MONSON – Frank P. “Buz” Stone Sr., 79, died of a broken heart June 26, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1933, in Parkman, son of Frank and Thelma (Stevens) Stone.
He served in the U.S. Army toward the end of the Korean War. Frank, a devoted democrat, was a self-employed woodsman for all of his life. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time at his self-made sawmill. He also enjoyed listening to old country music, watching old western movies, his beloved Red Sox, a good game of poker and building model planes for his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Rena (Korsman) Stone; three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by six children, Shirleen Stone Vainio and husband, Steven, of Monson, and two children, Chastity and Hannah; daughter, Wanda “Jeannie” Stone Mooers and husband, Peter, of Monson, and their daughter, Amanda; daughter, Brenda “Miko” Stone Clawson and husband, Glenn, of Monson, and five children, Justin, Jennifer, Nicholas, Samuel and Heidi; daughter, Dalynda “Molly” Stone Storer and husband, Kevin, of Monson, and son, Jacob; son, Frank “Rick” Stone of Monson and three children, Drewcilla, Frank III and Nea; daughter, Nina Stone Pratt and husband, Joel, of Monson, and three children, Carter, Cameron and Chloe aka “Chair;” brother, Kenneth “Mickey;” four sisters, Althea, Evelyn, Violet and Gloria; several nieces and nephews. Papa will be greatly missed by his grandchildren; and dog, Polly.
A celebration of the lives of Frank and Rena will be held noon Sunday, July 7, at their residence on Water Street, Monson. A private burial will be held at Lake Road Cemetery, Monson. The family requests that rather than buying flowers, or making a donation; do something for yourself … watch an old western movie, a Red Sox game or listen to some old country music and think of Buz. Cremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.