Patricia A. Stone (93) passed away on November 6, 2021 in Peterborough, NH. Patricia was born at home in the Bronx, NY to Joseph and Grace McCrain on November 5, 1928. She was one of twelve children and, as a young girl, loved to play stickball in the street with her brothers. During WWII, Pat worked as a cashier at the local A&P and later as a Bell Telephone long-distance operator.
Patricia moved to Holliston, MA in 1959 with her first husband, Matthew Miller, where they raised sons Michael, Matthew and Mitchell. She was employed as a telephone operator for New England Telephone, and then as a communications specialist at Honeywell in Waltham, MA for 15 years. While living in Holliston, Pat became a lifelong Red Sox fan. In 1986, Patricia moved to Rindge, NH with her second husband of 32 yrs, Warren L. Stone, where they enjoyed a quiet, rural life in retirement. She loved her pets, especially her cats, and enjoyed rides through the countryside. She also enjoyed travelling and visited Hawaii, Arizona, and family in Kansas, New York and Pennsylvania.
Pat was warm, caring, and strong. She loved to indulge her granddaughters and was enthralled by her great-grandchildren. Her granddaughters described her as “always bringing happiness” and “strong, sweet and sassy”. She was known for giving oversized gifts at birthdays and holidays. Pat’s bright blue eyes, big heart and warm smile always made her family feel special.
Patricia is predeceased by her son, Daniel Miller; husbands Matthew Miller and Warren Stone; and eight siblings. She is survived by two sisters, Lois Ozga and Dorothy Pierce, and a brother, Joseph McCrain. She is also survived by sons: Michael Miller (Pat) of Ottawa, KS, Matthew Miller (Mary Jo) of Solomons, MD, and Mitchell Miller of Woonsocket, RI; four granddaughters: Michelle McCally (Rob) of Ottawa, KS, Melisa Singh (Paul) of Olathe, KS, Jessica Miller (Ryan Kerrigan) of Johnstown, PA and Kristen Slawter (Andrew) of Silver Springs, MD; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven adult step-children from her marriage to Warren L. Stone (David, Daniel, Richard, Alan, Andrea, Alisa, and Warren, Jr).
Patricia will be interred in Westport, CT, with her grandparents, parents and son, Daniel Miller. She will be missed by her family and friends.