Madeleine E. Jones

Madeleine E. Jones, 70, passed away last week at her home after a sudden illness.

She was born in Dover, NH, on Jan. 30, 1944, to Clovis and Suzie (Roche) Desmarais. She graduated from Rivier College.

She was a devoted Christian and committed her life to Christ. She had a strong passion for the beach and loved spending time there with her family. She was an English professor and spent many years teaching at the high school and college level.

She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, daughter and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Charles R. Jones Sr.

Members of her family include one son, Charles R. Jones Jr., of Merrimack; one daughter, Suzanne L. Gosselin, of Merrimack; six grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew.

Calling hours were held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH, on Sunday, November 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, November 3, at 10 a.m. at St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Rd., Merrimack, NH. Committal prayers followed at 2 p.m. at NH State Veterans Cemetery.

Those who wish to make memorial donations can send them to NH Catholic Charities, PO Box 686, Manchester, NH 03105.

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