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Joan Catherine Mason

Charlotte

Joan Catherine Mason, 78, of Charlotte, died peacefully at her home on Monday, August 11, 2014.  Joan was born June 20, 1936, in Worcester, MA, the daughter of Joseph John and Catherine (Maloney) Palmieri.  Her family moved to Ypsilanti in her childhood, where she remained to raise her family and attended Eastern Michigan University for three years, later working as a bank teller and branch manager for Michigan National Bank.  Joan lived in Port Charlotte, FL for 20 years before moving to Charlotte, MI, where she enjoyed playing bridge and quilting.  She was a member of Across the Square Quilters.  Joan loved traveling, especially visiting family in Alaska. 

Joan is survived by four children, April (Dwaine) Brooks, Cathy (Sam) Brandal, Lisa Cogswell and James (Cris) Cogswell; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and sister, Esther Colf.  She was predeceased by her first husband, James K. Cogswell; second husband, Commander C.L. Mason, U.S. Coast Guard Retired; sister, Anna Beard; and brothers, Charles and Robert Palmieri. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 16, 2014 with visitation 1 hour prior at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte, MI with Rev. Fr. David Rosenberg officiating.  A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. followed by visitation from 7:30-9:00 pm on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.  Memorial contributions may be made to Across the Square Quilters.  Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 14, 2014
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