Robert Burton Jones
August 9, 1948 – November 29, 2019
Robert "Bob" Burton Jones, 71, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully with his brother by his side on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Hartford on August 9, 1948, he was a son of Frances Jean (O’Brien) Jones of East Hartford and the late Francis "Frank" E. Jones. Bob lived his whole life in East Hartford and after graduating with the class of 1966 from George J. Penney High School, he proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War as a radio operator. He enjoyed his trade so much that he continued as a Ham Radio Operator for many years. Bob worked as a mechanic on industrial equipment amongst other careers, but his true passion was camping all over New England, New York and Canada with his brother, Eddie. For many years he had been a member of the CT Valley Mineral Club.
Besides his mother, he is survived by one brother, Edmund A. Jones of East Hartford; one sister, Gail McClellan and her husband Robert of Ellington; three nephews, Eric Jones of NC, Patrick Jones and his wife Shaina of East Hartford and Case McClellan of CO, as well as a sister-in-law, Susan Jones of East Hartford. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas F. Jones.
The funeral is Saturday, December 7, at 10 a.m. from the D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 9 am to 10 am on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will immediately follow in Silver Lane Cemetery-Veterans Memorial Field, East Hartford. For on-line expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopoeh.com.
- Calling Hour Saturday, December 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 7, 2019
- Burial with Military Honors Saturday, December 7, 2019