1937 – 2018
Thompson – William “Bill” Jones, Jr., 81, formerly of Ballard Rd., passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Matulaitis Nursing Home on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He was the loving husband of the late Sonia (Gawle) Jones for 61 years. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (Dolan) Jones, Sr.
Mr. Jones was a proud member of the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Iowa. He worked at Putnam Hertzal for 25 years, then as a rural carrier for the North Grosvenordale Post Office for another 25 years. He also worked as a bus driver for the Thompson School system. Over the years he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and playing the slots at the local casinos. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and driving his DeLorean. Bill had a great sense of humor and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Bill is survived by his son, William A. Jones and his wife Judi of South Killingly; his four daughters, Donna Sullivan and her husband John of Stafford Springs, Laura Papia and her husband David of Quinebaug, Lynn Byberg of Pomfret, and Sharon Belliveau and her husband Scott of East Putnam; his brother, Richard Jones and his wife Alice of Las Vegas, NV; nine grandchildren, Frank McKusick and his wife Eileen, Brianna Sullivan, Sabrina Aubin, Matthew Papia, Rebecca Byberg, Andrea Byberg, Farrah Belliveau, Stacey Belliveau, and Hayden Belliveau; and two great grandsons, Quinn and Cassidy McKusick.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill’s family from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, with a funeral service in the funeral home at 5:00 pm. Burial in St. Joseph Garden of Peace Cemetery in Webster will be private. Memorial donations can be made to Friends of Autistic People (www.autisticadults.com) or 974 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06831. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com