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Leland Stone

May 21, 1931 - December 6, 2023

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Leland Stone

Leland Stone passed away on December 6, 2023, at age 92. He was born May 21, 1931, in Marshfield, VT to Delmar and Stella Stone. Siblings were three sisters. Leland was educated in the Marshfield and Barre, VT school systems and attended vocational school in Milwaukee, WI. He served his country in the army from 1952-1954 during the Korean conflict. He then worked in Connecticut and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, prior to returning to VT.

He was employed by Twinfield Union School District as custodian/bus driver for 29 years (accident free) from 1964 -1993. Following his retirement from the school system he began a lawn mowing business and worked part-time as custodian at Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield. He retired again in 2004.

He married Helen Gokey on August 16, 1963, and they made their home on the Groton State Forest Road in Marshfield, until 2008 when they moved to NH to be closer to family. A son, Kevin, and a daughter, Kristel, were born to them. The last two years of his life were spent in Tennessee where he enjoyed the wildlife and milder climate.

His interests included spending time with family, hunting, fishing, gardening, word seek and picture puzzles, bird feeding and watching NASCAR races (Earnhardt and Earnhardt, Jr. fan), wrestling, and dining out, especially for breakfast.

Survivors include his son, Kevin and Kim Stone of Mountain City TN; daughter, Kristel Drury and husband, Peter of So. Royalton; and sister Thelma Greene in Williamstown. He also has step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Delmar and Stella Stone; and sisters, Ruth Roberts and Eileen Martell.

In keeping with his wishes, a private graveside service will be held at the New Discovery Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Onion River Food Shelf.

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