Evan D. Jones

Died: Sat., Sep. 7, 2013


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 13, 2013
Location: First Parish Church in Milton~Unitarian Universalist


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 14, 2013
Location: First Parish Church in Milton~Unitarian Universalist


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Evan Jones, 19, of Milton died September 6 while at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst after many years living with epilepsy.  Evan was a 2012 graduate of Milton High School. 
 
Evan leaves his parents Kristan Bagley Jones and Don Jones, his sister Ally, and his beloved dog Sandy. Family was extremely important to Evan, whether it was spending Sundays together as "family" day, watching The Office or dancing in the kitchen with his family. He was affectionate and loving to his mom, dad and sister. He loved being a big brother, a mentor, a trusted advisor and a coach to his sister Ally. He also leaves two grandmothers, a host of cousins, aunts and uncles, and many cousins stretching from New Hampshire to Boston to Philadelphia.  He loved spending time with his family on Cape Cod as well as the Jersey Shore.  He considered his friends as an extension of his family, spending countless hours in the garage, in the basement or at the fields.
 
He attended the Milton Public Schools, beginning at Collicot Elementary School, Pierce Middle School and Milton High.  His parents are grateful for his many special teachers in Milton.  An avid reader beginning with Harry Potter in the first grade, Evan loved to go to Barnes and Nobles for a new book, or download books on his Nook. He was a wonderful student who enjoyed physics, history and English. Evan also had an artistic side and won an honorable mention for photography in the 2012 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. He also loved watching television series and would constantly lasso his friends and family into watching marathons on Netflix. In 2012, he went off to UMass Amherst and envisioned a future career that blended his love of computer science and his interest in the law while keeping physical fitness as a way of life.
 
From a young age, he was happy playing on a field, gym or court and was well known in the Milton athletic scene.  He spent hours working out in the gym and would often drag along a friend to share a new weightlifting technique.  He was a talented and tenacious multi-sport athlete. He never let his seizure disorder stand in the way of athletic competition. Although competition fueled his participation, he formed many friendships during his athletic endeavors. He leaves many friends in different sports and leagues including Mustangs football, Saint Agatha CYO basketball, and Milton Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.  
 
At Milton High, he was captain of the freshman football team and captain of the varsity lacrosse team; he played basketball for four years.His lacrosse Coach, Ben Midura said of Evan’s character, “loyalty, kindness and sincerity allowed him to share his life with many close friends and family.  He was a good person in every sense of the word and surrounded himself with other good people." Evan’s high school basketball coach and history teacher, Billy Donovan, remarked, “Evan always demonstrated a passion to give his best effort in everything that he did, both in the classroom and on the basketball court.”
 
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to:  MHS Athletic Department, Milton High School, 25 Gile Rd., Milton, MA 02186.  
 

Visiting hours will be held in the First Parish Church Milton on Friday, September 13  from 4-8 P.M.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the Celebration of Evan’s life on Saturday, September 14 at 11 A.M. in the First Parish Church, of Milton, Unitarian Universalist, 535 Canton Ave., Milton.

 

REMINDER: VISITING HOURS WILL BE HELD at the CHURCH in MILTON NOT the funeral home

 

 

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Carla McDonnell
   Posted Mon September 09, 2013
Kristen and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine what your'e going through. My thoughts are prayers are with your family. Sincerely, John and Carla McDonnell (Bailey's parents)

NEC Building Operations
   Posted Mon September 09, 2013
The Building Operations staff would like to offer our condolences to the entire Jones family. We had the opportunity and pleasure to have Evan as a member of our team. He was a fine young man, hard worker and friendly. It is a credit to Don and Kristan. He will be greatly missed. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

Laurie Jensen
   Posted Mon September 09, 2013
Kristan, Don and Ally, I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the heart ache that you are all feeling. Evan was a great young man and has left this world way too early. I hope that you find comfort in your memories and your family and friends. God Bless Evan, may he rest in peace.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Laurie, Kyle, Lindsey and Samantha Jensen

Carole, Bill, Danielle and Lester Kavey
   Posted Tue September 10, 2013
To The Jones Family,

Our hearts ache for you at this horrible time, Evan was a true gentlemen in every sense of the word, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing him come through our front door with that big smile he always wore. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Danielle has lost one of her closest and dearest friends.

