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 5:00 to 8:00 PM 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 AM 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.