Gertrude Jones

Gertrude (Felber) Jones, wife for 39 years of the late Dr. Frank Stafford Jones, died on Sunday, October 27, 2002 at Avery Heights in Hartford. She was 100 years old. Born in Revere MA on December 25, 1901, she was the daughter of the late Gustav A. and Susan T. (Rhodes) Felber.
Gertrude was graduated from Winchester MA High School and Garland Junior College in Boston. She was a member of the faculty (violin) at The Hartford School of Music (Hartford Conservatory) from 1927-1932, member and past president of the Hartford String Orchestra and The Musical Club of Hartford and a trustee of the West Hartford School of Music.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Macdermott of Middletown, CT; two grandchildren, Sandra of Middletown and Michael of Portland ME; one niece Barbara (Weld) McGuire of Ithaca NY and two nephews Robert B. Weld of Las Vegas NV and David C. Weld of North Caldwell NJ.

She will be buried at the Chebeague Island cemetery on Chebeague Island ME, her beloved summer home for 78 years, where a memorial service will be held next summer.

Contributions in her memory may be made to: MSAD 51 (for the Chebeague School Suzuki Violin Ensemble) c/o Laura Summa, 105 Roy Hill Road, Chebeague Island ME 04017, or to the Chebeague Care Resource Center, 32 Sandy Point Road.

Doolittle funeral Service, 14 Old Church St. Middletown, CT is in charge of arrangements. Friends may visit the online guest book at