Patricia M. Jones
January 8, 1928 – May 6, 2020
Patricia Mary Jones, 92 passed away peacefully on May 6, 2020. Born in Buffalo, NY on January 8, 1928 she graduated from the Sisters of Charity Hospital Nursing program in 1948 and was accepted as a Cadet Nurse during World War II. She earned a B.S. in Public Health Nursing from the University of Buffalo in 1959 and served as a School Nurse Teacher in Buffalo’s PS 74 and later at Kenmore West until she retired in 1993. She married John R. Jones in November 1948; they were together for 42 years and had eight children. Pat was active in many organizations including St. Amelia’s Senior Club, the Tonawanda Historical Society, The Red Hat Society, New Beginnings and others. She thoroughly enjoyed gardening, reading, travel and attending theater productions. She enjoyed serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Amelia’s for years both at the church and to home bound parishioners. Her fanatical support for the Buffalo Bills was legendary. But her biggest love was her family and watching it expand while keeping it close and tightly knit together. She is survived by her sons Richard (Tricia), Thomas (Jackie), Kenneth (Doreen) and Ronald (Gina), and her daughters, Linda and Suzanne as well as 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Patricia was predeceased by her loving husband Richard, sons Robert and Michael, son-in-law’s Kenneth and Rudy and brothers James and Edward. She will be dearly missed by everyone who called her Mom, Nana, Grandma, and Great-Nana… as well as friends, neighbors and colleagues. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. True to her giving nature, Patricia would like her family and friends to extend a kindness to a stranger, tell a nurse they are appreciated, go on a garden walk and enjoy her favorite roses, or just pay it forward.
A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Amelia RC Church.
Patricia M. Jones
Karen Saxer (Fecher)
May 17, 2020
It was a pleasure Knowing Pat. She was a wonderful Lady....Our families shared many good times....My sympathies go out to your whole family. Peace and God's Blessings. Karen
May 12, 2020
RIP Pat Condolences from Audrey Fecher and family We have a lot of fond memories of all the great times we shared thru the years Pat was a very giving person and will be greatly missed
May 10, 2020
I hit the "MAX 2000 LENGTH" limit. I am so sorry for you all. You can see she has never been forgotten. The last time I saw your Mom was at my Mom's funeral and here it is, Mother's Day, a tough one to endure for us all. Thankfully we have our memories. Respectfully, Chuck Rossi
May 10, 2020
I will always remember how good your family and especially your Mom & Dad treated me as one of the many neighborhood kids. She made us lunch and we'd sit in the kitchen or the back family room, she'd patch us up when we fell out of the two-story club house. I'm trying to remember if the lashed-pole tower was in your backyard or Mahaney's? The Troop 206 camping trips with your Dad and Mr. Mahaney up all night playing cards while we raided other troops camp sites. When Pauly Schleuter was 14 and was 9, on the last day of Christmas vacation we were playing hockey on Schleuter's frozen backyard. Pauly boarded me into the stock fence next to Darrow's and I dropped to the ice face first. What a mess! Lip hanging down to my chin, teeth knocked back in my mouth. I ran home, my Mom almost fainted. She took me to your house. Your Mom stuffed a rag and ice in my mouth, slowed down the bleeding, threw us in the car (my Mom didn't drive) and drove us to Kenmore Mercy. She took us in and took control of the Emergency Room, calling all the shots! She stayed with my Mom until my Dad (was at work) got there. Then over the next couple of days she kept checking up on me. Mr. Sturm (our Brighton Elementary Gym Teacher) almost fell out of his chair when he saw my stitched and wired up mouth. Tom and Ken must remember when we were mastering riding our bikes backwards while sitting on the handlebars?! How many of us fell in the street on that rough asphalt, tearing up our knees and elbows and your Mom patching us up. Then there was Bobby taking us 16 year olds at 2AM to the original Mighty Taco on Hertel Ave. I guess last, when Coors was only sold West of the Mississippi so it was the mystery beer to us, I brought a case home from CO, walked into your family room with it in a brown bag to give it to Ken, your Dad was sitting there and told Ken I brought him a rock from the Grand Canyon, pulled the Coors outta the bag and your Dad jumped up and yelled Jesus H look at this!!
May 9, 2020
Many happy memories of Aunt Pat from our visits. I love that Dick mentioned the Christmas trees today, we received ours after our first son was born and as we added 3 more, Aunt Pat always sent an update-a red heart with their name. Thank you for providing the livestream so we could be a part today and we hope to be able to join in the celebration of her life when it is able to be held.
Kathy Cozine Morgan
Mary Ann Killian
May 9, 2020
Mrs .Jones was a beautiful person inside and out . Her smile was radiant . Was always a pleasure to be in her company .God bless her and her wonderful family especially at this time . She is at peace and with her love ones and she will always be in your hearts and thoughts. Was a pleasure to meet her thru Linda and the Henderson’s ❤️