Henry Patrick operated two stores in Hopedale; one in the center of town and a second,
    shown in the picture at the top, on the corner of Hopedale Street and Route 16. The
    intersection was known for many years as Patrick's Corner. The building was empty for a
    long time, and eventually was reopened as Stone's Furniture. After some years, it burned
    down in 1979, as shown in the fourth picture, sent by Jack Ghiringhelli, and was replaced
    with the new Stone's Furniture building seen at the bottom.

    The following quote refers to the picture at the top. "The man on the left waving is my
    father (Rico). In the middle is a man named 'Togie' who also worked for Patrick's. The
    man on the right was a customer from the neighborhood known as 'Smitty.' My family and
    I lived upstairs over the store for many years until we moved to a house close by when I
    was in junior high...around 1950. This was the period when my parents opened the first
    'Food Center' on Mendon Street, that stood just a few doors away from the 'Corner Store,'
    which became Stone's Furniture." Alberta (Calarese) Lachina.

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    Ribbon Cutting - Hopedale Selectman Carl Bresciani, foreground, cut the ribbon officially
    opening Stone's Colonial Village furniture store on Mendon Street in Hopedale this week.
    Taking part in the ceremony, from left, are Michael Stone, Myron Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
    Stone, and Mrs. Eva DiVittorio who is assistant manager. The new furniture store is featuring
    colonial and early American furniture with a separate gift shop. Mrs. DiVittorio and her husband
    were former owners of the Milford Furniture and TV in Milford. The Stone family also operate
    Stone Furniture on Central Street in Milford. Milford Daily News, September 7, 1968.

Milford Daily News ad - April 1945.