FALMOUTH—Richard L. “Stoney” Stone, 73, passed away on November 20, 2017 at the Falmouth Hospital.
Stoney was raised in Falmouth and was a son of the late R. Frank and Theresa Stone. He honorably and valiantly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a well-known barber for 54 years and gave his last haircut on Saturday, November 18th. Hockey was his passion, he was an avid hockey player for 50 years ending his career in the Old Timers League. The creator of the Falmouth Peewee League, he served as hockey coach for over 25 years. Devoted to his town, Stoney served the community in various ways; he was a town meeting member, served on the Waterways Committee; he loved participating in the Christmas Parade where for 25 years he was Mickey Mouse. He also ran the Falmouth Road Race for 14 years. Stoney was a bartender for several years at the Silver Lounge and many other places in town. On his Monday’s off from the shop, he would cut hair at several nursing homes. Stoney loved to entertain and cook. He had a very kind heart and he was always finding ways to help the less fortunate. He never recycled one can or bottle, he always had a bag in his truck to give to the can collectors riding bikes around town. He loved his “office,” The Conference Table to have great conversations and a few games of Keno. Everyone he met, instantly became a friend.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 9 ½ years, Patricia E. Stone; children, Todd M. (Kim) Stone, of Minneapolis, MN, Erin E. (Scott) Bishop of Falmouth; Joshua R. (Ami) Stone of Bend, OR, Amy L. (Brian) Noone of Halifax, MA; Kate (Justin) Baker of Falmouth; grandchildren, McKenna, Julianna, Helena, Harper, Zane, Wesley, Shepherd, Bradley, Dalton and Scarlett; siblings, Phillip S. (Donna) Stone of Falmouth and Marie (Charles) Spanbauer; his former wife, Marsha Stone Denver; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his former wife, of over 35 years, Suzanne Stone.
Relatives and friends are invited and may visit with Stoney’s family on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Falmouth from 3 until 6 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home following the visitation at 6 PM.
To remember Stoney in a special way, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Falmouth Youth Hockey, c/o Falmouth Ice Arena, 9 Skating Lane, Falmouth, MA 02540.