Evelyn Marie Jones, 83, of East Marion passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Aug. 25, 2015. Her death, as her life, was defined with grace, dignity and her unfailing concern for others.
She was the only child of Charles and Mary Pivrnec of Ridgewood, N.Y. Evelyn graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in January 1949 and received a Bachelor of Science in education from Oswego State Teachers College in 1952. While attending Oswego, Evelyn met the love of her life, John E. Jones (Jack), and they were united in marriage Aug.16, 1952.
After the birth of their first child in 1953, Evelyn left her fourth-grade teaching position in Pleasantville, N.Y., to devote her life to her family. Together, Evelyn and Jack raised their six children in Port Washington, where they resided for 42 years.
A devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Evelyn’s family was her pride and joy. Her faith, selflessness and compassion were an inspiration to all who knew her.
Evelyn is survived by her husband of 63 years, John E. Jones, and her six children, Lorelyn M. Jones of Kennebunk, Maine; Kathleen J. (Dan) Brammell of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Donna J. (J. Walter) Sledge of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Robert J. (Margaret) Jones of Seattle, Wash.; Patricia M. Larsen of Chattanooga; and John E. Jones Jr. of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by seven granddaughters, one grandson, and one great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. A private interment will take place at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
A special thanks for the thoughtfulness and kind support over the past several months of the East Marion-Orient Homemakers Club.
This is a paid notice.