Ruth Jones

Ruth J Jones (Doyle)

September 17, 1927 - June 21, 2019
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Ruth J. Doyle Jones, 91, of Pittsfield and Dalton, passed away June 21, 2019 at Craneville Place of Dalton.
She was born in Pittsfield on September 17, 1927, the daughter of the late Richard and Marjorie Sigsworth Doyle. Ruth attended Pittsfield Schools.
She married the late William F. Jones on September 7, 1946. He predeceased her on September 25, 2014.
She worked for 17 years as a day care provider, having worked with Childcare of the Berkshires. She previously worked as a cashier as Neisner’s Brothers. Mrs. Jones also was a foster parent for about 15 years, for 30 to 40 children, through the Department of Children and Families.
A communicant of St. Agnes Church, she was also a member of the Senior Center in Pittsfield and The Marion Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. She enjoyed crafts and sewing and loved to go camping for many years.
She leaves behind her children, Lawrence A. Jones of Dalton, Sharon R. Pratt of Newport, NC, Kathleen M. Riello of Adams, Megan L. Moore of Pittsfield, and Melissa J. Phoneux of St. Petersburg, FL; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two great-great-grandchildren, Haydn and Abagail. She also leaves her brother, David Doyle and many nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth J. Jones will be held, WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Agnes Church, celebrated by Rev. Christopher Malatesta, Pastor. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held, TODAY, June 25, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Heart Association; American Cancer Society; or St. Agnes Church Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.
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  • Visitation

    June 25, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    June 25, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dery Funeral Home
    54 Bradford Street
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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  • Service

    June 26, 2019 | 10:00am
    June 26, 2019 10:00am
    St. Agnes Church
    Main Street
    DALTON, MA 01226
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    Rev. Christopher Malatesta
  • Interment

    St. Joseph Cemetery
    Pecks Road
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Posted at 07:53pm
Remembering all of you and Aunt Ruth in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts. She was very loved. Love, The Beaulieu and Dickerson Families
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Katherine Jean Hakes

Posted at 06:24pm
Aunt Ruth you will be in my heart forever. Kiss Mom for me. Love you

Betty Hakes

Posted at 06:18pm
I will love you forever. Take care of our angels up there and give my nanny a big kiss ! Love you.

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