In Memory of




Obituary for Helen E. Stone

GRAFTON: Helen E. (Kelly) Stone, 92, passed away September 13, 2018 after a sudden illness. Her husband Arthur W. Stone Sr. passed away in 1991. She leaves one son, Arthur W. Stone, Jr., of Grafton, her grandchildren Arthur W. Stone III and Julieanne Stone, 7 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Her son James E. Stone, grandson Daniel Stone and her sisters Louise M. Butterworth and Elizabeth M. Corey predeceased her. Helen was born in Braintree, MA December 9, 1925 daughter of the late Elizabeth C. (Sheehan) and Joseph H. Kelly. She lived in Weymouth for 15 years and was a Grafton resident since 1965. Mrs. Stone worked as Executive Secretary for Attorney Edward C. Maher in Worcester. Previously she worked at Ball Financial Associates in Westborough for 10 years and at The Equitable Life Insurance Company. She was a member of St. Philips Church and past President of its Women’s Club. Helen was also the first woman lector in the Diocese of Worcester. She was a member and past President of The Dolphin Wives Club, an organization instrumental in the initiation of fundraising for The USS Arizona memorial museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and was also a member of the Good Sam Camping Club. Helen also was a member of the Grafton CERT organization and was active in her support of Veterans Inc. in Worcester. All are welcome to gather with Helen’s family Thursday September 20th from 4pm to 7pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday September 21st at 11:00am at St. Philip’s Church 12 West St. Grafton, MA 01519. She will then be laid to rest at St. Phillip Cemetery in Grafton. In lieu of flowers please honor Helen with a donation to Veterans Inc. 69 Grove St. Worcester, MA 01605. A Book of Memories to share a memory of Helen is available online at: