Gregory Allen Jones

OBIT-JonesflagHANCOCK — Gregory Allen Jones, 55, passed away while working on the Union River on Aug. 19, 2015. He was born on June 10, 1960, the son of George E. Jones of Mount Desert and Sandra Richardson of Trenton.

Greg graduated from Mount Desert Island High School and joined the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1982, he returned home to Ellsworth and worked at the Jackson Lab in the maintenance department. Greg worked for Branch Pond Marine in Ellsworth for over 10 years until the present. Greg loved being on the water and riding motorcycles with his wife. He looked forward to deer hunting every year.

Greg leaves behind his cherished wife of two years, Marie, and two daughters, Kelsey Jones and Nicole Gardner and her husband, Jeff, of Ellsworth. Greg’s greatest joy was his new granddaughter, Gabriella Gardner. He leaves behind his canine companion, Sampson. His in-laws are Paul and Claire Paradis of Attleboro, Mass.; brother-in-law is Pierre Paradis.

Greg is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Dubois, and her husband, Ron, of Portland. Stepmother is Wilma Jones and sisters are Sara Reynolds, her husband Elijah and daughter McKenzie of Cape Cod; and sister Alison Rush and husband, Mike, of Freeport. Stepfather is Tony Richardson of Trenton. Former wife is Crystal Jones.

Family and friends will be gathering to celebrate Greg’s life at the Union River Harbor Park Gazebo on Water St. in Ellsworth, Friday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. Online condolences may be shared at

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