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Mary L. Jones

1930 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Mary L. Overbaugh Jones, 84, formerly of 15 South Merriam St., died Tuesday evening at Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility after a brief illness. She was born in Pittsfield on May 23, 1930, the daughter of Lewis and Helen McGivern Overbaugh. She was educated in the local schools and was a 1948 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Initially employed at the former General Electric Co., she then became employed with the Berkshire Eagle in the Advertising Sales Dept. Mrs. Jones retired in 1988 with 25 years of service with the newspaper. A longtime member of St. Mark's Church, she enjoyed tending to home and her flowers. Together with her late husband, Jack, they traveled throughout New England, including many trips to visit family in the metropolitan Boston area as well as Nevada. Following their retirement, they made frequent trips across the country, selecting either the Northern route, or on the next trip, the Southern route and even across the middle of the country. Altogether, they visited 47 of the 48 States in the continental U.S. An avid collector, Mrs. Jones enjoyed collecting Thomas Kincaid art work, Norman Rockwell plates as well as other Commemorative plates. She and her husband of 58 years, John C. "Jack" Jones, were married in St. Mark Church on Aug. 26, 1950. Mr. Jones died Sept. 14, 2009. She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen J. Wicker and her husband, Philip, of Pittsfield, Susan J. Thornton of Sparks, Nev.; two sons, William M. Jones and his wife, Kelly, of Pittsfield and John T. Jones of Sparks, Nev.; two brothers, Lewis Overbaugh and his wife, Rita of Peabody and James Overbaugh and his wife, Kim of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; two sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Harrington of Pittsfield and Carol Jarvis of Hollis, Maine; her brother-in-law, Peter Jones and his wife, Jean, of Pittsfield; a sister-in-law, Grace Jones of Stuart, Fla.; her grandchildren, Connie, BJ, and Joe Lucido, Nikki Kull, Tanner and Lauren Jones, Philip and David Wicker, Shauna Jones, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Jeanne Overbaugh and Ann Huggins. FUNERAL NOTICE: Jones, Mary L., age 84, of Pittsfield, died June 24. Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home, followed with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Mark Church with the Rev. John C. Salatino, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home.

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Published in The Berkshire Eagle from June 26 to June 28, 2014
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