Patricia Mary (Jones) Hunt, 87

Apr 13, 2020

Patricia Mary (Jones) Hunt died peacefully at home among her family on April 10 in Rochester at the age of 87.

Patricia is survived by her daughters, Susan Duncan of Marion, Robin Sommo of Rochester, Joanne Hickey of New Bedford, and Sarah Aanensen of Rochester; her brother William Jones and his wife Mary, of Marion, 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved and cherished. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Hunt of Marion, her daughter Linda Cooper of Marion, and her daughter, Judith Herman of Owings Mills, Maryland.

Patricia was born on November 20, 1932, in Baltimore, Maryland, to William and Eleanor Jones. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing School in New Bedford as a registered nurse, and married Robert (“Bud”) in 1953. They moved to Florida where he pursued a career in the Air Force and she as a hospital nurse. As Robert was transferred from state to state by the Air Force, Patricia worked in new hospitals and raised children. They retired to Marion in 1969, where Robert went to work for Burr Brothers Boatyard and Patricia took a nursing position at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. She retired from Tobey after 20 years, and was the school nurse at Sippican School in Marion for two years.

Pat was an accomplished artist who loved painting landscapes and seascapes, particularly the whaling vessels that sailed in past centuries from New Bedford Harbor. She was skilled as well in knitting and crochet, and the receiving blankets she made were treasured baby shower gifts. Eventually she and her husband raised sheep, and she spun her own wool.

She loved history and archeology, and was a volunteer curator at the Marion Natural History Museum for several years. She served as secretary of the North Marion Methodist Church, and loved helping to prepare crafts for the annual Holly Fair. She was an avid fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots, and a skilled gardener.

Services will be private and will be followed later this year by a memorial celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association at 200 Mill Rd, Fairhaven, MA, 02719, or to It’s All About the Animals at 103 Marion Road, Rochester, MA 02770. The family would like to thank the Visiting Nurses Association for their dedication, care, and kindness.

Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. For an online guestbook, visit: