Eleanor M. (Gallagher) Jones

March 1st, 2013

Eleanor M. (Gallagher) Jones, age 80, of Wilmington, died peacefully on March 1, 2013, following a brief illness.

Eleanor was born in Boston, MA, on January 16, 1933, she was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph L. and Jennie (Deveau) Gallagher.  Eleanor was raised and educated in East Boston.

Eleanor married the “love of her life” Edmund Jones on August 3, 1952, while he was serving in the U. S. Air Force; Eleanor and Ed, along with their children, lived all over including McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey while Ed was finishing his tour of duty.  Following Ed’s honorable discharge the couple moved their family to Wilmington in 1965 where they remained residents until their passing.  Eleanor and Ed shared more than 54 years of marriage, raised a beautiful family, and made many memories for generations to come before Ed’s untimely passing in November of 2006.

Eleanor will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and hard work ethic; prior to retiring, Eleanor worked as a recreational therapist at the Tewksbury State Hospital for more than 25 years.  Eleanor’s dedication to her patients was unconditional and she had a great rapore with her co-workers.

In her spare time, Eleanor enjoyed crocheting, she was an avid reader, and an excellent cook. She also had a fondness for animals and loved her dogs.

Eleanor treasured the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, her love for them was evident in everything she did.  Eleanor loved cooking for family holidays and make them special, she enjoyed sharing in every family celebration, and was extremely proud of all of their accomplishments.  Eleanor will be remembered as quite a “lady” and will be greatly missed by all.

Eleanor was the beloved wife of the late Edmund D. Jones, devoted mother of Caren Jones Wood and her husband Edmund Wood of Wilmington, William Jones of Waltham, and the late Ruth Chase and her husband William Chase, loving “Grammie” of Tanika Beauchemin and her husband Arthur, Jennifer Chase, Eric Chase, Wendy McLure, Jessica Wood, Michael Wood, Edward Jones, Lindsey Stewart, Michaela Parker, and “Grammie Jones” to Alice Grace, Jesse, Michael, Justin, Lauren, Joshua, and Dana, Jr.  Dear daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (DeVeau) Gallagher, sister of Joseph Gallagher and his wife Tina of Tewksbury, and the late Jennie Hancock.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, March 4th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, March 3rd from 3-6 p.m.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Eleanor M. (Gallagher) Jones”

  1. Rozie & Bill Buccella says:

    Caren and family were are so sorry to hear your loss of your Mum. She will sadly missed. RIP Cuz
    Love you

  2. Debra says:

    well grammie you’ve earned your angel wings, and they are well deserved. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of something so very special and personal. I want to thank you for always believing in me and teaching me lifes lessons, you always guided me with a gentle hand and extended your home and your heart always. There will always be a special place in my heart that only you will hold. I think you know that you have left a hand print on my heart that will forever guide me and influence my life. Please come visit me in my dreams. Caren, Ed, Tanika and Aunt Betty, thank you for embracing me and allowing me to be apart of this journey these past few weeks and my thoughts are always with you all especially in these difficult you guys very much. Peace be with you Grammie, untill we see each other again.. I love you so very, very much……Debbie

  3. Debbie says:

    Billy, your mother was a very special person and she loved you very much. She will always be watching over you throughout your days. I,m so very sorry for your loss. With my deepest sympathy, Debbie

  4. Lindsey says:

    Gram, you taught me so much, its truly amazing how there are things i instill in your great grand children that were lessons you taught me. I never listened then but Im listening now gram and I want you to know that I thank you for helping me to grow into a young lady and thank you for the things you taught me because you are such a great strong woman I am lucky to have been able to learn from you. Gram I love you I just hope you know that. Keep watch over Mum I know you will keep her safe and uncle Bill too we all Love you Gram

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