Elaine M. Jones

OBIT-Jones (lady in yellow)ELLSWORTH — Elaine M. Jones was born on Sept. 9, 1936, the daughter of Charles and Caro McGraw of East Blue Hill. She passed away on a beautiful spring day March 20, 2016. Elaine graduated from George Stevens Academy in 1953, at which time she went to work for the state of Maine in Augusta. Shortly thereafter, Elaine married Harry S. Jones III of Ellsworth and together they had three children. She mothered these children very well. In 1971, they bought the Surry Market from her parents and renamed it Jones’ Market, where she worked with and for her family. Her passion was antiques, she did both, you would find her in her glory in her barn at the Surry house, Elaine’s Antiques.

Elaine was predeceased by her brother Wayne McGraw. Remaining is her husband, Harry S. Jones III; sister-in-law Eleanor Jones; their son Christopher C. Jones, his wife, Patricia Jones, their children Carrie Jones and BJ Jones and a great-grandson Ryder Jones; their daughters, Jennifer L. Jones, Emilie D. Jones and her best friend Steve Sargent; along with several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Sharon O’Halloran who genuinely cared for Elaine by taking her for rides, caring at the nursing home, special lunches and more than words can say.

She will be sadly missed.

A celebration of Elaine’s life will be held at the hall in the Ellsworth Elks Lodge on High Street on March 27, 2016, from 2-4 p.m. Please join us.




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