NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

September 3, 2013

Rita V. (Swett) Jones


Newton Junction, NH — Rita V. (Swett) Jones, 104, formerly of Newton Junction, N.H., died peacefully on Thursday morning, August 29, 2013, at Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, N.H. She was the beloved wife of the late William G. Jones, who died on January 3, 1973.

Born in Canton, Maine, on February 14, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Florence M. (Bennett) Swett. Settling in the Georgetown and Merrimac areas, during her years in Merrimac Rita would help her husband, who was a well-known pharmacist in Merrimac, run his pharmacy.

Rita and “Bill” moved to Newton Junction in the early 1960s, and Rita remained a resident of the “Junction” community until April, 2013, when she went to the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood.

She leaves behind many dear friends, including Marilyn E. Freer of Atkinson, N.H., Bernie “Peter” Gosselin of Kingston, N.H., and Marilyn Komulainen of East Hampstead, N.H., who have all shared such wonderful memories with her throughout their lives.

ARRANGEMENTS: All are welcome to attend a graveside service to be held on Friday, September 6, at 10 a.m., at Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac.