George I. Stone
January 17, 1934 - January 6, 2021
A private graveside service will be held for the family at a later date.
George I. Stone, 86, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed peacefully on January 6, 2021, at Pinnacle Health and Rehab in Sanford.
George was born on January 17, 1934 to William and Florence Stone in Sanford where he grew up and attended Sanford schools. When he graduated from Sanford High School, George enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served his country for 4 years.
George married the love of his life Patricia on November 22, 1956 and went on to raise four children in Sanford. After the Navy, he worked for several trucking companies as a truck driver including Consolidated Freightways, Adams Trucking, Levesque Excavation, Plant Excavation, and many others along the way.
George loved playing cards, Saturday night poker nights with his wife and friends, and his beloved dogs Mitzi and Hannah. He was a long-standing member of the Lafayette Social Club. George even coached the Lafayette women’s softball team for many years, even taking the team to the nationals in Texas. His three daughters and wife played on his team where many laughs, after game pool parties, good memories, and life-long friends were made from his coaching.
George was predeceased by his parents William and Florence Stone, brothers William and Herbert Stone, sister Winnie Gilbert and daughter Pamela Worden.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Patricia H. Stone, sister Zelda Poliquin, children Roxanne and Ty Baker of Acton; Donna and Michael Edgerly of Sanford; and Jefferey Stone and partner Lynn Norton of Sanford; and son-in-law Kevin Worden. Also, by his grandchildren, Kevin Worden Jr., Jacob Worden, Erica Fossett, Megan Edgerly, Nicholas Baker, Travis Baker, George Stone, and Taylor Stone, great- grandchildren Cameron, Bentley, Bria, Allie, Bailey, Elsie, Ty, Charlie, and Harrison along with many nieces and nephews.
George will be dearly missed by family and friends who loved him very much. The family is forever grateful for the care he has received over his time at Pinnacle Health Care in Sanford, as well as the compassion and care from his Hospice nurse Grace.
George was the resident “supervisor” and helped the staff on the second floor of the health center. He brought smiles and laughter to their long days of caring for the patients with his fun-loving and witty personality.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094 in honor of George and his love for animals.
A private service will be held in the spring.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.