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Obituary - Aversa C. Mason

Aversa C. Mason

Date of Passing: February 24th, 2011

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In lieu of flowers, kindly consider the Sangerfield Cemetery Association or the Kyle Diehl Scholarship Fund of the Brothertown Scholarship Fund.

Aversa Arlene Clark Mason, 88, of Waterville, passed away quietly on Thursday morning, February 24, 2011 at the Harding Nursing Home. She was born March 16, 1922, in Stockwell, the daughter of the late Harold and Louisa Flander Clark. On August 24, 1940, she married Morris Charles (Mott) Mason and they owned a family farm in Waterville for many years. He passed away May 6, 1979. Mrs. Mason also worked at the Waterville Knitting Mill for 13 years, Cheseboro Ponds in Oriskany Falls for 10 years and briefly worked at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. Aversa loved family gatherings, being with her grandchildren, playing cards and shopping. She also enjoyed her trips to Florida with her daughter, Eloise. In later years, she loved her visits from family and friends and working jigsaw puzzles. Aversa is survived by a sister, Keitha Kelly of North Brookfield; six children and their spouses, Harold (Harley) and Brenda Mason of Waterville, Ronald and Sue Mason of Gorton Lake, Eloise and Claude Earley of Sangerfield and Titusville, FL, Connie and Alan Diehl of Waterville, Roger and Debbie Mason of Waterville and Robert and Luann Mason of Stockwell; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Chester and Richard; four sisters, Ariel Roe, Beth Warner, Lonnelle Kelly and Blythe Friedel; and a grandson, Kyle Diehl. The funeral will be Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville with Pastor Mark Thall officiating. Spring interment will be in Sangerfield Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday evening from 7-9. The family will host a reception following the funeral at the Clifford J. Fulmer American Legion Post #92. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the caregivers at the Harding Nursing Home and friend, Cindy Marriott. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider the Sangerfield Cemetery Association or the Kyle Diehl Scholarship Fund of the Brothertown Scholarship Fund. Finally Mom; please relax, your taxes have been paid.


I'm sorry to hear about Aversa. I know words can't erase the sorrow you all are feeling at this time so I'd like to share a few scriptures from the Bible that help and encourage me when I lose loved ones. John 5:28-29 promises there will be a resurrection, Ps 37:29 tell us that we will live forever here on earth and Rev 21:4-5 promises there wil be no more pain or death. These are promises from God so we can surely look forward to them in the near future. I know that He doesn't take our loved ones from us but He will reunite us when the time is right so we can enjoy life together again. I'm surely looking forward to that day and I hope you will all gain the same comfort tha I do from these promises. Very sincerely, Dee Bishop
Dee Bishop

The Mason Family, My thoughts and prayers have been with you during this time of your loss. To one wonderful lady who now is free to be herself again. May God Bless and you will always be in the hearts of everyone you touched. May you rest in peace, Aversa.
June Moore

So sorry for the loss of a kind, gentle sweet lady. Take care.
Sandy and Charlie Hughes

We are truely sorry for your loss. Aversa was one of the matriarchs of the West Side. I used to see her in Foodking and she always had a smile, no matter what. She also made the absolutely best potato salad in this universe!!! Rest in peace neighbor. You will be missed.
gretchen maine

All our love to the Mason family. Shed a tear for her and a smile because she has lived and will forever touch your hearts.
Sunday Camp

Your Mom was a very special lady. I hope you take comfort in all the precious memories you have with her. Please know your all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Pat Cook

So sorry to all Aversa's Family. Was at work that morning of her passing. It impresses me so much to see a family as close as you all are.It only tells me the closeness comes from the top. The top was Aversa. Take care..
Gloria Maine Cook

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry for your loss.
Smith Family

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Such a beautiful women inside and out. She will be greatly missed. I know how much you all loved her.
Sandy Martin

We are sooo sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Her taxes will be clear now forever!
Cathi and Robert Northrop