Carole,Bill, Danielle and Lester Kavey

Joe Lynch - Milton Public Works Department
   Posted Tue September 10, 2013
On behalf of the folks at the Milton DPW I extend our sympathy and condolences to the entire Jones family. Evan work with us this past summer as a member of our seasonal staff. Evan was reliable, a hard worker, and very friendly. His personality is a credit to his excellent upbringing nurtured by his family in friends. He will certainly be missed. Evan and you all are will be remembered in our prayers and thoughts.

Greta DiGiorgio, Ken Schaphorst and Hankus Netsky
   Posted Tue September 10, 2013
Dear Don and Family,

We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We want you to know that we are thinking of you and here if you need us.

Greta, Ken and Hankus

Greta McAndrew
   Posted Tue September 10, 2013

Dreams from the Heart was sent by Greta DiGiorgio.

Dear Jones Family, We offer our deepest condolences for you and the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts are with you. Greta DiGiorgio, Ken Schaphorst and Hankus Netsky


Carole Saia
   Posted Tue September 10, 2013
Dear Kristan,

You are in my thoughts. I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your son. He was far too young, gone far too soon.

I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May the love of others help you through this incredibly difficult time.

Love,
Carole Saia

Julie Moffatt
   Posted Tue September 10, 2013
Dear Kristan, Ally and Don: I am so terribly saddened to hear of Evan's death. My thoughts are with you constantly...
Much love, Julie

Lena Deaibes
   Posted Wed September 11, 2013
Kristan, Don and Ally,

There are no words that can express how the Deaibes Family feels for your loss but we take comfort that we were blessed to have known Evan back when our children were at Montessori and watched him as he grew into a beautiful young man. May Evan's memory be eternal.

Love,

Lena, Jack, Tess, Sophia and Elias Deaibes

Jean Wilson
   Posted Wed September 11, 2013
Kristan, May God bless you and your family at this sad time. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jean Wilson

Peggy D.
   Posted Wed September 11, 2013
So sorry for your family. Kristian your son had beautiful blue eyes. I'll pray for you and your family. Peggy (Sunday morning.)

Ellen and Jim McAuliffe
   Posted Wed September 11, 2013
Dear Kristin, Don and Ally
Our most hearfelt condolences to you and your extended families. May his memories and the love of family, friends and community bring you comfort and peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Evan will always be remebered as a loving son, brother and friend. May he rest in peace.

Ellen, Jim, Denis and Kate McAuliffe

Marilyn Barrett
   Posted Wed September 11, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. Marilyn Barrett and Family

Janice Jackson
   Posted Wed September 11, 2013
Please know my thoughts are with you and your family. I offer my deepest sympathy. May Evan rest in peace.

Annellen Lydon
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
Kristen, Don and Ally,
Words can never express how sad we feel for each of you. We pray your memories of Evan will put smile on your faces. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thinking of you at this very sad time
Annellen, Rusty and Maeve Lydon

Mary Beth Tello
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
We are so deeply saddened to hear of Evan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Beth Tello & family

Gayle Neville
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
Dear Kristen, Don and Ally,

Words cannot express our sadness for you loss. May your memories of Evan and the love of your family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Gayle, Bill, Billy, Kelli and Kaitlin Neville

Elizabeth Thomas and family
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
The entire Milton community sends thoughts and prayers to the Jones family on the loss on your beloved Evan, from the words of his friends and family, he was a young man who touched many lives, by his kindness and love for life. Please know that we are praying for you at this difficult time. Our deepest condolences to the family.

Paula Shea Carney
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
Don and Family
So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy from Jean, Paula and Joan Shea.

Nancy Dickerson
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
Kristan, Don and Ally-
Thank you for sharing with us Evan's early years which were so entwined in the conciousness of the Mattahunt Elementary School.
At this difficult time I am praying for your strengh, peace and comfort.

Elaine, Kevin and Allison Grassa
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
Dear Kristen, Ali and Don....we cannot imagine the heartache you are feeling. We are extremely sadden by Evan's passing. Even though we didn't know him very well, we know what a fine young man he was just by knowing you. Our hope is that you will find peace in your hearts as time goes by, with the wonderful memories you have of your beautiful son. Please know that we will always be here for you and will keep you all in our prayers. God Bless Evan, may he be at peace...

