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Mary E. Jones


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.

31 Condolences

  • Ramona And Andrew Kennedy Posted March 19, 2018 4:09 PM

    So sorry for your loss of Mary. Thinking of her family during this difficult time.

  • Christel Crossett Posted March 19, 2018 5:00 PM

    Such a beautiful woman in every way. She will be deeply missed.

  • John and Cheryl Posted March 19, 2018 5:19 PM

    So very sorry for the loss of a beautiful woman–she will be missed by all of us.

  • tim furgison Posted March 19, 2018 5:44 PM

    So very sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Barbara Henry Posted March 19, 2018 8:50 PM

    Mary was truly one Great lady I really loved her & enjoyed talking with her so much. She will be missed by all who knew her

  • Carol (Brander) and Ken Kozin Posted March 19, 2018 8:54 PM

    Mary will be missed by many, she always had a smile and enjoyed life to the fullest. I’ll miss seeing her in the golf cart at Camp.

  • Lindsay Webb Posted March 19, 2018 9:45 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss – Mary was an awesome lady – I have many wonderful memories of her and 4-H, and church, of course.

  • Phil Fonda Family Posted March 20, 2018 6:35 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are wirh the Jones family. Mary was a wonderful lady, one of the hardest working women we have known.

  • M&M Charles Stearns Posted March 20, 2018 7:54 AM

    Dear Sonny, Russ and Family,

    May the Lord be with each of you at this time at the loss of your mother. May the Angels guide her to heaven to live eternally with the Heavenly Choir of Angels and those who she lost in her earthly life. God Bless your mother may she Square Dance on the streets of Gold in Heaven for eternity.

    I will always remember and cherish the memories of Square Dance years!

    Peace Love and Prayers,

    Charles & Diane Stearns

  • Darlene McKerchie Moore Posted March 20, 2018 8:58 AM

    Sonny and family ,
    So sorry for the loss of your beloved Wife and Mother ,may you find comfort knowing she is with our Heavenly Father .

  • Bernie and Bobbie McDonald Posted March 20, 2018 9:57 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jones family. So sorry for their loss.

  • Kimberly Reed Andrews Posted March 20, 2018 10:39 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the loss of your wife and mother. It has been many years since I have seen Mary but I have many fond memories of good times past.My deepest sympathy.

  • Mark Bacon Posted March 20, 2018 5:48 PM

    It was a blessing to know her and talk genealogy.. I will miss seeing her on my trips up there.

  • Carolynn and Charlie Matthews Posted March 20, 2018 6:36 PM

    So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing ! Thought and prayers for her family !

  • Randy and Kim Adams Posted March 21, 2018 5:43 AM

    Rusty and Family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.

  • Judy Martin, Lisbon Posted March 21, 2018 7:37 AM

    To the Jones Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Mary.

  • John Paxton Posted March 21, 2018 8:16 AM

    To Mr. Jones, Russ, Sue and Cindy, I wish to extend my sincere condolences for the passing of your mother.

  • Lori & Pat Hackett Posted March 21, 2018 10:36 AM

    We were very sorry to read of Mary’s passing…our condolences to the entire Jones family…

  • Bail and Karen Cruikshank Posted March 21, 2018 10:59 AM

    We are very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was such a loving, and caring person. We have many fond memories of seeing and visiting with her at church. Our condolences to Sonny and the entire family.

  • Marlene Watson Posted March 21, 2018 11:11 AM

    I wish to offer my condolences to you Sonny and your family.
    Mary was a wonderful lady.

  • Joyce and Marty Posted March 21, 2018 2:07 PM

    Dear Cindy & Peter, Sue & Ron, Russ & Jeanette, and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I am so sorry that I could not be there with all of you. Losing my mom was the most difficult time I ever had in my life and know it will be the same for you. She was a lucky lady to have so many loving family around her all the time. She told me almost those exact words last May. She said she wanted to be here as long as she could to watch the boys grow and spend as much time as she could with her beautiful girls. She loved ALL of you so much. We are so sorry that the last couple of years were so difficult for her but now she is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all.

  • Mollie Crumrine Posted March 21, 2018 9:55 PM

    Mary was a very special lady and I am blest to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Debbie Hubbard Posted March 22, 2018 9:36 AM

    So sorry for your loss. She is dancing with the angels. Elsie Carr and Debbie Hubbard.

  • Steve & Gail Jemison Posted March 22, 2018 1:29 PM

    Mary and Sonny were a very important part of my growing up. I always appreciated their friendly inquiries and ready smiles, and most (!) of Sonny’s jokes. Mary’s passing will certainly leave a void in many lives but her life certainly made a positive difference in the world and I am very fortunate to have known her.

  • Barb and Dave Wilson Posted March 23, 2018 7:03 AM

    So sorry to read of Mary’s passing. She was by all means a wonderful lady. Our deepest condolences to the entire Jones family.

  • mary H vondell Posted March 23, 2018 9:50 AM

    To the Jones Family, So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing.. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Many fond years at the Jones Homestead with the Jones Family

  • Patti Noble Walters Posted March 23, 2018 12:45 PM

    Friends! So sorry to hear about Mary, sweet lady and she will be deeply missed.

  • Clara Carswell Posted March 24, 2018 9:58 AM

    So sorry to hear about Mary. My thoughts and prayers to Sonny, Cindy, Sue and Russ

  • Joy Holt Posted March 24, 2018 10:40 AM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In John 5:28-29 and Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earh. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. H’s going o do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’s why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life. In Revelation 21:4 tells us there’ll be no more pain or death. Is there pain and death in heaven? Of cours not. Those are future conditions on earth under God’s kingdom arrangement.

  • Bonnier Posted March 24, 2018 8:01 PM

    Sue and Ron, So very sorry for your loss. , May she rest in in God’s arm’s

  • David Valois Posted March 29, 2018 11:29 AM

    So sorry for the loss of Mrs. Jones – she will be missed by many.

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