UPDATE: Services for Judge Stone:
Calling hours, Wednesday October 4 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Perry-McStay Funeral Home in East Providence.
Memorial Service: Thursday October 5 at 6 p.m. at Sayles Hall at Brown University.
Burial: Friday October 6 at 11 a.m. at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, RI.
Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Walter R. Stone of Bristol, a civil rights activist and one of Rhode Island’s top trial lawyers before his elevation to Superior Court, where he served as one of the very few African-American judges in the state, died today in a Newport hospice after a long illness. He was 73.