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Elinor Richards Jones

10 janvier 193630 décembre 2020

Yarmouth-Elinor Richards Jones, 84, passed away on December 30, 2020. The daughter of Joseph and Abigail Scott Richards, she was born in Yarmouth, Maine January 10, 1936. She graduated from North Yarmouth Academy, Class of 1954. She was employed at Federal Loan and Building as assistant treasurer, retiring in 1980.

She enjoyed knitting, traveling, golf with her good friend of 72 years, Judy Stiles Oliver, and meeting with The Domino Dames every Wednesday afternoon. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church and volunteer for Yarmouth Health Council and Make-a-Wish of Maine.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Raymond Jones, brothers, Joseph Richards, John Richards, and sister, Elizabeth Morison.

She is survived by her son Robert Demont and his wife Priscilla of Cumberland, Maine, granddaughter Kathryn Demont of Denver, Colorado; son Edward Demont and his wife Linda of Brunswick, Maine, and grandson Samuel Demont of Brunswick, Maine; a brother Donald Richards and many nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral arrangements will be held at a future time followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yarmouth, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, her family suggests that acts of kindness and charity may be given to individuals or organizations of one’s choice in Elinor’s memory or gifts made to Make-a-Wish of Maine, 66 Mussey Road, Scarborough, Maine 04074.

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Robert Demont

13 janvier , 2021

To all sharing your stories of our mother, aunt, sister, friend and neighbor of Elinor, thank you for taking the time to express your unique and special sentiments. They warm our hearts, heal our sorrows and remind us of the love and life she shared so freely and intently. Most remarkable to me personally is the realization of overwhelming support, which reminds me that I not alone in my grief nor in my own burdens as one of her sons. The importance and impact of your collective “eulogies” of mom dwarf any I might muster here or later. And besides, I have been specifically instructed by Mom not to have “any of those soppy public eulogies where everyone lies about me as if I’m an angel.” I do want to single out my daughter Kayte and my dear cousins, including the 12 females. I am especially overjoyed to hear of the impact Gram/Aunt Elinor has had on you and many other young girls who have since grown up and become amazing women. It gives me so much hope for a more just, civil and peaceful world. ♥️🙏.

Arthur Landry

7 janvier , 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about your Mother Bob(Buddy). She was a wonderful lady!
All our best from The Landry’s in Nashville

Art

Cynthia Freeman

6 janvier , 2021

Buddy and Teddy,
I'm so sorry to read your Mom has passed. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of your family and my family. From spending days at your home, or our farm. The camping trips and the family fun . I will always remember her as a happy person who spoke her mind, in a respectful manner. For her willingness to ask questions when ever she and I ran into each other, I loved her curiosity about the families we both shared. May the many wonderful memories you've made,help you heal your hearts as you share and read these with one another.God Bless all of you may she continue to laugh and smile as she joins those she also loved and lost.

Jean Sequeira

6 janvier , 2021

Elinor was such a smart, funny wonderful person! She was greatly loved by family and those of us who had the honor and privilege to care for her these past few years! She leaves a huge imprint on my heart and will be so missed! Deepest sympathies to all her beloved family and friends! XO

Marcia Bartol

5 janvier , 2021

Bud, Priscilla, Kayte, Ted, Linda, & Sam,
I am so very sorry to hear of Aunt Elinor's passing. Having spent years caring for my mother-in-law with Alzheimers, I am comforted that she is at peace now, and with her beloved Raymond. I didn’t see her often — thankfully we had a couple of visits within the last 5 years or so — but up until that dreaded disease took her memory, we kept in touch by phone a couple of times a year. She would fill me in about everyone...and boy, did she LOVE you, Kayte & Sam! I have many wonderful memories of big family Thanksgivings at your house. She was so good about keeping the Brewer Richards connected with the Yarmouth Richards...she occasionally sent me memorabilia she’d found about my dad, she hosted a family bridal shower for me a LONG time ago, and as has been said, she always tried to get a big cousins’ reunion to happen. Maybe we will finally do it when the pandemic is over! She and Raymond took many RV trips with mom and my stepfather, and boy, did they have stories! She was very sad that those came to an end when he died. I remember one Christmas week when we were moving into our new Brewer house, she came up for a visit. We had just had a new wood stove delivered and at age 73, she was determined to help Jim move it into place and get it hooked up! I’ll miss hearing her voice on the phone -- it was the last Christmas phone call in 2019 that she dictated the Pecan Bites recipe to me (by heart) ---and how she called me “Masha” (when she didn’t call me Sharon), and am grateful that I still have two saved voicemails from her on my phone. Love to you all at this difficult time.

Jeffrey Merrill

5 janvier , 2021

Dear Ted and Bud.
I was deeply saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. She was simply a wonderful woman and I know I can speak for brothers and sister, that she was very much like an Aunt to us.
What I will always remember was her sense of humor and seemed to always have a smile on her face....she always look at the brighter side of life no matter what.
God speed to you both and your families during your healing process.
Sincerely
Jeff Merrill

Bob MacKinnon

5 janvier , 2021

I was fortunate enough to be “adopted” by Elinor seven or eight years ago. We had a lot of fun together in that time and she made sure to include us in her social circle of events. She loved her family and friends and as other have said, she made everyone’s life a lot more fun and brighter by including them in her “family”. I feel very lucky to have been included in this group and I’ll miss her smile, stories and motherly advice.

Mary Morton (Dunham)

4 janvier , 2021

Bud and Ted, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I grew up playing a lot at the Richard’s house and your mom was around a lot.. she was always such a happy and sweet lady. As we grew up through school etc, it was always fun to see and be around your mom. Remember times at your house on Portland St.. I think your mom was happiest when the house was full of kids..she was the best hostess.. my sympathies to you both and your families! Elinor will certainly be missed by many of us. Many hugs!❤️❤️

Jo Ann Ray

4 janvier , 2021

Dear Bud, Ted and all the Richards Family
I was so sorry to hear of Elinor's passing. Aunt Elinor was one of a kind--so full of fun, love, mischief, and understanding. She welcomed me into your family and always reached out to stay in touch and keep up with family activities. She opened her home and her heart. We had some interesting golf rounds and chats over a glass of wine or two! I will always cherish those memories. My sympathies are with you
Love, Jo Ann Ray

Susan Brown

3 janvier , 2021

this picture is exactly how I remember her, she was welcoming, warm and loved family. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed! Love to all, Sue Leighton Brown

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