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Colleen A. Mason

December 23, 1953 - April 9, 2012
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Colleen A (McGowan) Mason, 58, a resident of Swanzey, New Hampshire, passed away at her home on Monday, April 9, 2012, surrounded by her family, following a long and courageous fight with cancer. She was born December 23, 1953 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the daughter of Jack and Mary Ellen (Rhind) McGowan. She was a 1971 graduate of North Attleboro High School and went on to attend Katherine Gibbs School of Business. On June 23, 1990, she married the love of her life, David Mason. For many years she worked at the Monadnock Regional High School as an Administrative Assistant, and Cheshire Medical Center as a Medical...
Colleen A (McGowan) Mason, 58, a resident of Swanzey, New Hampshire, passed away at her home on Monday, April 9, 2012, surrounded by her family, following a long and courageous fight with cancer.

She was born December 23, 1953 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the daughter of Jack and Mary Ellen (Rhind) McGowan. She was a 1971 graduate of North Attleboro High School and went on to attend Katherine Gibbs School of Business. On June 23, 1990, she married the love of her life, David Mason. For many years she worked at the Monadnock Regional High School as an Administrative Assistant, and Cheshire Medical Center as a Medical Transcriptionist.

Colleen enjoyed being with her family and friends. Hiking, biking, walking with her dog, swimming in her pool, and being in the outdoors were all things that brought her joy. She also liked working in her flower gardens and bringing the fresh flowers into the house in the Spring and Summer. She was a devoted mother: always supporting her two daughters by being at their sporting events. Athletics were very important to her. She enjoyed playing racquetball and running and took part in the 1997 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC as well as the De Mar Marathon in Keene, NH.

She is survived by her husband: David Mason, of Swanzey, New Hampshire, two daughters: Kylie Mason of Swanzey, NH and Maura Mason of Swanzey, NH, her mother: Mary Ellen McGowan of North Attleboro, MA, her father: Jack McGowan of Chelsea, MA., two brothers: Bill McGowan and his wife Betsy of Brighton, MA, Tim McGowan and his wife Susan of North Attleboro, MA, a sister: Nancy McGowan of North Attleboro, MA, and three nephews: Ryan McGowan and his wife Jennifer of Everett, MA, Justin McGowan of Foxboro, MA., and Patrick McGowan and his wife Ashley of Wakefield, MA.

Funeral Services will be held at the Monadnock Covenant Church on Base Hill Road in Keene, NH on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 3 o'clock. Burial will follow in the Mt. Caesar Cemetery in Swanzey, NH. Pastor Garth McGrath will officiate the service. Family and friends are invited to call on the family Thursday evening from 5 to 8pm also at the Monadnock Covenant Church. There will be a celebration of life at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 5 to 8pm. There will be a prayer service at 7:30pm, officiated by Rev. Maryalice Sullivan, of the North Attleboro Episcopal Church..

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Colleen A. Mason Memorial Scholarship fund, c/o Connecticut River Bank, 255 West Street, Keene, NH 03431.

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