WINDSOR — Funeral services for Charles E. Mason, 66, who died Oct. 31 at the Veteran’s Affair Medical Center in White River Jct., were held Nov. 6 at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Rev. Abraham Gross officiated.
He was born July 1, 1947 in Windsor, a son of Kenneth and Virginia (Davis) Mason.
He attended school in Windsor before serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He was married to Cheryl Ann Wood on Aug. 17, 1968 in Windsor. Together they returned to school in 1990 and proudly earned their GEDs.
Charlie went to work for Miller Construction soon after being honorably discharged from the Navy. He worked at Miller’s for 36 years, before retiring as a foreman in 2003.
Charlie was very proud of his service to his country and was active in the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 9685 including serving as Commander, as well as a member of American Legion Post 25, 40/8 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1 as well as the Sons of the American Legion Post 25 as a member and advisor.
He enjoyed taking care of pets, especially his cat, “Paint” as well as gardening and growing tomatoes.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl Ann of Windsor, children, Charles W. Mason and his wife, Tina of Windsor, Shane E. Mason and his wife, Nancy of Swanzey, N.H., and Sherri A. Mason of Quechee; seven grandchildren, Crystal, Shawn, Emmaline, Lauryne, McKenna, Mitchell and Mason; a sister Amy Mason of Windsor; brother Kenneth Mason and his wife, Darlene of Springfield; two nephews and his beloved cat, “Paint.”
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the November 7, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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