Carol J. Jones

  • Born: September 16, 1936
  • Died: November 22, 2021
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742

glennb@concordfuneral.com
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family


Carol Jean (Batchelder) Jones, age 85 and long-time resident of Concord, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 22, 2021 at her residence. She was the loving wife of the late Duane L. Jones who passed away in 2017.

Carol Jean Batchelder was born in Peabody, MA on September 16, 1936, daughter of the late Arthur P. and Elma Beck (Reuther) Batchelder. She had one older brother, Richard A. Batchelder of Huntington Beach, CA, until his passing in 2008. Carol was raised in Marblehead, MA and graduated from Marblehead High School in 1954. She attended Pembroke College at Brown University, and graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Brown.

Carol and Duane met at Brown, and married on May 23, 1959. After Duane's graduation from Brown in 1960, they lived in Colorado, Wisconsin, and California before settling in Concord, MA in 1967, where together they raised their three loving children, Stephen, Jeffrey, and Linda.

Carol was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and always enjoyed family gatherings, and celebrations. She was an active member at the West Concord Union Church, where she was a longtime member of the Senior Choir, and was often seen volunteering at numerous church functions. She worked at the West Concord 5 & 10 for many years, where she loved getting to connect with the community. She worked for a number of years as a tax preparer at H&R Block, and was a manager at the Maynard Office when it was there.

She and Duane loved to travel, and took many trips around the country as well as to Europe. She was a lifelong student, continuing her adult studies in language (German and Spanish) and dancing, and participated in the Senior Drama Society at Harvey Wheeler. She was an avid reader and bridge player. She and Duane also spent several decades compiling their family genealogy, leaving behind an enormous trove of research and information.

She is survived by her sons, Stephen G. Jones and his wife Liz of Maynard, Jeffrey W. Jones and his wife Pamela of Grove City, PA. and her daughter Linda J. Jones and her husband John C. Foster of Brooklyn, NY. She also leaves her grandchildren, Matthew and wife Kiana and Christiana Jones of PA, C.J. and Taylor Jones of Maynard, and one great grandchild, Verity Jones, daughter of Matthew and Kiana.

The family also wishes to recognize Carol's caregiver and dear, dear friend, Michael Quansah, who has become part of the Jones family in the years that he'd been with Carol and Duane.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Carol for a period of visitation on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap Street, Concord, MA. A small, private, family graveside service will be on Saturday, December 4th.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Carol's name to:
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.americanancestors.org

Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord, MA 01742 978-369-3388 www.concordfuneral.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Carol was one of the "Angells" from Brown. I particularly cherished her wry sense of humor, her courage, and her spirit of adventure. Pushing 80, Carol and her Angells discussed the wisdom of climbing the Barnegat lighthouse. As the others hemmed and hawed, Carol, her eyesight nearly gone, spoke up to say, "I'll go!"
Carol Batchelder Jones was a treasure and a joy to know. I miss her so.

Posted by Jane Miluski - Wallingford, PA - Classmate   December 07, 2021

I have very fond memories of Carol at WCUC and the Five and Dime. Her children as well. Carol is a part of all my happy memories of Concord.

Posted by Pam Johnson - Naples, FL - Friend   November 30, 2021

Carol sang alto in the West Concord Union Church Senior Choir for many years. She was a good musician who came to every practice and every Sunday service. We have missed her sorely in recent years.

Posted by Susan Adams - Concord, MA - Friend   November 29, 2021

I knew Carol initially at West Concord Union Church but often met her around town over the years, & lastly at the Concord Council on Aging. She was always a lovely & friendly person. We will all miss her.

Posted by Joan Neisser - Concord, MA - Friend   November 27, 2021

Carol was a member of the 1967 Newcomers bridge group and we played bridge for over 50 years. When Carol's eyesight was failing she became an even better bridge player. She had to memorize the cards and pay closer attention. Carol will be missed by all those who knew her.

Posted by Jane Sulesky - Concord, MA - Friend   November 27, 2021


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