Philip Jones

Philip D. Jones

Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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Obituary

Philip D. Jones, 88, beloved husband of Gloria (Serra) Jones, of School Street, Westerly, passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Harold and Florence (Clark) Jones.

He was a member of the Stonington High School class of 1950 where he was a member of the baseball, golf, and basketball teams. He was the Connecticut State Junior golf champion in 1950. He played basketball and golf at UConn, where he was captain of the golf team. He won the RI State Amateur golf championship in 1968 and won 13 club championships at golf courses throughout the area. He became a PGA golf professional in 1969 and was a longtime head Pro at Shennecossett. He remained a lifetime member of the PGA.

He leaves his loving wife of 56 years Gloria; four children, son Thomas (Joyce) Jones of Westerly, Valerie West of New London, CT, Gayle Wheeler (John Szalkowski) of Westerly, and Sherry Marchand of Walpole MA. He also leaves behind a stepson David (Robin) Arnott of Terre Haute, Indiana. He also leaves eight grandchildren; Morgan (Ricky) Champlin, Taylor (Kyle) Laudone, Jackson Wheeler all of Westerly, Andrew (Ashley) West of Old Lyme, CT, Allison (Joseph) Cyr of New London, CT, Kevin (Brittany) Marchand of Pawtucket RI, Alex Marchand of Northhampton, MA and Roy Arnott of Illinois and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Mercurio and sons-in-law, Timothy West and Michael Marchand.

Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. All services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Westerly Hospital Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund
(℅ Nicholas.Stahl@WesterlyHospital.org.) Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
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Tony Roberto

Posted at 09:59pm
Dear Tom & Family:
I was sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. In our many paths that crossed in the Connecticut Section, all my remembrances were always that he was a first class guy and a real gentleman. May the memories and life he shared with all of you be forever and help you through these times. Rest In Peace Phil - You are held in the highest regard.

Tony Roberto
PGA Professional
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Andy Fabricant

Posted at 03:45pm
I knew Phil almost my entire life. I would go to basketball practice with my Dad (Moose Fabricant) as a very young kid and watch as he performed his wizardry on the court.. He always took the time to play catch and talk to me. When I was a bit older as a caddy at The Misquamicut Club, each time he came to play he would ask for me as his caddy. He was such a carrying person and I remember him for his warm and friendly ways. Not to mention when he hit a golf ball it exploded of his club like it was shot out of a rocket. I a;so speak for my dad in conveying our deepest condolences to the entire Jones family. I will never forget Phil.

Andy and Coach Moose Fabricant
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George Kessler

Posted at 04:43pm
Gayle, Valerie, and Tom. I did not know your Dad personally but I know your family and remember how welcome us neighborhood kids were at your home in one of many great neighborhoods where we were safe to play and the one I was drawn to as often as any. Four-square and 599-4214 will be with me always. My deepest sympathy to you and your wonderful family.
BZ

Bill Zembruski

Posted at 05:05pm
Gone from my sight but never from my heart! Phil was a wonderful human being and an amazing athlete. Phil and I go back almost 60 years. He was my co-worker, mentor, golf instructor, and hero, a very good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Gloria and family.

Bill Zembruski
Homsassa, FL
 
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David & Erskine Posted at 11:41am

My condolences to the Jones family. Phil was a great athlete and person who I enjoyed talking with about history of sports and other issues, A real gentleman. My prayers are with Phil and family.
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