Since 1873

Official Obituary of: Muriel R. Jones 05/10/2020

Muriel R. Jones 05/10/2020

Muriel R Jones
1928 – 2020

MANSFIELD – Muriel R. Jones, 91, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 peacefully at home after a long and happy life.  She was the loving wife of Phillip R. Jones.

Born in Rumford, RI, she was a daughter of the late Elliott and Elsie (Beachen) Broadbent.
 

Muriel grew up in Rumford, RI and was a graduate of East Providence High School.  She later graduated from Pembroke College at Brown University with a degree in Mathematics.

Her husband, Phillip, was president and owner of Lyons Advertising in Attleboro Falls where Muriel worked part-time.

They resided in Attleboro Falls for more than 60 years, where she maintained an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.

She was a longtime member of Angle Tree Garden Club and a substitute teacher at North Attleboro High School in the 1960s.  She was also a longtime member of the North Attleboro Historical Society.

Muriel became an accomplished sailor on their 37’ sloop “Dauntless”, sailing along the coast of MA, RI and ME. In 1983 she helped Phil prepare Dauntless for an ocean yacht race from Marion to Bermuda, and then sailed the boat back from Bermuda.

She enjoyed gardening and travel.  Travels included Bermuda, Canada, France, Cayman Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Barbados, Ireland, Turks & Caicos, Fiji, Mexico, Grenada, BVI, Italy, Baltic Sea and Norwegian Fjords, Canary Islands, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Aruba.

Muriel was a proud supporter of Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, where her husband served as a director on the board for 50 years.  The new 8-acre expansion of the cemetery will be called “Phillip and Muriel Jones Way”.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Bradford Jones of Hawaii.  She was mother of the late Susan Jones.

Services will be held privately with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.

Donations in Muriel’s memory may be made to Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery, PO Box 1012, N. Attleboro, MA 02760.

Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  To give online condolences to Muriel’s family, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

  • Comment (6)
  • Phil, I am so sorry to hear about Muriel’s passing.  I was pleased to read that Mt. Hope will include your legacy as part of the cemetery.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  

  • I have fond memories of Muriel and Phil  when we lived next door to them. The Lees at 166  
    cpmmonwealth a

    I have  fond memories of  Muriel and Phil when we lived  next door to the  Joneses  on Commonwealth ave in Attleboro  Falls and we , the Lees lived at 166 Commonwealth ave in Attleboro. Muriel  taught me about cultivating lilacs and their need for lime fertilizer! I am so sorry for your  loss Phil . Most sincerely from Marie T Lee

  • To Phil and son Brad, I was so sorry to hear about Muriel’s passing.  She was a lovely and personable lady and will be so sadly missed.  I will remember her in my prayers and may God Bless!

  • I was very sad I did not get to see her before Muriel passed. I always had a special place in my heart for her. I took care of her at the place she lived. I will always have a loving memory of Muriel. Love you Muriel. I will see you in my dreams.

  • I was saddened to read of Muriel’s passing. I was blessed to help care for her while she enjoyed her life in Mansfield. She was always a cheerful person even on tough days. I will always remember her and Phil. Thank you for letting them be a part of my life. 

Leave Your Comment

6 Responses

  1. I was saddened to read of Muriel’s passing. I was blessed to help care for her while she enjoyed her life in Mansfield. She was always a cheerful person even on tough days. I will always remember her and Phil. Thank you for letting them be a part of my life. 

  2. I was very sad I did not get to see her before Muriel passed. I always had a special place in my heart for her. I took care of her at the place she lived. I will always have a loving memory of Muriel. Love you Muriel. I will see you in my dreams.

  3. To Phil and son Brad, I was so sorry to hear about Muriel’s passing.  She was a lovely and personable lady and will be so sadly missed.  I will remember her in my prayers and may God Bless!

  4. I have fond memories of Muriel and Phil  when we lived next door to them. The Lees at 166  
    cpmmonwealth a

    I have  fond memories of  Muriel and Phil when we lived  next door to the  Joneses  on Commonwealth ave in Attleboro  Falls and we , the Lees lived at 166 Commonwealth ave in Attleboro. Muriel  taught me about cultivating lilacs and their need for lime fertilizer! I am so sorry for your  loss Phil . Most sincerely from Marie T Lee

  5. Phil, I am so sorry to hear about Muriel’s passing.  I was pleased to read that Mt. Hope will include your legacy as part of the cemetery.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *