Stephen D. Jones VP of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
Stephen Jones, 67, of Chelmsford, MA passed away unexpectedly September 29, 2016 while representing the Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union (JDCU) at a graduation ceremony for young entrepreneurs.
He was the husband of Dorothy (Rakip) Jones.
Jones was born in Everett, MA, on June 3, 1949 to the late Herbert and Elaine (Goodwin) Jones. Steve lived in Stoneham for over twenty years before moving to Chelmsford. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1967 and Northeastern University in 1972. Steve spent his entire career working within the banking industry. For the past twenty years he worked for the Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union and most recently held the position of Vice President of Community Development. Steve previously held positions at both the Itek Credit Union and Balfour Credit Union. He was also a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Chelmsford.
Steve served on the Board of Directors for numerous charitable clubs and organizations throughout the Merrimack Valley and gave freely of his time and resources. Friends and colleagues describe Jones as one of the most genuine people they have ever met.
Steve was an avid golfer and would take any opportunity to be out on the course. He was a true New England sports fan with a passion for trivia. Steve will be remembered by his family for his positive attitude and giving nature.
In addition to his wife, Steve is survived by his three children, Kimberly (Jones) Berthiaume and her husband, Scott, of Shrewsbury; Michelle (Jones) Buckland and her husband, James, of Nashua and Jeffrey Jones of Chelmsford. He was the proud grandfather of three beloved grandsons, Mason and Devin Berthiaume and Noah Buckland. Steve also leaves behind his brother, Philip Jones and his wife Nina of Andover and his uncle Albert Jones and his wife Marjorie of Fairhaven. Sister in law, Sharon Deyett and her husband George; Brothers in law, Kenneth Rakip and his wife, Holly; William Rakip and his wife, Pam, James Rakip and his wife, Lorraine, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Steve was a registered organ donor and those wishes have been fulfilled.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, October 7, 2016 between the hours of 3:00 and 7:00 PM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Private Funeral Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Steve’s name to the “We Share A Common Thread Foundation,” c/o Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Attn: Michelle Silveira, 1 Tremont Place, Lowell, MA 01854. Steve served on the board of this foundation and funds will be distributed in his legacy. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com