Stephen J. Mason
TEWKSBURY Stephen J. Mason, 60, of Tewksbury, died July 16, 2009, peacefully with his family by his side.
Born May 14, 1949, in Lowell, he was a son of the late Maurice P. and the late Mary (Harrison) Mason, and was educated in the local schools, attaining his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.
He made his home in Lowell for thirty three years and for the past seventeen years resided in Tewksbury. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the East End Club, and was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church.
He was a recreational pilot and an avid fly fisherman who enjoyed reading and baseball. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Grant and Benjamin. Stephen gave freely of his time and talents to help others and will be remembered by many as someone who with compassion gave without hesitation and without having to be asked.
Attorney Mason was a Retired Lowell Police Department Lieutenant with twenty years of service. During his years of service, he received a presidential commendation for bravery and was awarded Police Officer of The Year in 1973. He then served as an Attorney for thirty years in his own law practice, the Law Offices of Stephen J. Mason, before illness forced his retirement.
He is survived by three children, Maureen E. Dickieson and her husband, Ernie, of Hudson, NH, Stephen J. Mason Jr. and Florencia Gazzolo, of Thornton, NH, and Michael P. Mason of Lowell; two grandsons, Grant Dickieson and Benjamin Dickieson both of Hudson, NH; his sister, Maureen P. Mason of Chelmsford; his brother, Attorney Maurice P. Mason Jr. and his wife, Maria (Vejar) Mason, of Dracut; a sister in law Katherine Mason of Whitman; nephews, Daniel T. Mason and Robert D. Mason both of Whitman; his niece, Carolina Vejar Mason of Dracut; and many friends and business associates.
He was also the brother of the late Richard T. Mason and brother in law of the late Louise C. (Gauthier) Mason, and uncle of the late John Andrew Mason.
YOU ARE INVITED TO CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON MONDAY, JULY 20, FOR STEPHEN AND HIS FATHER, MAURICE. THEIR FUNERAL WILL BEGIN TUESDAY AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. THEIR FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH AT 10 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS IN THEIR NAME TO THE OBLATE INFIRMARY FUND, 487 CHANDLER ST., TEWKSBURY MA 01876. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM