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Brian Michael Jones

Brian Michael Jones, 55 of Nashua, passed away unexpectedly after a long period of declining health on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua. He was the husband of Maria P. (De Freitas) Jones, with whom he would have celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary this upcoming September 1.

He was born in Lowell, MA on April 18, 1968 and was a son of Gerald F. Deschenes of Keene, NH and the late Carol M. (Bargiel) Deschenes. His upbringing took place in the Plummer Home for Boys located in Salem, MA, where he actively participated in the community for five years. His involvement played a pivotal role in the renaming of the facility to Plummer Youth Promise.

After receiving his education in Lowell and later Dracut, graduating from Dracut High School with the class of 1986. He embarked on his professional journey directly after high school. He held various jobs, but found his true calling as a dedicated machinist, a role he passionately embraced for over a decade.

Throughout his life, Brian has demonstrated a talent for photography. For the past two decades, he has owned and operated his own photography business, BMJ Photography, where he pursued his passion for capturing moments through the lens. Additionally, he was an avid hockey fan, particularly cheering for the Bruins, and enjoyed music as well.

He had a knack for impersonations and accents, earning a reputation for his ability to mimic everyone from family members to presidents. His humor was larger than life, and he delighted in entertaining others with his wit. Additionally, he was known for his handiness and meticulous attention to detail, often displaying a perfectionist streak in his work.

In addition to his wife, Maria of Nashua, NH and his father, Gerald F. Deschenes and his companion, Paula Wheeler of Keene, NH, he is survived by his son, Tyler Jones of Stoughton; his stepsons, Brian Alves and Jonathan Alves both of Lowell; and his grandchildren, Jayliana Alves and Ellanie Alves.

He is also survived by his siblings, Danielle Newman and her husband, Eric of Hudson, NH, Karen Courcy and her husband, Tim of Georgia, and David Jones of Gardner; his half siblings, Lynn Goebel and Dana Carpenter both of Kent, WA; and his nieces and nephews, Brandon Greenhalgh, Olivia Newman, Alexis Newman, Christopher Courcy, Ryan Courcy, Nathan Courcy, Matthew Jones, Timothy Jones, Amanda Jones, Heather Jones, Jason Espinola, Nicole Mascarenhas, Joshua Melo, Justin Melo, Alex de Freitas, and Ava de Freitas.

He also leaves his brothers and sisters in law, Teresa Mascarenhas of FL, Zelia Melo and her husband, Bob of Hudson, NH, Orlando de Freitas of Tewksbury, Joseph de Freitas and his wife, Dana of Plaistow, NH, and Duarte Freitas and his wife, Sonia of PA.

In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his brother the late Billy Jones and his nephew, the late Nicholas Boucher.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Plummer Youth Promise, 37 Winter Island Road, Salem, MA 01970 or at:

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, all are welcome to attend his calling hours from 3-5 p.m. at Mahoney Funeral Home, 187 Nesmith Street, Lowell, 978-452-6361. His funeral service will take place in the funeral home at 5 p.m.. Please find us on Facebook or visit to leave the family a message of condolence at any time.

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  • Christopher Carfagna Posted April 20, 2024 5:39 pm

    RIP Brian, from one Plummer Brother to another, you will surely be missed here on Earth by all of your loved ones. Thank you for your work and dedication to Plummer. We’ll have a moment of remembrance for you at our next reunion. Rest easy brother.

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