JONES. GARY N. In Branford, Nov. 16, 2004, Gary N. Jones, 62, husband of Anita Swirka Jones of Whitney Ave., Hamden, father of Catherine Jones of Utuado, PR and Cynthia Willmen of Lake George, NY and grandfather of Eland and Reinaldo Cruz. He was born in Watertown, NY, Dec. 6, 1941, son of the late Harry and Doris Woolaver Jones. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He retired from IBM after 30 years as a computer repairman. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Sat., Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 129 Edwards St., New Haven at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., CT Chapter, 27 Allendale Dr., North Haven, CT 06473. For information or to send a condolence see

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  1. Anita, My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Gary\’s participation and spirit at camp will be felt for a long time to come. I am sorry we cannot be with you at this time to show our support. We will see you when we are next in Hamden. Please give our love to Cindy and Cathy. Love, Bill, Joann, Allison and Kate Milford

  2. Dear Anita and Family, We just received the news of Gary\’s death. Although it was a shock, upon reflection, the way I heard was comforting, for I first met Gary through music at St. Rita\’s Choir. I now sing in the St. Thomas More Choir. One of the members, Cynthia Russett mentioned Gary and the family, during the petitions. During the remainder of Mass, while singing, I was remembering all the fun musical times Gary and I shared. Larry and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you and the Hamden community, for Gary was so loved by all who knew him. We will miss seeing Gary walking and gardening on Whitney Avenue. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Larry and Jeanne Hartley

  3. I was so sorry to hear about Gary\’s death – I have such fond memories of him and the whole family from my childhood. He was always very involved in our Girl Scout and play activities and he and Anita always made us feel welcome and safe. My thoughts and prayers go to Anita, Cathy, and Cindy now and always.

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