89, of Narragansett, RI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the cherished husband of Marie L. (Stevens) Mason. Born in Altoona, PA, he was a son of the late Edward R. and Clara A. (Skelley) Mason.
Dan was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Scott Paper Co. for 31 years before retiring to Citrus Hills, FL with Marie Louise (Mickey) in 1985.
Dan was a 1948 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School where he met the love of his life Marie Louise. He was a graduate of St. Francis College in Loretto, PA.
Besides his wife, he leaves five devoted daughters, Mary Mason and spouse Pat Davis of Narragansett, RI, Lee Ann Mason of Hernando, FL, Theresa (Mason) and husband Richard Therkelsen of Granby, CT, Ann Marie (Mason) and husband Christopher Gelinas of West Hartford, CT and Katey Mason of Suffield, CT; he was preceded in death by daughter, Danielle Marie Mason, who died in infancy. He was also deeply grateful for the love and kindness provided by Pat Davis.
He leaves eight grandchildren, Michelle Ballard, Daniel Sylvain, Kristin LaFlame, Kimberly Chamberlain, Ashley Gallicchio, Justin Gallicchio, Makayla Gelinas and Matthew Gelinas. Five great-grandchildren, Emma and Maddie Ballard, Samantha Chamberlain, Chase and Nash Sylvain.
He was predeceased by siblings Dorothy M. Wright, James E. and David W. Mason.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. (alz.org).
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