1937 – 2018
Thompson – Sonia J. (Gawle) Jones, 80, of Ballard Rd., died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Davis Place. She was the loving wife of 61 years to William W. Jones, Jr. Born in Dudley, MA, she was the daughter of the late Peter Gawle and Catherine (Laskowski) Gawle.
Mrs. Jones worked as a group home supervisor for the John Dempsey Center. She enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting and playing bingo. She enjoyed watching UConn Women’s Basketball and the Red Sox.
In addition to her husband, Sonia is survived by her son, William A. Jones (Judi) of Danielson; daughters, Donna Sullivan (Jack) of Stafford Springs, Laura Papia (David) of Thompson, Lynn Byberg of Pomfret, and Sharon Belliveau (Scott) of Putnam; brother, Edwin Gawle (Lorraine) of Chicago, IL; sisters, Frances Fournier (Hugh) of Thompson, and Sylvia Klejna (Frank) of Ellington, CT; grandchildren, Frank & Brianna; Sabrina & Matthew; Rebecca & Andrea; and Farrah, Stacey & Hayden, and her great-grandchildren, Quinn & Cassidy. She was predeceased by her siblings, the late Henry, Theodore, Louis, and Mary.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Sonia’s family from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam with a funeral service taking place in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial in St. Joseph Garden of Peace Cemetery, Old Worcester Rd., Webster, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of Autistic People (www.autisticadults.com) For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.