June 13, 2024

Frances Magan Jones


Frances Magan Jones, age 101, of Rehoboth passed away November 30, 2023 at her home. She was the widow of the late Raymond L. Jones. Born in Swansea, she was the daughter of the late Manuel S. and Mary (Carmo) Magan.

Mrs. Jones  moved to Rehoboth in December of 1922 and lived her entire life on Hornbine Road.  She was a 1939 graduate of Joseph Case High School in Swansea and was the last living student of the Hornbine School in Rehoboth. 

She spent her life raising her family and growing flowers on her farm. Gladiolas, lilies, baby’s breath and tulips were grown and sold to Buffington and the former Reynold’s Florists.  When not in her beloved gardens, she was a doting grandmother to her grandchildren Megan Drown Travers, Kathy and Jonathan Drown; Andrew, Elizabeth and Anna Jones and great granddaughter Christina Gariepy.  Everyone knew her love for her adored Jersey cow Molly. 

Mrs. Jones was so determined not to be left out of being present at the Hornbine School with her brother Clarence, she was granted permission to attend school at age 5.  By the end of her first year, she had completed 1st and 2nd grades and attending the 3rd grade with Clarence.  Frances attended many of the Hornbine Schools open houses and would answer questions of what it was like to attend the one room school house.  She was the “unofficial historian” of the Hornbine area. 

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lou Jones Drown of Rehoboth, her son, Raymond Jones and his wife Dawn of Wakefield, MA, her son-in-law, Karl Drown of Rehoboth, six grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. She was the sister of the late Clarence Magan. 

Funeral services are private. For tributes and guestbook, please visit www.waring-sullivan.com.

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