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Fort Plain - David R. Jones, 75, son of the late Roger Sheldon Jones and Mary Distin passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 2, 2019.
David was born in Southington, CT, into a dairy farming family, and wanted nothing more out of life to be a successful dairy farmer. He worked alongside his father in Granby, CT until he was finally able to purchase his own "Dreamland Farm" in Jordanville, NY in 1996. He and his wife Fran moved part of their family and Roger up to Jordanville, and David enjoyed his own place for many years until Fran sadly passed away in 2001. He subsequently sold his Jordanville farm and bought another farm in Fort Plain, where he worked for many years until his retirement to a "gentleman farmer" in 2011.
David was a lifelong "tinkerer", able to fix anything mechanical. In the late sixties, he tried his hand at stock car racing at Riverside Park. He built the car himself and ran purple number 35 around the ovals, usually in the back of the pack, but he had a lot of fun.
David leaves his longtime companion, Louella Johnson of Fort Plain; a brother, Edward Jones and wife Simone of Rocky Hill, CT; three sisters, Doris Kaczmarek and husband Ed of Bradenton, FL, Patricia Carone of Sun City Center, FL, and Susan Jones and her partner Janet Kalas of Middletown, CT. He also leaves a special step-daughter, Sue Ainslie and her husband Ken and a beloved grandson, Joe Coan all of Richfield Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Charlie and Janet Quatrino of Little Falls for the devoted attention and care they gave to David during his illness and in his final hours.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 6, 2019 at 11:00 am from the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to the Masonic Lodge), 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY. Burial will follow at Highland Rural Cemetery, Jordanville, NY. The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Saturday July 6, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of the services at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers please make all memorial contribution to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.