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SANGERVILLE- Bruce Fulton Jones, 71, died July 19, 2010 surrounded by his family and loved ones. Bruce was born November 13, 1938 in Brockton, Massachusetts, son of Roy and Evelyn (Bonney) Jones. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University in Boston. During his life, Bruce was also a proud member of the Boy Scouts of America and a lifelong member of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut, AF & AM.

Though born and raised in Massachusetts, Bruce loved the simple pleasures and natural beauty of Maine, making frequent trips to Moosehead Lake with his parents, family, and friends. In 1987, Bruce fulfilled a personal dream when he and wife Esther bought land, built a home, and sunk roots in Sangerville.

Bruce was happiest while spending time with his large family. Other favorite pastimes included working with his hands, hunting, fishing, and spending time on his four-wheel-drive tractor in the woods near his home. He also enjoyed frequent trips to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for football games and marching band performances.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Esther Jones of Sangerville; sisters, Marjorie Dewhurst of East Bridgewater, MA; Meredith Perkins of Sangerville, and Marilyn Jones of Guilford; children, Sandra Kelly of Lebanon, PA, Christine Gomes of Sangerville, Karen Bruce of Franklin, IN, Barbara Clark of Clearfield, PA, Bruce II of San Francisco, CA, Burton of Vernon-Rockville, CT, David Hanna of Bradenton, FL, and Michael Hanna of Duxbury, MA; as well as 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Bruce was pre-deceased by his parents.

Bruce will be remembered for his tremendous generosity, sense of humor, patriotism, and limitless pride, love, and devotion to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed and will never be forgotten by all those who knew him.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville.

Burial will follow at the Jackman Corner Cemetery in Sangerville. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to

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