SULLIVAN — Wilton Foster Jones Sr., 83, died peacefully May 6, 2013, at home with his family. He was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Sullivan, a son of Alton Foster and Effie (Havey) Jones.
Wilton graduated from Sullivan High School in 1948 and June 3, 1949, married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ellen Bean. He worked construction and later at several Ellsworth auto dealerships as a mechanic. He was a volunteer firefighter in Sullivan, a board member for the Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center, and a member and usher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Ellen (Bean) Jones; daughters, Linda Abbott and husband, Bruce, of Franklin, Susan Guyette and husband, Clement, of Sorrento, and Kirstie Dubois and partner, Alton Jones, of Bethany Beach, Del.; son, Wilton F. Jones II and wife, Lori, of Mount Desert; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brothers, Morrill, Arthur and wife, Janet, and Roger and wife, Loretta; sister, Rena and husband, Phil; a special niece, Melanie and husband, Marvin McIntire of Sullivan; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Aldene and Edna.
Calling hours will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 231 Main St., Ellsworth. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ellsworth. Contributions in Wilton’s memory may be made to the Mary Dow Cancer Care Center, 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 or the Sullivan Fire Department, 1888 US Highway 1, Sullivan, ME 04664. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.