Alice (Wezniak) Jones


Alice (Wezniak) Jones passed peacefully at her home in Warwick, RI, on October 5, 2022, six months shy of her 100th birthday. She was born April 27, 1923 in Ludlow, Massachusetts, to the late John and Stella (Karas) Wezniak. She was the wife of the late Rolland H. Jones.

Alice spent most of her married life in East Greenwich, raising nine children and enjoying planting (and weeding) her ever-expanding and much-admired flower gardens. She was a founding member of the Cindywood Garden Club, and served as its president for many years. She also joined the RI Federation of Garden Clubs, and participated in multiple flower shows and competitions.

Alice spent her later years in Warwick, enjoying the friends she made through several bridge clubs, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading voraciously, and “skunking” her kids at cribbage—all while enjoying the view of hummingbirds visiting her nasturtiums and Mandevilla each summer.

Alice leaves behind her grieving, but grateful, children: Rollice Ernst of Cranston RI, Rolland “Ron” Jr. and wife Judith of Dayville, CT; Jeffrey and wife Silvia of Laredo, TX; Pamela Kosteniuk of Warwick, RI; Peter and wife Gwen of Richmond, VA; Kathryn and husband Richard Gabriel of Scottsdale, AZ; Elizabeth Jones of Warwick, and Allyson and husband Michael Wise of Chandler, AZ. Her youngest son, Michael, pre-deceased her. She had fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

Alice’s patience, forgiveness, support, and unconditional love will be greatly missed. She wanted to enjoy the flowers while she was here to see them, and requests that, if you wish, please make a donation instead to the cancer charity of your choice. And in Alice’s memory, plant a garden—or just one flower. Make the world a kinder, more beautiful place.

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