Mary F. Mason BRUNSWICK - Mary Frances (McLaren) Mason, 91, formerly of Raymertown and Brunswick, died peacefully Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Albany Medical Center following a short illness. Born in Troy, October 26, 1922, Mrs. Mason was the daughter of the late, William and Georgianna (Chicione) McLaren and the wife of the late Earl V. Mason who predeceased her in 1998. Mrs. Mason was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy, earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Hudson Valley Community College and attended SUNY-Albany where she studied Fine Arts. A homemaker for many years, Mrs. Mason was a member of the Brunswick B.P.O.E. Lodge #2556 Ladies Auxiliary, was a former Camp Fire Girls Leader, a former Cub Scout Den Mother, a former Blue Birds Leader, a Red Cross Volunteer and the Adirondack P.T.A. District Historian. Most recently she worked for a time as a library aide at the Rensselaer Institute Architecture Library in Troy. Mrs. Mason is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marylou and James Kohut of Charlotte, NC and a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore J. and Pamela Mason of Brunswick, a sister, Grace M. Jefferson of Rolling Meadows, IL, four grandchildren, Ronald Gleason of Chatham, Jennifer Zipkin-Romer of East Greenbush, Steven Zipkin of Nassau and Christopher Zipkin of Averill Park, two great-grandsons, Benjamin Gleason and Jordan Dean-Gleason and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and late husband, Mrs. Mason was predeceased by a daughter, the late Kristina Ann Gleason. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY-7, located in Raymertown. Burial will follow in Eagle Mills Cemetery in Brunswick. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 13, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. At the family’s request memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Brunswick B.P.O.E. #2556, 665 Brunswick Road, Troy, New York 12180 in memory of Mary Frances Mason.
Published in The Record on Nov. 12, 2013