David M. Jones

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David M. Jones

October 21, 1948 - October 07, 2018

Newburyport - David M. Jones passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 7, 2018 after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Karen, son, Daniel, and brother, James.
He was born on October 21, 1948 in Canton, Ohio to the late James and Frances Jones.
Before retiring he served as Executive Director of the International Program at Partners HealthCare. Earlier in his career he worked in fundraising at Tufts University and Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from La Salle University and graduate degree in history from the University of Virginia.
Since childhood, David brimmed with wanderlust. He dreamt of traveling the world, and had the good fortune to realize that dream, traveling to dozens of countries on five continents. David did not just travel to these destinations, but immersed himself in their cultures, customs, and history. He was truly a world traveler, something he never took for granted.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years, Karen Jones, his son, Daniel G. Jones, his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Daniel T. Jones, John Jones, Martha and William Cook, Rebecca and Eric Maxin, and James Jones. He was predeceased by his sister and brother, Jennifer Bailis and Michael Jones. He will be fondly remembered by his nine nieces and nephews, 10 great-nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Family and friends may call on Monday October 15, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the Funeral Home. David’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport. Burial will be private at a later date.
The family welcomes memorial contributions to Essex County Greenbelt www.ecga.org. Flowers are gratefully appreciated.
For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 12, 2018
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Benita Fairweather
Oct 16, 2018
My partner of 33 years Ian Fairweather met David when he was 23 at the University of Virginia . They have been the best of friends ever since .
He is Godfather to our daughter Olivia .
We shared some lovely holidays in Scotland with David and Karen .
He was such a lovely man , kind ,generous , so very dear to us all ,we will miss him so much .
God bless David , we will all meet again one day .

Benita xxxx
Harvey Beit
Oct 14, 2018
I knew David very briefly but I was touched by his gentle manner and knowledge as expressed at News &Views;. His kindness was also very evident. My condolences to his family.
Will Buddenhagen
Oct 12, 2018
A few years ago David happened to discover our News and Views group while visiting the Newburyport Library one Thursday morning. He decided to join us and was a regular member from that time on. We will greatly miss him at our weekly meetings. My deepest sympathies to his family.