ELLSWORTH - Elaine M. Jones was born September 9, 1936, the daughter of Charles and Caro McGraw of East Blue Hill. She passed away on a beautiful spring day March 20, 2016.
Elaine graduated from George Stevens Academy in 1953 at which time she went to work for the State of Maine in Augusta for about a year and half. Shortly thereafter, she married Harry S. Jones III of Ellsworth and together they had 3 children. She mothered these children very well. In 1971 they bought the Surry Market from her parents and renamed it Jones Market, where she worked with and for her family. Her passion was collecting and selling Antiques, she did both. You would find her in her glory in the barn at their Surry house, Elaines Antiques. The Labor Day yard sale was always amazing and big to do.
Elaine was predeceased by her brother, Wayne McGraw. Remaining is her husband, Harry S. Jones III; sister-in-law, Eleanor Jones, their son, Christopher C. Jones, his wife, Patricia Jones, their children, Carrie Jones and BJ Jones, and a great-grandson, Ryder Jones; their daughters, Jennifer L. Jones, Emilie D. Jones and her best friend, Steve Sargent; along with several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Sharon O'Halloran who genuinely cared for Elaine by taking her for rides, caring at the nursing home daily, special lunches and more than words can say. She will be sadly missed.
A celebration of Elaine's life will be held at the hall in the Elks building, High Street, Ellsworth, on March 27, 2016, from 2-4 p.m. Please join us.