Richard A. Jones, 94

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

NORTH WATERFORD — Richard A. Jones, 94, a lifelong resident of North Waterford, died Thursday evening, May 19, 2016, at his seven-generation family farm, in the company of his wife and son.

He was born on July 10, 1921, in North Waterford, a son of Wallace and Ethel (Kilgore) Jones. He attended local schools and went on to serve his country during WWII in the U.S. Army.

Upon his return from the service, it was to that beloved family farm in North Waterford that was in existence 42 years before Maine was even a state. A fifth-generation Jones working the farm was very near and dear to his heart and he was also extremely proud to have passed along that tradition to now a sixth- and seventh-generation of Jones’.

A close second to working his ground, was music. He loved to dance with his wife, Frances and was an avid drum player. He played in numerous orchestras and big bands in years past when you could go out dancing with your family and friends and “still have fun.”

Richard is survived by his wife, Frances (Alexander) of North Waterford, whom he married on June 15, 1946, in North Waterford; his children, Wallace Jones of North Waterford, Richarda Bisson and her husband, Brian of Poland, Ohio, Lewis Jones and his wife, Sonia of Milo, Ruth-Ann Lavoie and her husband, Lenny of Poland, and Tony Jones and his wife, Manuela of Germany; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Anita Bradley; and siblings, Leslie Jones and Isabelle Rolfe.

At Richard’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements are in the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services 1037 Main St., Oxford. Online tributes may be shared at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

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