Charles E. Mason
Windsor, Vt. — Charles E. Mason, 66, died Thursday, Oct. 31st at the Veteran’s Affair Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt.
He was born July 1, 1947 in Windsor, Vt, a son of Kenneth and Virginia (Davis) Mason. He attended school in Windsor before serving in the US Navy during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the National Defense Medal, the Viet-Nam Service Medal with Bronze Star and the Republic of Viet-Nam Campaign Medal. He was married to Cheryl Ann Wood on August 17, 1968 in Windsor. Together they returned to school in 1990 and proudly earn their GEDs.
Charlie went to work for Miller Construction soon after being honorably discharged from the Navy. He worked at Miller’s for thirty six 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”.
Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor on Tuesday evening Nov. 5th from 6pm-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 4:30pm with the Rev. Abraham Gross, officiating.
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