Alton Edwin Stone

AUBURN – Alton Edwin Stone, “Stoney”, 88, of Carthage passed away at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Wednesday evening Oct. 13, 2021. He was born in Dixfield, April 1, 1933, the son of Willard and Jennie (Newell) Stone. He graduated from Dixfield High School in the class of 1953 and went on to serve in the Unites States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Following his service in the Army he was employed with the Rumford Paper Mill in the maintenance department, retiring in 1993.

Alton was a member of the Club Le Paressaux Rumford snowmobile club, American Legion Post #100, the Rumford Snowshoe Club, and was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Dixfield. He loved spending time with his best friend Johnny Holmes at Holmes Market, where he was a fixture in the early morning hours, making coffee and socializing with patrons, then lunch time at either Ellis Variety or Dick’s Restaurant in the afternoons. Alton also enjoyed spending time once a month with his classmates at various restaurants around the state. Alton’s incredible passion for outdoor activities allowed him to experience many days snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and hiking in the Maine woods. His favorite was his yearly fishing trip to Quebec, Canada with friends Don and John Herbert and Danny Louvat.

He is survived by two daughters, JoAnne Shevenell of Biddeford and Judith McLeod and companion J.R. of Gray and two sons, Jeffrey and Jay and wife Karen of Lisbon.

He was predeceased by his sister, Donna and brother-in-law Bob Sproul of Gardiner and survived by his brothers Frank (Deb) of Livermore and Fred (Doris) of Mexico. He had 10 amazing grandchildren, Craig, Erica, Jessica, Allison, Ashley, Courtney, Erik, Aaron, Sarah and Megan, most of who called him “Karate Kid Papa”, and who also provided him with 13 wonderful great-grandchildren. He also had a special nephew, Lincoln and his family of Dixfield who will always remain dear to his heart.

Words cannot express the thanks the entire family gives to his son, Jeff, who provided over eight years of selfless care. Jeff gave his father the opportunity to live an amazing retirement highlighted by their weekly fishing trips on lakes and ponds across the state searching for that elusive record bass.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 19, with prayers at 6 p.m. at Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington. A kind word may be left in his Book of Memories at

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