Joan Anderson Stone

Joan Hagen Anderson Stone
Joan Hagen Anderson Stone

    Joan Hagen Anderson Stone, an 11th-generation native of East Hampton, died at home on Sunday surrounded by her family. A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton.
    She and her twin sister, Jean Snow, were born at the family homestead on Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett on Oct. 8, 1932. She was one of 11 children born to Herbert Keith Anderson Sr. and the former Sybil Rae Fithian.
    She was a descendant of William Fithian, a native of Wales and one of the first settlers to arrive in East Hampton in 1648.
    She went to the Amagansett School and graduated from East Hampton High School. She married Robert E. Stone Sr. in 1957. Mr. Stone survives.
    Mrs. Stone was a gifted cook famous for her clam pies. She played sports in and out of school, especially basketball and baseball. She was a fan of the Yankees. Ms. Snow lives in Natick, Mass., and became a Boston Red Sox fan. “It was always really fun,” Mrs. Stone’s daughter Nancy Gibson Stone Rowan said yesterday.
    In addition to her husband and Ms. Rowan, who lives in East Hampton, Mrs. Stone is survived by three other children, Florence Fithian Stone of East Hampton, Robert E. Stone Jr. of East Hampton, and Marion Anderson Stone McMahon of Amagansett. She leaves nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    She also leaves a brother, Robert B. Anderson Sr. of East Hampton, and two sisters in addition to her twin, Ruth McDonald of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Charlotte Tosh of Manitoba, Canada. She was predeceased by six other siblings.
    Memorial contributions were suggested to the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, 120 Main Street, East Hampton 11937, or the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 764, Amagansett 11930.