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Mary R. Mason

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Mary Rose Mason, née Neff, went to be with her Lord on May 20th, 2021.  She was surrounded by her loved ones and prayers as she passed.  She was a woman of faith her whole life, from her childhood in Comins, MI to her work as a nanny in Monroe, MI, her time with her grandmother in Vanderbilt, MI, and her married life in Gaylord, MI.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Mason III; her children, Katrina Wright (married to William Wright), Henry Mason IV, William Mason, Eric Mason, and Andrea Rigato (married to John Rigato); her beloved grandchildren, Alex and Jessica Wright, John Brink, and Kailey, Melania and Sofia Mason; her siblings, Rebecca Cope, Melinda Neff, and Christopher Neff. 

She was preceded in death by her brother William Neff.  

Mary was passionate about her Catholic Faith, her family, natural health, and helping people pay only the right amount in taxes and not a dollar more.  She collected items, but also collected relationships all over the country and even the world, despite living in Michigan her whole life and having limited travels.  She was so strong and tough as nails.  She had a sharp sense of humor and played a wicked game of scrabble.  We all miss her but know one day we will be reunited, and we know she is content with her Lord in Heaven.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548 Gaylord, MI 49734.

19 comments on “Mary R. Mason”

  1. Chris and Cindy Neff

    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. … Like the seed buried in the ground, you have produced the harvest of eternal life for us; make us always dead to sin and alive to God.

    Chris and Cindy Neff

  2. My deepest condolences, Henry & family.
    I remember Mary way back when we were neighbors in that little subdivision off McCoy Road. After you all moved we didn’t see much of each other but I still remember how very kind, and friendly she was. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Deb (O’Rourke) Moyer

  3. Karen Campbell

    Hank and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prays to your family.

    Karen Campbell

  4. So very sorry for your family’s loss. I met Mary at Chipsa Hospital in Mexico, last June, and we have kept in touch since then. Mary had been so helpful with all her knowledge, and her caring heart, and I will be forever grateful. I will miss my dear Warrior friend.
    Rest in eternal peace Mary ♥️ Carolyn

  5. God gained another beautiful soul.
    Love you Aunt Mary. Thank you again for everything you did for Noel and me. I always weighed your opinions with the upmost respect. I will miss our conversations immensely.

  6. Hank and Family, I am very sorry for your lost. Mary was an amazing person, always willing to share kind words of wisdom and strength. I will always be grateful for the times she encourage and guided me, with some of those kind words. My favorite memories are of her strong, sharing, leadership, and strong faith! Thank you for sharing her with us. She will be truly missed by many!

  7. Tim & Jodie Samkowiak

    Dear Hank and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Mary was such a kind person and always had a smile and helping hand to anyone in need. She had a very big heart and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of my dear friend and co worker! Mary was a true mentor. We spent many moments sharing, learning, laughing
    together…Mary gave so much of herself to others, a kind, giving, and forgiving soul. I will miss her so much; I am so blessed to have known her. Prayers offered for Mary’s family to get through this sad time.

  9. Colmcille Gardner

    St Francis’ Prayer for Peace:

    Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!
    Where there is hatred — let me sow love.
    Where there is injury — pardon.
    Where there is doubt, — faith
    Where there is despair — hope.
    Where there is darkness — light.
    Where there is sadness — joy.
    O Divine Master,
    Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled — as to console,
    To be understood — as to understand,
    To be loved — as to love,
    for
    It is in giving — that we receive,
    It is in pardoning — that we are pardoned,
    It is in dying — that we are born to eternal life.
    “By the sign of the Holy Cross,
    deliver us from all our enemies,
    O our God!”

  10. Henry, I’m sorry for the loss of Mary, you both put up a valiant fight. Her memory will always bring a smile to my face.

  11. So sorry to hear about Mary. Her cancer was diagnosed one month before mine. She will be missed. She put up a good fight. Our love to the family.

  12. Marcia and Tom Hobson

    Dear Hank and Family, I have so many fond memories of Mary and all the Neff’s when we were growing up and our families would
    visit. It was always a good time when we saw each other at family reunions. Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep you all. Much love, Marcia and Tom.

  13. Mary was a special friend to me. A great smile and a wonderful sense of humor. Very professional and high moral character. You will be missed.

  14. Mary will be greatly missed as she was love by many people. Praying for you and your family. God bless you all.

  15. Lynda Carpenter

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mary.
    What a lady! I worked with her in Gaylord as a receptionist at her tax office. She was a great boss and a wonderful lady.
    She will be sadly missed.
    Love and prayers to the family and her many friends.

    Lynda Carpenter

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