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180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA

OBITUARY

Marjorie E. Jones

February 14, 1925April 25, 2020

Marjorie E. (Light) Jones, 95 of Fairhaven passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Brandon Woods of New Bedford. She was the loving wife of Albert C. Jones with whom she shared 75 years of marriage.

Born in Everett, MA, daughter of the late Allen C. and Edith (Perry) Light, she was a high school majorette who also marched with the American Legion band. Marjorie received her associate’s degree as a Stenographic Secretary in 1944 from Burdett College in Boston and worked as a legal secretary supporting Albert through Tufts College. She was a longtime resident of Stoneham, MA. Following retirement in 1989, she and Albert drove their motor home cross-country and wintered in Claremont, Florida. They spent summers in Fairhaven on West Island where all of the family generations loved to gather.

Marjorie was a longtime Girl Scout leader, enjoyed baking and sewing. She was very active in the First Congregational Church in Fairhaven. She and Albert hosted Japanese exchange students and twice travelled to Tosashimizu, Japan with the John Manjiro Friendship Society. Marjorie also enjoyed playing bridge. Master Point certified, she played duplicate bridge competitively and even travelled to Bermuda and Hawaii to compete in tournaments.

In addition to her husband Albert, she is survived by her five children: Leslie Maguire and Linda McCaffrey both of Fairhaven, Alan C. Jones and his wife Robin of Rome, NY, Richard C. Jones and his wife Marlene of Merrimack, NH and Douglas C. Jones of Germany; a daughter -in-law, Paula Jones of Fairhaven, 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Allen, Warren and Robert Light.

Due to the current restrictions on gatherings, Marjorie’s Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. To leave a note of condolence, please visit www.rock-funeralhome.com

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Sherry Francis

May 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Jones Family. I was the secretary at St. Lukes hospital and would visit with both Margie and Al and play one of their favorite songs "Margie" and they both sang along. The song is still in my playlist on my phone. Breaks my heart that she is gone. Their love was very rare and she will be missed! Again, my deepest sympathy go to Al and the family. May God comfort you and help you all heal.🙏~ Sherry Francis

Jack LaBombard

May 7, 2020

Patti and I are so sorry to hear of Aunt Margie's passing. What a full and wonderful life she had. I will always remember her as being such a fun person. I have great memories as a kid of family gatherings during the summer months at the Fairhaven cottage.
Jack & Patti LaBombard

Carol Mulcahy

May 7, 2020

Please know I Hav tender & joyous memories of Marge & Al pulling into my home in Pinehurst in their RV sometimes with my Mom & Dad ... from volunteering @ the 1999 USOpen to just sharing meals & stories we had unforgettable times...With Love,
Carol La Bombard Mulcahy

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Biography

Marjorie E. (Light) Jones, 95 of Fairhaven passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Brandon Woods of New Bedford. She was the loving wife of Albert C. Jones with whom she shared 75 years of marriage.

Born in Everett, MA, daughter of the late Allen C. and Edith (Perry) Light, she was a high school majorette who also marched with the American Legion band. Marjorie received her associate’s degree as a Stenographic Secretary in 1944 from Burdett College in Boston and worked as a legal secretary supporting Albert through Tufts College. She was a longtime resident of Stoneham, MA. Following retirement in 1989, she and Albert drove their motor home cross-country and wintered in Claremont, Florida. They spent summers in Fairhaven on West Island where all of the family generations loved to gather.

Marjorie was a longtime Girl Scout leader, enjoyed baking and sewing. She was very active in the First Congregational Church in Fairhaven. She and Albert hosted Japanese exchange students and twice travelled to Tosashimizu, Japan with the John Manjiro Friendship Society. Marjorie also enjoyed playing bridge. Master Point certified, she played duplicate bridge competitively and even travelled to Bermuda and Hawaii to compete in tournaments.

In addition to her husband Albert, she is survived by her five children: Leslie Maguire and Linda McCaffrey both of Fairhaven, Alan C. Jones and his wife Robin of Rome, NY, Richard C. Jones and his wife Marlene of Merrimack, NH and Douglas C. Jones of Germany; a daughter -in-law, Paula Jones of Fairhaven, 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Allen, Warren and Robert Light.

Due to the current restrictions on gatherings, Marjorie’s Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. To leave a note of condolence, please visit www.rock-funeralhome.com

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