Barbara Stanton Jones, a loving and compassionate woman who gave of herself throughout her life, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday evening, June 8, 2007. She was 39 years old.
Barbara was born in Winchester. She was raised and educated in Arlington. Barbara was a 1986 graduate of Arlington High School. She went on to further her education graduating from Fairfield University in 1990 receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and English and a Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge. Barbara worked as a Special Education Teacher in the Belmont School System for a number of years. She has been employed at Bank of America (Formerly Bank of New England & Fleet Bank) since 1990 as a Senior Program Officer working with foundations, trusts, and endowments. Barbara was involved for many years with Special Olympics in Arlington. She was also on the Parish Council of St. James Parish in Arlington. Barbara and her husband Chris moved to Burlington in 1997 where they made their home.
Barbara enjoyed spending summers growing up with her family in Marshfield. In more recent years she enjoyed spending time both in Marshfield and Plymouth during the summer. Barbara’s life centered around her husband Chris and her two children, to whom she was totally devoted. Barbara will be remembered as a gentle, kind, and caring woman who will be deeply missed by all those who loved her.
Barbara was the beloved wife of Christopher Jones. She was the loving mother of Emma S. and Christopher J. She was the daughter of Ann Stanton of Arlington and the late John J. Stanton and daughter-in-law of Lianne S. Jones of Arlington and the late James P. Jones. She was the sister of Patricia Tomsyck & her husband Randy of Wakefield, Joan Clark of North Berwick, ME, John Stanton & his wife Sharon of Baltimore, MD and Paul Stanton & his wife Jane of Arlington. She was the sister-in-law of James P. Jones & his wife Denise of Franklin. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Agnes Church, Medford St., Arlington on Tuesday June 12 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Monday from 4-8 p.m. Memorials in Barbara’s name may be made to the Arlington Boys & Girls Club Special Olympics, 60 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474.