Barbara M. Stone, 87, of Mashpee died December 29.

She was the daughter of James T. Perkins and Mary E. Perkins and graduated in 1951 from Barnstable High School.

Ms. Stone had a 21-year career with the United States government working for the Department of Defense–Air Force and the US Treasury Department–Internal Revenue Service. She worked a total of 21 years for the government. She retired in 2000.

Prior to that Ms. Stone worked at Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis of the Boston Stock Exchange in Boston as well as Puritan Cape Cod.

During her years as a military wife, she traveled to Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, the Philippines, Guam, Kansas, Rochester, New York and, in 1970, returned to Osterville. From 1964 to 1967 she lived in Australia and the Philippines.

Ms. Stone was a member of the Hyannis Yacht Club, Democratic National Committee and the National Treasury Employees Union.

She leaves many cousins.

A funeral service was Tuesday, January 7, at John-Lawrence Funeral Home in Marstons Mills.

Burial followed in Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit.

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