Loretta (Fiola) Jones passed away suddenly on January 3, 2019.
She was the wife of the late Stanley “Ed” Jones. She leaves her two daughters, Pamela and Laura, and their husbands, Robert Calarese and Gerald Welsoff, and her late son William “Billy” Jones. She has six grandchildren: Alicia Manocchio, Adam Calarese, Brittany Calarese, William Welshoff, Brendan Welshoff, and Alexandra Welshoff. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren: John Manocchio, Amelia Manocchio, Maximus Calarese, Krishna Calarese, with a fifth great-granddaughter due in March. She had a special and close relationship with each and everyone of them.
Loretta was deeply proud of her entire family. She shared sixty-three wonderful years with her beloved husband, Eddie. She and her husband were always very involved in all their family members’ achievements. She was an avid reader and wordsmith, completing difficult crossword puzzles with her daily morning coffee. When not surrounded by family, Loretta was happiest surrounded by her many friends. She was always busy with many community activities, such as President of the West Dennis Garden Club, involvement with St. Pius X Catholic Church Women’s Society, most recently working with the Bingo program. She particularly enjoyed being a part of the Yarmouth Bowling League, where she met and made her most cherished friendships. She also enjoyed going to the beach with family and friends, a fun weekly card game with her Monday card group, and an occasional trip to the casinos in and around New England.
For approximately thirty years, Loretta led a successful career as the Administrative Officer in the Department of Medicine at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center. It was here, that she earned the respect and gratitude of her coworkers during her tenure.
She was born in Boston, while living her early life in Dedham. She raised her family in Norwood, and then moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada, for a brief period. The remainder of her retirement was spent on Cape Cod. She often reflected that these years on the Cape were the happiest in her life. Loretta was a spirited woman, who balanced a blend of love, compassion, and feistiness. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Morris, O’Connor, & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, MA. A funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM at St. Pius X Church, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, MA 02664.