Anna Marie Jones, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died on the morning of July 4 at the age of 93, surrounded by her children. A longtime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Ms. Jones’s family said she “loved living in this wonderful village.”
Mrs. Jones was the only child of Bill and Hattie Trimpin. Her father, who was a plumber by trade, served the Village of Sag Harbor as a trustee for 16 years, and as its mayor for 5.
In 1941, she married Claude Jones, also of Sag Harbor, who does not survive. Mr. Jones was a Sag Harbor Village police officer and was the Southampton town clerk for 26 years. The couple had four children.
Known for her “great cooking,” Mrs. Jones enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Her family said they especially appreciated her fun desserts such as one created with strawberries and marshmallows, as well as her icebox cake, and banana fritters. She also enjoyed tending to her garden and swimming at Long Beach.
Mrs. Jones is survived by two daughters, Corinne Jones and Cindy Jones, both of Sag Harbor, and her son, Bill Jones of Hampton Bays. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. A third daughter, Claudette Harrington, died in 1980.
A Christian Mass and burial was held on July 7. In lieu of flowers, donations have been suggested to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 2725, Sag Harbor 11963.