Richard A. Jones, 65 of Rockland died on August 10, 2011 at the Brockton VA Medical Center surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Dick was born in Boston, son of James A. and Louise F. (Mooney) Jones and was raised and educated in Weymouth. He attended Northeastern University and the Boston Architectural College. He later received a Masters Degree in Transportation Planning from Boston University. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps having attained the rank of Corporal and being awarded the Purple Heart for his service during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Jones was the principle in his own architectural firm RAD Jones Co. for many years. He was a member of the Boston Society of Architects, the American Institute of Architects and he had served as a professor at the Boston Architectural College for several years.
An active and devoted communicant of Holy Family Parish in Rockland. Husband of Diane (Lapworth) Jones and the late Christine M. (Conville) Jones he is also survived by his children Scott D. Jones, Todd P. Jones, Matthew M. Jones, as well as his wife’s children, Scott J. Lapworth and his wife Amanda of CT and Emily D. Lapworth of Milton. He was the brother of James Jones of NM and Stephan Jones of NH. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren, Asrat, Henok, Brooke, TJ, Trevor and Emma.