TEMPLETON - Janet E. (Bitzer) Jones, 77, of 29 Pleasant Street, Baldwinville died Friday morning, November 24, 2017 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol.
She was born in Thief River, Minnesota on October 16, 1940, daughter of the late Willard and Edna (Moulds) Bitzer and was a graduate from Williams High School in Williams, Minnesota. She had lived in Winchendon for many years and had lived in Baldwinville for the last three years. In recent years, she had spent winters in Stuart, Florida and summers in Peaceful Pines Campground.
Janet worked as an assembler at New Hampshire Ball Bearings until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and knitting. Janet had also been active in events at her community mobile home park, Natalie Estates, in Florida. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.
Her husband of 52 years, Stuart E. Jones, died in 2014. She leaves five children, Richard L. Jones and his wife Patricia of Baldwinville, Brian K. Jones and his wife Joanne of Dublin, NH, Kimberly S. Casey and her husband Brian of Port Charlotte, FL, Collene E. Sandagon and her husband Mark of Gardner and Jennifer A. Stewart and her husband Eric of San Antonio, TX; a brother Gene Bitzer of Warroad, Minnesota, ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Ben Bitzer, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 12 Noon in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. The Rev. William Ault will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Calling hours in the funeral home are Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M.