Patricia J. Jones, 88, of Grafton


Patricia J. JonesGrafton – Patricia J. (Tighe) Jones, 88, passed away early Thursday morning, Aug. 11, 2016 at Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester.

She was born May 18, 1928 in Worcester, daughter of the late Marion (Tweedie) and Thomas Tighe. She was a graduate of Commerce High School and had worked at Reed and Prentice in Worcester, The William Paul House and Iandoli Market in Holden, and as part of owner of The Family Market in Hubbardston.

Pat was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Harold Gordon Jones, in 2013. She is survived by her four daughters, Kathleen Johnson of Denver, Colo., Karen Jones of Rutland, Brenda Wallar of Rutland, and Rebecca Metzger of Thaxton, Va. A son, Steven Jones of Paxton, predeceased her in 1988. Pat is also survived by her four sisters, three brothers, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Patricia and her husband Gordon lived on Richards Avenue in Paxton for 54 years. She loved to garden and watch the hummingbirds outside her kitchen window. She was a fantastic cook and baker. She was well-known for her homemade Swedish coffee bread, chocolate roll, and pies, which she would generously donate to bake sales at the town library and elementary school.

Pat and Gordon traveled extensively in their camper, visiting all 50 states over the years. She loved to pick up interesting rocks from across the country. Every one she kept was labeled with a date and location. She loved to do crafts and instilled that love in her children and grandchildren, which came in handy when anyone had a school “project” to design. She was very handy with a sewing machine and made many of her children’s clothes and Halloween costumes. Her many talents will be missed.

Calling hours will be Thursday, Aug. 18, from 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton, near the intersection of routes 140 and 122. Family and friends are invited to gather for food and refreshments following the service at Mrs. Mack’s Bakery in Worcester.

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