Carol (Jones) Coons
STANFORDVILLE — Carol (Jones) Coons, 73, a lifelong area resident, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2011, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, surrounded by her children, daughter-in-law, son-in-law and family. Carol was born Dec. 26, 1937, in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of the late Anna (Tulke) and John Joseph Jones. Before moving to Dutchess County in June 1948, she and her brothers and sister enjoyed living one block from the Atlantic Ocean at Rockaway Beach, Long Island. Her fondest memories in Rockaway were of roller skating, swimming, going to Rockaway Playland and her many friends.She married her one true love, Raymond D. Coons Sr., on July 6, 1957, at the Methodist Church in Bangall, N.Y. He predeceased her on April 6, 2008.Carol was employed by the Pine Plains School District as a cafeteria manager at Cold Spring School. She and Raymond enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Stanfordville. Family was the most important thing in her life. She enjoyed all the family gatherings. Her grandchildren and children were her pride and joy. Carol loved to share stories of her grandchildren with everyone.She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Huard, and her husband, Mark, of Poughkeepsie; a son, Raymond D. Coons Jr., and his wife, Lori, of Red Hook; her two loving grandchildren, Brian and Samantha Huard; her “adopted” grandchildren, Shawn and Kelly Taylor of Staatsburg, N.Y.; five brothers, John Jones of Venice, Fla., Warren Jones of Melbourne, Fla., Larry Jones and his wife, Anita, of Lynbrook, N.Y., Robert Jones of Stanfordville, N.Y., and Virgil Shook Sr. of Stanfordville; and several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her sister, Florence Wesolowski; and a brother, Arthur Jones.Funeral services were held Oct. 22 at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains, the Rev. Rhoda Starzyk officiating.Burial followed in the Stanford Cemetery in Stanfordville.Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanford Cemetery, 19 Burdick Way, Stanfordville, NY 12581. To sign the online register go to www.peckandpeck.net.