Norman R. ‘Richie’ Jones
U. S. Navy Veteran
PELHAM NH Norman R ‘Richie’ Jones, 77, of Pelham, NH, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, with his family by his side after a courageous four year battle against cancer.
A son of the late Leo and the late Ethel (Lingren) Jones, he was born July 2, 1934, in Lawrence, and moved to Salem, NH, at a young age, where he resided for several years before making his home in Pelham, NH, for the past forty years. He served his Country with pride and distinction in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After serving with the U.S. Navy he returned to Woodbury High School where he graduated with the class of 1956.
Norman loved nature and was a world traveler and world class skier. He skied in Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Aspen Colorado, and all the great mountains in Northern New England. He was also very proud of his home and property, as well as the entire Pelham New Hampshire community in which he lived.
Richie was a loving and devoted son, brother, brother in law, uncle, friend, and neighbor, and was extremely devoted to his father, his brother, Leo, and his sister, Diana, and her family.
Mr. Jones worked for American Totalizer at many race tracks throughout New England and even worked at the Kentucky Derby.
He is survived by his loving sister, Diana B. Caulfield and her husband, Edward ‘Bud’ Caulfield of Lowell; his nephews, Danny Caulfield and James Caulfield; his nieces, Linda Gagnon and Kathleen Caulfield; his grand nephew, Nicholas Caron; his grand niece, Olivia Caulfield; and many friends and neighbors.
He was also the brother of the late Leo Jones Jr. who passed away September 30.
The Family would also like to acknowledge the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA for their loving and tender care for Norman over the past five weeks.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 5 P.M. ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18. ON MONDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 10 A.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME. BURIAL IN GIBSON CEMETERY, PELHAM NH. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS IN HIS NAME TO SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER, CANCER CENTER, ONE HOSPITAL DR., LOWELL MA 01852. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM