Funeral services for Mary E. Jones, age 86, of Lisbon, NY, will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 11:00AM at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Lisbon with Pastor Andrea Mericle officiating. Burial will be in Lisbon Cemetery in the Spring. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM and on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 9:00AM to 10:00AM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Jones passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Mary is survived by her husband, Warren; three children, Cindy Molesky and her husband, Peter, of Rome, NY, Susan Zullo and her husband, Ron, of Cape Cod, MA and Russell Jones and his wife, Jeanette, of Lisbon, NY; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary is predeceased by two sisters, Beulah Rudd, in 1965 and Jewel Finley, in 1995 and a brother, Calvin Bowden, in 1967.
Mary was born on March 21, 1931, in Lisbon, NY, the daughter of Clive and Eldena Ross Bowden. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1948. Mary married Warren Jones on June 3, 1952, at the Lisbon Wesleyan Church with Rev. Aldus Lamos officiating. She first went to work as a book keeper at Nathan Frank’s Store in Ogdensburg, later becoming the book keeper for Mayne and Stafford Farm Supplies in Lisbon.
Mary enjoyed knitting, crocheting and had a love for sweets. She was also a member of the Maple City Swingers and the St. Lawrence County Draft House Club. Mary loved spending time with her friends and family.
The family of Mary Jones wishes to extend a special thank you to Mary’s physicians, Dr. Shah-Sekhon and Dr. Sangwan and to Mary’s main caregivers, Christel Crossett, Sharon Sharpe, Marsha Barkley and Cathy Nisbet. They would also like to thank the wonderful hospice team, Cheryl Pike, Karrie Mooney, Amy Doboze, Teresa Cameron, Shirley Martin and Rev. Robert Schirmer for all their help and support over the past year and a half.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to First Congregational UCC of Lisbon, PO BOX 117, Lisbon, NY 13658 or Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US-11, Potsdam, NY 13676.