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Rita Virginia Mason

1921-2012 Rita Virginia Mason, 90, of Colchester, Conn., widow of the late Joseph Mason, passed away Saturday (Sept. 15, 2012) peacefully at home, with her loving family at her side.

Born Oct. 31, 1921 in Richmond, Vt., she was a daughter of the late John and Cecile (Seymour) Smith.

Mrs. Mason had worked in the Insurance industry for many years before her retirement and volunteered as a nurse's aid during World War II.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda Zacher and husband, Richard of Marlborough, Rita McPhee-Fusco and husband, Philip of New Castle, N.H., and Patricia Mason and partner Edna Solzak of Springfield, Mass.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Richard Zacher Jr. and Kelly and Jennifer McPhee; six great grandchildren, Eliot Holloway, Evan Newton McPhee, Savannah and Bethany Zacher, Nicayla Boyle and Cassidy Irwin; a brother, John Smith of Georgia; and many extended family members and friends from Bennington, Vt., and the Gan Aden Too Community of Colchester, Conn.

In addition to her beloved husband of 53 years, she was predeceased by her five siblings and granddaughter, Heidi Zacher.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside services will be observed October 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Bennington Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT.

Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice SE CT, 227 Dunham St., Norwich 06360.

Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 25, 2012
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