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Albert H. Jones

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Albert H. Jones 1921-2008 BENNINGTON Albert H. Jones, 87, a longtime resident of Pageant Street, Bennington, died Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Bennington Health & Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. Born May 31, 1921 in Manchester, he was the son of Albert H. and Helen Gray Jones. He received his education in the Bennington schools and was a 1940 graduate of Bennington High School. A World War II Navy veteran, Albert saw action in both the Asiatic-Pacific and American Theater and was awarded the World War II Victory medal. Albert married the former Helen Maguire in Bennington on April 11, 1948. Helen died November 16, 2007. In earlier years Albert was employed at BenMont Papers from 1942 until 1970 when he was serving as plant manager at the company's facility in Torrence, Calif. He later served as Director of Engineering at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center from 1970 until his retirement in 1987. He was a longtime member and past president of the New England Hospital Engineers' Society. A very active member of the community for many years, Albert was a life member and Past Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge 567, life member of VFW Post 1332, member of American Legion Post 13, member of Mt. Anthony Lodge #13, F & AM, and member of Bennington Rotary Club. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bowling and golf. He will be remembered by many for his kindness and willingness to do favors for anyone in need. He leaves a daughter, Gail Jones of Bennington; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Brenda Jones, of Bennington; a grandson, Bradley Jones, of Indianapolis, Ind., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Albert was predeceased by a sister and five brothers, Catherine Stratton, Forrest, Gordon, Paul, Stanley and Bradford Jones. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends are invited to a time of visiting and sharing memories with the family of Albert and Helen Jones on Friday, November 14, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME in Bennington. In lieu of flowers contributions in Albert and Helen Jones memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 12, 2008
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