Bernard Arthur Stone, 85, of Massena, passed away Monday morning, October 29, 2012, at the Massena Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there since October 28.
Born in Westville, N.Y. on January 7, 1927, he was the son of the late Bernard and Clara Robinson Stone. He attended local schools.
He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.
Many years ago he was married to the former Dorothy Aubrey and the marriage ended in divorce. On July 11, 1975, he was united in marriage to the former Dolores Derochie Lantry. She survives.
For over forty years, Art was employed by ALCOA in Massena as a crane driver. He retired in 1992. He was a communicant of St. Josephs Church in Massena. He was a member of the Moira America Legion and the AMVETS in Massena. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, travel, camping at Lake Meacham, playing poker and watching his favorite shows on the television.
Along with his wife, Dolores, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Linda Stone of Rozet, Wyo., John and Lee Ann Stone of Orlando, Fla., and Jeffery and Lisa Stone of Forest, Va.; four stepsons, Jeffery Lantry and his wife Lori of Brushton, Joseph Lantry and his wife Debbie of Parish, N.Y., James Lantry of Long Mount, Colo., and Patrick McKenna and his wife Darlene of Laffette, Colo.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Adomitias of Hardwick, Mass., and Diane and Sam Keffer of Mesa, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Mary Stone of Lowville, N.Y.; thirty two grandchildren, forty five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two step-sons, John Lantry in 2004 and Michael McKenna in 2011; two brothers, Robert and Lawrence Stone; and one sister Edna Jacillo.
Calling hours will be on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Church in Fort Covington, with the Rev. Martin Cline officiating. Burial will be in the old St. Marys Cemetery in Fort Covington.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Westville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
Arrangements are through the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington.