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Joan Carol Mason

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BENNINGTON -- Joan Carol Mason, 65, a resident of North Pownal Road, died early Monday morning Sept. 18, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical center in Bennington following a long illness.

Joan was born in North Adams, Mass., on March 5, 1941 the daughter of James and Yvonne (Martell) Garvie and attended school in North Adams.

She was a mill worker for General Cable in Pownal for over 30 years and also worked at Weston Hadden Nursing Home for nearly 10 years as a nurse’s aide. Joan enjoyed making ceramic crafts, camping, fishing, going to the beach and was an avid bingo player. Her main interest was her family and cherished times spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Paul E. Mason, of North Pownal, who she married in Cherry Plain, N.Y. on Oct. 18, 1964; her son, Paul J. Mason, of Bennington; a daughter Cindy Hollis, of Bennington; her brother Art Garvie of Adams, Mass.; two sisters, Susan Murphy, of North Adams, Mass., and Rosemary Andrews of Clarksburg, Mass.; her grandchildren Lindsey Sweet, Crystal Rawling, Shawn Hollis and Paul Charles Mason; her great-grandson Dakota Sweet and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Garvie.

Funeral services for Joan will be held Wednesday morning Sept. 20, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the North Pownal Congregational Church. Pastor Gary Rogers will conduct the service. Visiting hours will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in the family lot in North Pownal Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Joan’s memory may be made to the North Pownal Congregational Church, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. For directions or to send e-mail condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home 213 West Main Street, Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 19, 2006
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