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Obituary: Mark Dewey Stone

Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:20 am

Mark Dewey Stone, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 12, 2022, on Grand Island. He was born Oct. 6, 1960, to Richard and Dolly (Domenichelli) Stone in Northfield, Vermont. He was a graduate of Northfield High School (Class of 1978) and Middlebury College (Class of 1982).

Mark’s greatest love was his daughter, Taylor, which was evident when he talked about her. They traveled and attended many events. He would do anything for her (his favorite was a Jonas Brothers concert). He had a strong sense of family, which never wavered, even as he developed relationships all around the country.

He was active keeping up with his fellow classmates from the banks of the old Dog River, as well as his Middlebury family. Mark enjoyed time visiting family and friends in Colorado. He was most comfortable enjoying pre- and postgame tailgates with his Green Bay Packer family (#4Forever). He enjoyed boating around Grand Island, blowing a horn to let friends know it was him. He even invented the Root Beer Float!

Mark took great pleasure in hosting people, whether it be at his home, a sporting event, or a trip. He lived life to its fullest, was full of antics, but had a heart of gold. Words cannot adequately capture Markie – he was everywhere.

Mark is survived by his daughter, Taylor, and her partner, Daniel; his father, Richard; siblings Ella Stone, Brenda Dole, Cindy (Jim) Willis, Rick (Kim) Stone, Scott Stone, Rhonda (Seth) Achilles and Gretchen (Doug) Kindig; along with nieces and nephews Christopher (Sarah), David (Nicky), Amy (Jason), Brendan, Kaelin (Angelo), Kelsey, Andrew, Brady, Collin and Quinn. He is predeceased by his mother, Dolly; by his nephew, Gregory; and by his brother-in-law, Tim.

A gathering in his memory will take place on Grand Island Friday, Aug. 19. A celebration of Mark’s life will take place in Vermont at a later date. In lieu of flowers or donations, please honor Mark the way he lived life – by spending time with family and friends – and raise a glass with fond memories.

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