Joanne E. Jones

Aug 05, 2019
Joanne Jones

Rockport — Joanne Elizabeth Jones passed away early July 30, 2019, at her home after a long illness.

She was born at home in Rockville Feb. 4, 1938, the daughter of Madeline and Neelo Lofman.

Joanne was educated in the local schools and graduated from the old Rockport High School, where she played first-string basketball each year. She was elected the Seaside Wonderland Carnival Queen in her senior year.

Joanne married her beloved husband, Roger, Nov. 17, 1956. They shared 62 years together in the home Roger built for them in Rockport.

Joanne was a stay-at-home wife and mother until entering the workforce. Joanne worked at several local supermarkets in the meat room wrapping meat. She was very proud of her Finnish heritage, saying in all her 40-plus years of work she never took a sick day.

Joanne’s favorite pastimes were playing Scrabble with her sister, Janice, her daughter, Betsy, and nieces Susan, Pam and Peggy. She also liked puzzles and doing word book games.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Roger; her son, Roger Jr., and his wife, Diane, of Florida; daughter Betsy French and her husband, Jim, of Rockport; her sister, Janice Lachance, of Rockland; and brother Michael Lofman and his wife, Virginia, of Bridgton; her grandchildren, Christie, Roger III, Danielle, Alex and Marina; as well as several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Joanne’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Edward & Elyse Socker Jr. | Aug 08, 2019 13:35

Roger, I am so sorry for your loss. I so loved the Kosti Ruohomaa photograph of Joanna as a little girl, in that one room school house, you had hanging in the barber shop. Our prayers are with you.

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