DAMARISCOTTA – Priscilla Erskine Chadwick Jones, 95, passed away peacefully at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on Dec. 15, 1917, at the family home in Damariscotta, the daughter of the late Wallace and Martha Frances Gardner Chadwick.
Growing up in the Damariscotta she attended local schools before moving to the Gardiner area at age 14, with her move to Gardiner she would attend and graduate from Gardiner High School with the class of 1937. After high school she went on to study at the Kennebec School of Commerce.
Joining the work force her career began at Gardiner Shoe in Gardiner. It was here where she would meet a young reporter from the Kennebec Journal, Stan Jones, who would later become her husband. After marrying Stan, the couple would settle in Portland. While in Portland she worked as a Licensed Realtor’s Broker for Cook, Everett & Pennell Wholesale Drug Co. She rounded out her career by working for the State of Maine.
Her hobbies included poetry, gardening, sewing, and painting. She enjoyed swimming, golf, tennis and bowling. For many years she was a member of the Augusta Country Club and “The Happy Hookers” an ACC Bowling League.
One of her greatest joys in life was being able to spend time with her family. There were family gatherings at the house for holidays, trips to the beach, and many practical jokes organized by her and her sons on unsuspecting aunts and uncles. She was the pillar of the family and helped out all that she could whenever she could. She will be fondly remembered and forever missed by all that knew and loved her.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 47 years, Stanley Jones; sisters, Barbara, Virginia, Olivia and Louise Chadwick and Helen Skelton; and brother, Wallace Chadwick. Survivors include her sons, Jeffrey A. Jones of Brewer, and Wilton S. Jones and his wife, Judith, of Newcastle; grandchildren, Timothy G. Jones and his wife, Emily, of Falls Church, Va., and Elizabeth A. Jones Richardson and her husband, Scott, of Ottobrunn, Germany; great-grandsons, Zachary, Kyle and Ethan Jones, and Noah and Jonah Richardson; brother, Jason H. Chadwick and his wife, Patricia, of Mount Kisco, N.Y.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the many dedicated care givers at Edgecomb Green, Lincoln County Healthcare (LCH) Riverside and Cove’s Edge.
A private family service will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Cove’s Care Fund: Scholarships for resident care staff at Cove’s Edge and Chase Point (Riverside) LCH Development Office, Attn: Lynn Scott; 35 Miles St., Damariscotta, ME 04543; or to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter 170, US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home Waldoboro. You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.