Judy White-Orlando
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
The entire community is praying and thinking of you and your family and your beautiful son Evan. I join with everyone to express my sorrow at this time.

Maria Caliri
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
Don,

Although it has been a while since our RISD days, I will always remember you speaking so lovingly and proudly of your children.

Wishing you peace at this difficult time.

~ Maria Caliri

Lisa Pred-Sosa and Juan Sosa
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
Dear Don and Kristan,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Our hearts go out to you. May his life and memory always be a blessing to you.

Jean Gentile
   Posted Thu September 12, 2013
Dear Don,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. I wish you strength to get through this very difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Jean Gentile

HEIDI MADDEN
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013

Care & Compassion Spray was sent by The Madden Family.

Our love and sympathy to you and your family


David Coughlin
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013

STRUCTURED DESIGN IN RED AND WHITE was sent by The Coughlin Family.

Evan- You will be missed. Sincerely, Patrick Coughlin & Family


Liz Ryan Scanlon
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013
Don, Kristan and Ally,

I am heartbroken by your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Liz Ryan (Scanlon)

Ruth Scanlon
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013
Dear Jones Family ,
our heartfelt condolences at this most sorrowful time. You are in our prayers.

Ruth, Seadna and Mackenzie Scanlon

Maria Resendes
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013
Dear Don, Kristan, and Ally

My heart and prayer go out to you at this most difficult time. Loosing someone as young and loving as Evan is tragic. I wish I had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. This loss will probably challenge your faith; however, this is precisely the time when your Faith must be the strongest. I am praying that God will help you through this very difficult time and give your family the strength to endure the grief and sadness. Lean on HIM to help you cross that threshold to healing your hearts, and may Evan’s love and sweet memories comfort your soul with peace.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Maria Resendes

Rob and Bianca Byrne
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013
Don, Kristen and Ally - We were heartbroken to hear about such a sad loss and we offer our deepest condolences. Many people clearly cared deeply about Evan and our thoughts will be with you and your family.

Madame Brown
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013
We are at a loss for words but please know our thoughts are with you and your family. We offer our deepest sympathy. Our daughter Sophie has fond memories of Evan as they both went to Collicot, Pierce, MHS and Umass Amherst.
The Brown family

Charlotte Hopkins
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013
Kristan and the Jones Family,

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear son Evan. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and we pray you will find comfort and peace in the precious memories you have of Evan. We pray God's comfort and peace for you and your family.

Charlotte & Diante Hopkins

Mark Hatch
   Posted Sat September 14, 2013
Dear Jones Family,

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. I met your son only one time last year when he was rooming with my son Orion, during their freshman year at UMASS. Your son's passing beyond is truly a tragedy. May you bear his passing in your beliefs and with the loving support of each other, and extended family and friends. My heart goes out to you all.

Mark Hatch

Cathy O'Neill and John Harding
   Posted Sat September 14, 2013
Kristan, Don and Ally:

The service today was beautiful, moving and a true celebration of your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.


Martine and Brian Connors
   Posted Sat September 14, 2013
Dear Kristan,

We are so very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your son. May the memories you have of Evan help you through this difficult time. Hugs to you and Don and Ally. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Martine and Brian Connors.

Flo Amoroso
   Posted Sun September 15, 2013
Dear Don and family,
I was truly saddened to learn of your tragic loss and cannot imagine your heartache. Please know that you're in my thoughts and have my deepest sympathy.

Sarah Hoel
   Posted Mon September 16, 2013
To Evan's Mom and Dad and Ally

I am the mother of Evan's RA at UMASS this year. I Have been heart sick at the news of Evan's death and your tremendous loss. From all I have read, he was an amazing young man and I know his death leaves such a hole.

The loss of the one's we love creates pain that seems to match the depth of the love. I am so speechless at this event. I wish I had known when services were before now..I would have been there at the UU church to support you and celebrate his life.

Know you are not alone and the loss of your amazing young man has rippled far from your community and the Washington Hall community and outward in many directions.

I send healing thoughts and prayers from myself, my husband and Evan's RA, Chris Hoel.

Sarah Hoel


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