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G. Anthony Jones

October 11, 1931 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

originally of Waterville, ME passed away on Sept 8, 2021 at the age of 89.  He was the husband of the late Margaret (Tardiff) Jones, and the son of the late Wendell Jones and Cecile Goldrup.

He graduated Waterville High School in 1951.  He was employed at the Waterville Hardware Store on Main Street for 17 years, and Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at Thomas College for 21 years. He was a part-time volunteer fireman (Hose 1), serving as firefighter, clerk and captain from 1954-1971.  He gained national attention as the “best dressed fireman” in the country for responding to a fire while in his tuxedo for an Elks Club service.  He was active in the Waterville community:  Officer of the Myrtle Street PTA, Chief of the Onawa Tribe of the Indian Guides, CCD teacher, City Alderman Ward #1, Director of Mt St. Joseph Nursing Home, Commissioner of the Waterville Sewerage District and Trustee of the Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District.  He was the Chairman and Master of Ceremonies for his 35th Waterville High Class Reunion.  He was recognized on the local, state and national levels of the BPOE.  He was an Honorary Life Member of the Waterville lodge, Exalted Ruler, President of the Maine State Elks Association, District Deputy, and Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler.  He was particularly proud of his work as coordinator of the Maine State Elks Diabetes Van and served as VP of the Maine State Diabetes Association.  Tony’s hobbies were golfing and stamp collecting.  Tony is survived by his two daughters, Kathy Maddin and spouse James of Windham, ME, and Judy Ferdinandi and spouse Jack of N.Kingstown, RI, as well as 4 grandchildren, Stephanie Bradley of Gilbert, AZ, Ian Jones of Gorham, ME, Conor Maddin of Windham, ME, Carly Jones of Mesa, AZ, and 2 great-grandchildren, Max and Jade Bradley in Gilbert, AZ.  He was predeceased by his wife Margaret and son Timothy.

Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of G. Anthony Jones to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. 

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