Barbara Thompson Stone, 80, of Orange County, NY passed away peacefully from Alzheimer’s disease on March 1, 2021 in hospice at her residence in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Born to Dorothy (Sawyer) and Arthur Thompson in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada because that was the closest hospital to Robbinston, Maine, she had very fond memories of her childhood with brother, David Thompson and sister, Cynthia Adams. After attending U of Maine – Orono, she traveled to a NY job fair with her roommate where she landed a teaching position in Middletown. There she met her future husband, Richard Stone (predeceased) who grew up vacationing at his family’s summer cottage in Wells Beach, Maine. Because Barbara loved antiques, they purchased an old house in the Town of Newburgh and raised their family, leaving behind two children, Adam Thompson Stone and Jenny Stone Pasek, son in law, Daniel Pasek and three grandchildren Elena, Darren and Brent Pasek.
Barbara was forever a proud Mainiac and kept her thick accent even after nearly 60 years in New York State. She enjoyed reminiscing about her visits to her home state, although she rarely traveled as far north as her hometown. She loved her pets, taking walks with her husband, antiquing, reading, the NYT crossword puzzle, great pizza, burned popcorn, but most of all the Boston Red Sox. For most of her life, Barbara enjoyed listening to her baseball games on the radio because they were not broadcast on TV in NY unless they were playing the Yanks. She loved shopping for gifts and watching her grandchildren open and play with the treats she brought. Barbara Stone’s gentle sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.
There will not be funeral services. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the animal shelter of choice.
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