Marga Lorie (Schaefter) Stone

January 7, 2018


Marga Lorie (Schaefter) Stone, 87, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Herbert T. "Herbie" Stone.

Born in southern Germany, to Friedrich Schaefter and Margarethe Bischoff, she lived in Stuttgart where she met her husband who was in the U.S. Army stationed there. Lorie had a dream as a youth to be a school teacher but was taken out of school to go to work before that dream could be fulfilled.

She came to New Bedford, in 1958, and was a longtime member of the South Primitive Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and directed the children's choir for many years. She was also a member of the German -American Club of Bristol County. Lorie retired from Logo Athletic Inc. where she had worked for many years.

Lorie loved music and singing, cooking and she was very Patriotic and will be remember for her 4th of July cookouts! She was very proud of her U.S. Citizenship, as well as, her Germany heritage. Most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her three sons, John and Debbie Stone of New Bedford, Mark and Olivia Stone of Westport and Glenn and Paula Stone of New Bedford; four grandchildren, Ian, Kassandra, Paige and Kyla; many nieces and nephews and extended family, in Germany; Thomas Buck, Emma Baumbach, Margot Melachrinos, Joachim and Ellen Griner. Lorie was the sister of the late Ria Griner, Frieda Bischoff, Fridel, Ana and Lina.

Calling hours are Wednesday, from 4-8pm, in the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 10:00am, in the Funeral Home followed by interment in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford.

Calling Hours

JAN 10. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home
465 County Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740


JAN 11. 10:00 AM (EST)

Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home
465 County Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740

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