NORTH WATERFORD — Frances A. Jones lived in North Waterford on the family farm for 72 years. She died Wednesday, April 4, at 9:15 a.m., with Wallace, Ruth-Ann and Lenny by her side. She was born Nov. 30, 1927, in Bridgton, the daughter of Fred and Ruth Alexander.

She graduated from Bridgton High School and soon after married Richard Jones. She was busy after that raising six children: Wallace, Anita, Richarda, Lewis, Ruth-Ann and one adopted son, Tony. She loved her garden and flowers. She spent lots of time canning vegetables for winter. She was especially proud of her onions, some as big as softballs.

After her family grew up, Richard and Frances spent all the time they could camping in Maine areas. They also loved dancing every Saturday night at different places. The farm still had lots of livestock so while they spent a weekend away, Richard’s sister, Isabelle, would baby sit the farm. They had a great life with family and friends. She enjoyed playing cards every Tuesday afternoon with neighbor ladies.

Frances is survived by her children, Wallace of North Waterford, Richarda Bisson and her husband, Brian, of Poland, Ohio, Lewis Jones of Milo, Ruth-Ann Lavoie and her husband, Lenny, of Poland, and Tony Jones and his wife, Manuela, of Germany; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren, with more on the way.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; daughter, Anita Bradley; and siblings, Evon Fenton, Enid Nedeau and Fred Alexander Jr.

Tributes may be sent to the Jones family at 116 Jones Road, Waterford, ME 04088.

Frances A. Jones


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