Dr. Stephen Stone

March 7, 1936November 22, 2013

Stephen Stone, DMD, MS – of Walpole, MA, died November 22, 2013, age 77.

Dr. Stone was the son of the late Dr. Harry and Meriam Stone. Beloved husband of Ellen (Friedman) Stone. Devoted father of John A. Stone and his wife Elisha of Sutton, MA, Eric F. Stone of Provincetown, MA, and Wendy C. Stone of Walpole, MA. Cherished grandfather of Evan Stone and Blake Stone. Loving brother of Betsy Troilo and her husband Bernie of Norwood.

Dr. Stone graduated from the University of Michigan and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He practiced periodontal dentistry in Norwood for forty nine years and was an active member of the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Stone developed a dental program to help senior citizens receive proper dental care. He was president of the Walpole Community Food Pantry, a Walpole Town Meeting member for twenty years, and involved in numerous philanthropic organizations. Stephen proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis attaining the rank of Lieutenant.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Shiva observance will be at the home of Betsy and Bernie Troilo on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Charitable contributions in Dr. Stone’s memory may be made to the Walpole Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 43, Walpole, MA 02081


At the rising of the sun and at its going down, we remember him.

At the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter, we remember him.

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember him.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember him.

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember him.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember him.

As long as we live, he too will live; for he is now a part of us, as we remember him.

When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember him.

When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember him.

When we have joy we crave to share, we remember him.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make, we remember him.

When we have achievements that are based on his, we remember him.

As long as we live, he too will live; for he is now a part of us.

~ a meditation from Rabbi Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer


Dr. Stephen Stone

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Lily Keener

December 31, 2017

I miss you from my Karen and Greg
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Elinor Williams

June 6, 2017

Stephen Stone was my neighbor in Brookline when I was a child. I have many fond memories of him working on his car and teaching me and my brother baseball. He will be greatly missed.

August 2, 2015

I have vivid memories of Stephen putting the roof of his convertible.

Elinor WIlliams

June 1, 2015

Stephen Stone and his family were my neighbors when I was a child. I still have vivid memories of him teaching me and my brother how to play baseball. Sorry this message is late but I found out about his passing a few days ago.My condolences to his family.

November 25, 2014

Ellen, I tried to send an entry but am not sure if it got in. please contact me....Lisa

June 24, 2014

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Stephens death. He was a wonderful human being and friend and will be in my thoughts always. Jane

February 5, 2014

Belatedly, today I have just learned of Steve's death. Peter and I send our sincere condolences.
We have lost a beautiful and caring friend.
Saralea and Peter Strock

Harriet McDonald

January 22, 2014

Dear Ellen, I was heartbroken to hear of the death of this wonderful man!

Sherri & Jimmy Esposito

December 7, 2013

Cousin Ellen,

We were so sorry to hear of the sudden great loss of your partner in life, soul mate & best friend. In reading these posts on Steve's life, it's obvious what a huge contribution he's made to society--in the dental field--(with both his patients & students), he clearly was a very active philanthropist in the local food pantry, & surely had made a huge impact not only in his family's & friends' lives--but also in the lives of those who were affected by his generosity & support to the needy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Some day you will be joined with Steve--but until then, may he RIP. ~ May God Bless Steve. ~

December 6, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. What a wonderful partner you were fortunate to have in your life. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
David and Dan