Douglas M. Stone
Licensed Funeral Director and President
Douglas M. Stone is the licensed Funeral Director and President of Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home. A graduate of Haverhill High School and Suffolk University, Boston and the New England Institute of Anatomy and Funeral Science, Boston, cum laude, Doug has many years of experience serving families in need.
Doug served his apprenticeship with the Dole and Childs Funeral Home in Haverhill and then became a licensed funeral director in 1975. At that time, he joined the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home in Haverhill and Bradford, MA., where he worked until moving to Cape Cod in 1983. In 1990, he made his way to Central Massachusetts.
He is an active blood donor, having donated over eighteen gallons of blood, a member and Past President of the Winchendon Lions Club, a member of the Winchendon Kiwanis Club and is past president of both the Pentucket Kiwanis Club in Haverhill, Gardner Lions Club and Winchendon Lions Club, having also served as a zone chairman. He is a member of the national and state Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, Sons of the Eugene M. Connor Post 193 American Legion, North Central Referral Group and Artisan Lodge of Masons. He is also a Corporator of Fidelity Bank. He has been honored by many organizations for his volunteer work. Additionally, he and the funeral home are proud members of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association.
Doug, and his wife Merrily, are blessed with five children and seven grandchildren. They reside above the funeral home, with their dog Lucy, who serves as a Comfort Dog, and are always present to help those in need.
Being a funeral director is a "calling" and not a job. It requires being "on call" 24 hours per day/7 days a week. Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home prides itself in providing excellent service, empathy and compassion, in serving the families in Winchendon and area communities.