Nancy M. Jones, 83, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY – Nancy M. Jones, 83, formerly of Brantingham, passed away on Tuesday evening, Oct. 26, 2021, at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

Nancy was born on Oct. 24, 1938, in Lowville, a daughter of the late Lawrence Doyle and Edith (Duncan) Doyle Liscum. She graduated from Copenhagen Central School and went on to work at various locations in the north country, before becoming a homemaker.

On Feb. 14, 1980, she married Jerald “Jerry” B. Jones at the home of Charles and Donna Wood in Carthage. Jerry predeceased her in 2004.

Nancy enjoyed crossword puzzles, game shows and was an avid reader and gardener. She loved to drive on the roads less traveled, even if it took her longer to get where she was going. She liked to cook for others, and was famous for her baked beans, cabbage rolls and Beartown blackberry pie. She enjoyed life and visiting with her friends and family, and expressed love not in words, but in good deeds done for others.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Gates, Carthage; two stepchildren, Jerald (Jodie) Jones, South Carolina, and Lisa (Lewis) Draper, Alabama; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Doyle, Lowville; four siblings, Amelia Fazio, Sackets Harbor, Maurice (Jane) Doyle, Arizona, Donna Wood, Brantingham, and Debbie (Donald) Green, Copenhagen; a sister-in-law, Carole Doyle, Copenhagen; and several beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Jerry; a son, Kevin Doyle; a companion, Les Card; a brother, Larry Doyle; a son-in-law, Dale Gates; and two brothers-in-law, Frank Fazio and Charles Wood.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage. Burial will follow in Brantingham Cemetery, with a meal following at a location to be announced.

Arrangements are with Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.

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