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Monday, December 11, 2006

Faye Gloria Stone, lawyer and philanthropist, 80

NEWTON

Faye Gloria Stone blazed her own trail in life. She was one of the few women practicing law in Boston in the late 1940s.

Mrs. Stone, who was a corporate lawyer in her father's law firm, died Nov. 26 in her Newton home.

A firm believer in the importance of the arts, Mrs. Stone gave generously to her alma mater, Boston University, including a sculpture in the law school.

"She was an accomplished lawyer and editor, a discerning connoisseur of the arts, and a generous philanthropist," former BU president John Silber said in a Globe obituary today.

"She had tremendous intellect and strong opinions and could receive as well as she gave," said Avram Goldberg, a longtime friend of Mrs. Stone's and retired chairman of the Stop & Shop Companies.

-- Erica Tochin

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