Margaret P. Mason
Margaret Phyllis Mason, 93, passed away peacefully on November 21st at her residence in Monroe Twp. Phyllis, as she was known by family and friends, was born and raised in New York City. She resided in the Inwood section of Manhattan where she lived for most of her life before moving to Franklin Park and then to Monroe Township in 2006.
Phyllis was employed as an executive secretary for Cavendish and was later employed by the Archdiocese of New York as an administrative assistant for 25 years, retiring in 1993. In addition to a full time job, she found the time to serve as secretary to the Parish Council and the Home-School Association in her home parish of Good Shepherd. Phyllis was a devout Catholic who prayed the rosary daily.
While raising six children, her husband encouraged her to explore her passion for art. In teaching herself how to paint, Phyllis not only found an outlet in oil painting she discovered a hidden talent. Margaret P. Mason went on to produce almost 90 paintings! Other leisure activities included reading, bingo, and completing the New York Times Crossword puzzle on Sunday!
Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband William J. Mason (2008) and sister, Veronica Blaher (2008).
Left to cherish her memory are six children: Phyllis March of Cranford, NJ; Laura Holland and her husband Michael of East Brunswick, NJ; Beth Heminghaus of Beach Haven West, NJ; Suzanne Andreacchi and her husband Peter of Fort Lee, NJ; William and his wife Corrine of Yorktown Heights, NY; Christopher and his wife Dana of Bayonne, NJ. She will also be dearly missed by eleven grandchildren: Joseph, Emily, Andrew, Jennifer, Liam, Sean, Jill, Erica, Kyle, Trevor, Jessica; and ten great-grandchildren: J.J., Frankie, Karalia, Patrick, Lilia, Donovan, Kainalu, Juliet, Noelani, and Penelope.
Phyllis lovingly referred to her children as Blessings. She was abundantly blessed with 6 children, 11 grandchildren, and 10 great -grandchildren!
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 27th from 8:00am to 9:30am at Rezem Funeral Home, located at 457 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, NJ.
A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00am at St. James the Less RC Church located at 36 Lincoln Ave in Jamesburg, NJ. A private cremation will follow the funeral Mass.