. He also was an expressman for the Bonanza Bus Line, Providence for 31 years before retiring in 1991.

Oscar was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and a member of the Riverside American Legion Post #10. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II.

Besides his wife of 63 years, he is survived by a daughter; Barbara A. Batz of Riverside, two sons; Oscar W. Stone of East Providence and Joseph H. Stone of Chesapeake, VA, a sister; Albina Farrish of Riverside, six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late William and George Stone.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday January 18, 2011 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 7:45 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 9 am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Monday 3-6 pm. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Oscar’s memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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