Ann Fairbanks Jones
Kennebunkport, Maine — Ann Fairbanks Jones, 82, of Kennebunkport, died Wednesday afternoon, April 23, 2014, at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco. She was born in Wilton, N.H. on Jan. 28, 1932, the youngest of four children to Harold Gilmore Fairbanks and Elizabeth (Clough) Fairbanks Heald. She grew up in Newport, N.H., a proud graduate of Towle High School. She continued onto college graduating from Tufts University.
Ann was the widow of Ralph E. Jones, Jr., who predeceased her in 1992. They raised their family in Connecticut, Mamaroneck, N.Y. and Bernardsville, N.J. when Ralph worked for AT&T and then retired to Kennebunk. Following Ralph’s death, she moved to Kennebunkport.
In earlier years, Ann and Ralph owned and operated Yankee Traders, an antique store in Kennebunk. They specialized in antique advertising memorabilia and Ann was especially fond of children’s books. Ann was well known in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport always out walking with her faithful Jack Russell Terrier “Lucy.” She worked at the Kennebunk Free Library for seven years as a Children’s Librarian and proudly supported community organizations including the Brick Store Museum, the Kennebunkport Historical Society and Graves Library in Kennebunkport. Ann served as a Deacon and was a longtime member of South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport. She enjoyed gardening, reading, watching tennis and golf, visiting with friends, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her three siblings.
Ann is survived by three sons, Ralph E. Jones III of Oldwick, N.J., Jeffrey F. Jones of Wells, Maine, Jamieson F. Jones of Amherst, Mass.; her daughter, Heather J. Donovan of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; 10 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11 a.m., at South Congregational Church, 2 North Street, Kennebunkport. Burial will be private.
Should friends choose, memorial donations in her memory are encouraged to: Kennebunkport Public Health Services, 101 Main Street, Kennebunkport, ME 04046; or South Congregational Church, PO Box 414, Kennebunkport, ME 04046.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com.