Born and raised in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Joao C. and Maria B. (Santos) Caton.
She was a graduate of New Bedford High School and St. Luke’s School of Nursing, becoming a Registered Nurse. Dedicated and loving her calling, she enjoyed working for 38 years at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick.
In her later years, she volunteered at the Callahan Senior Center in Framingham.
She was predeceased by her son Stephen C. Jones and sisters, Mary Medeiros and Hilda LeDoux.
She is survived by her daughter, Carole and her husband Richard Saunders of Southborough. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Kristina and her husband Christian Arroyo of Southboro, Tania and her husband Zachary Taylor of Southboro, Jessica Jones of Colorado: 5 great grandchildren, Jayson Arroyo Jasmine Arroyo, Elijah Arroyo, Yardley Taylor, Vayda Taylor and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at in St. Matthew’s Church, 105 Southville Road in Southboro.
Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery in New Bedford.
Visiting hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street in Framingham will be Sunday from 3 – 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to one of the following Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham MA 02452, The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism 1001 Worcester Road, Framingham MA 01701 or American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123