James F. MasonFebruary 01,2013James F. Mason
POULTNEY — James F. “Jim” Mason, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 8, 1931, in Orange, N.J., the son of Edward and Mary (O’Brien) Mason.
After attending West Orange High School, he entered the National Guard and served in the Korean conflict with the U.S. Army, being honorably discharged in 1952.
Mr. Mason retired from DeCamp Bus Lines as a professional bus driver for many years and he worked for Fitz Vogt Food Service in Rutland delivering meals to seniors throughout the state.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in New Jersey and the American Legion in Fair Haven and Poultney.
He enjoyed representing the American Legion Color Guard in local parades and in earlier years, deep-sea fishing at the Jersey Shore.
Survivors include two sisters, Rosemary McManus of Poultney and Margaret Meyer of Morris Plains, N.J., many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Mason was predeceased by a niece.
The graveside service will be at a later date in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Poultney Rescue Squad, PO Box 76, Poultney, VT 05764.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: No charges to be filed inconnection with crash of city police cruiser, farmers group turn to Internet to raise money for solar project, Street Talk polls passersby about legal marijuana.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1898, Nelson Miles leads American troops into Puerto Rico during Spanish-American War, Bob Dylan electrifies Newport Folk Festival in 1965, author and longshoreman Eric Hoffer born this day in 1902.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information for Friday, July 25, and easily digestible news tidbits: Mysterious enormous hole in the Siberian tundra baffles scientists.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: Ever wonder why the otherwise straight-lined Appalachian chain's got a big crimp in it in Pennsylvania and and New York?
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Scott Milne opens campaign for governor's office, crime statistics fall in city, new home for homeless prevention center, traffic cameras are not watching you, capital panel hears testimony about protecting children.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: America's feet getting bigger than ever, and Americans keep jamming their feet into small sized shoes. Wake up, America!