Obituary: Lorraine Stoner

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 1:48pm

Lorraine B. Stoner, of Block Island, died peacefully on Sunday, March 4, surrounded by her loving children.

Lorraine was the beloved mother of Wendy and Jeff Stoner and Debra Stoner-Karpinski, all of Connecticut and Block Island. Lorraine was pre-deceased by her devoted husband of 53 years, William L. Stoner.

Both born in Dover, New Jersey, Lorraine and William were childhood sweethearts. Married in 1951, they moved to Gainesville, Florida, where William attended college, and they later moved to Connecticut to start their family.

They purchased their Block Island home in 1976 and became full time residents upon retirement. Mom enjoyed entertaining friends, spending time fishing and trips on our boat. The family will always think of them as a twosome and most pictures are of the two together. Hopefully their many friends on Block Island will remember the fun and good times they all spent together in previous years.

Mom was much loved by the staff of Manchester Manor, who have been caring for her in recent years and who have become extended family members. Daily visits by her devoted children helped to provide a happy family home. She will be missed dearly by her extended family.

A service has not yet been planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the BI Rescue Squad and Medical Center.