Mary T. Jones

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Mary T. Jones, 75, of Kingston, went to be in the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

She was born to the late Anthony and Bertha Rubitski on Feb. 16, 1943.

Mary attended Kingston High School before attending Misericordia University, where she studied business.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Bertha Rubitski, Kingston; her late husband, Thomas W. Jones; brother, Michael Rubitski, Old Lyme, Conn.; brother, Joseph Rubitski, Binghamton, N.Y.; sister, Leona Rubitski, Kingston; and in-laws, David and Mae Jones, Wilkes-Barre.

Mary worked at Luzerne County Community College for 42 years in the guidance department before her retirement in 2011.

She thoroughly enjoyed helping the students and having a ball with her fellow co-workers.

Mary loved movies, music, road trips and dancing. You could catch her singing and dancing to her favorite song "Gloria" by Laura Branigan. She enjoyed spending time with "the girls" especially her partner in crime, Sharon Cohen.

Mary's biggest treasure in life was her daughter, the apple of her eye, Marisa Jones-Harlen. Mary enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her. They had more than the mother/daughter relationship, they were best friends with an indestructible bond filled with unconditional love for one another. Their strength, courage and hope for each other will live on through eternity.

Mary was full of spunk, full of laughs, a pro at making people laugh with her stories and jokes, in other words, the woman was quite the pistol, anyone who has ever met her would testify to that. Mary was selfless and always made sure everyone else's needs were met before her own. She never complained about anything, she smiled through her own pain to get a smile from another. The strength and pride she had until the very end did not go unnoticed.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Marisa Jones-Harlen; her fur-grandbabies; godchild, Mark Rubitski, Endicott, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews and close friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Ignatius Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

Friends may call from 8 a.m. until the service in the church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be sent to Cancer Center.
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St Ignatius Church
339 N Maple Ave
Kingston, PA 18704
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 8, 2018
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