Thomas M. Jones ’60 died on January 17, 2023, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
(The following was provided by the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home on January 17, 2023)
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Thomas Maxfield Jones, 84 of North Adams, MA, died on Tuesday January 17, 2023, at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born in Fall River, MA, on February 28, 1938, the son of Thomas Cole Jones and Carolyn (Maxfield) Jones. He graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon and then Bowdoin College in 1960. He received his master’s degree from Brown University.
Thomas was a veteran of the US Army. He was the vice president of finance and administration at North Adams State College where he worked for thirty-three years until his retirement. Prior to coming to North Adams, he worked in higher education administration at several other institutions.
Tom was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He and Elaine enjoyed gardening, walking, and photography and spending time with their grandchildren. In his retirement, Tom devoted much of his time to attending events supporting and celebrating his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Elaine (Starke) Jones, whom he married on June 4, 1960; two daughters – Kimberly (J.R.) Figueroa of Chicopee, MA, and Sarah (David) Belanger of South Hadley, MA; and three sons – Thomas S. (Jayne) Jones of Naples, ME, and recently Holliston, MA; David H. (Martha) Jones of Athol, MA; and Christopher C. (Amanda) Jones of Williamstown, MA. He also leaves six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.