Wallace R. Mason, Jr.
Wallace Robinson Mason, Jr., 70, passed away,
December 18, 2013.
He was born to the late Wallace R. and Virginia M. Mason, May 13, 1943
in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Wally (Rob) graduated from Leominster High
School in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served
for four years as an Electronics Technician. While serving in Hawaii, he
met and later married his wife of nearly 45 years, Mary Stanley Mason,
in December, 1968. In June, 1970, he graduated from the University of
Massachusetts (Boston) with a BA degree in Physics. In 1971, Wally began
his career with Shell Oil Company as a civil engineer. Later, in
December of 1981, he graduated from Northern Illinois University in De
Kalb, Illinois, where he earned an MBA degree.
He retired from Shell in 2007 as a manager in procurement. While
residing in Hawaii with his family from '87 through '92, Wally was
employed by Shell and PRI/Gas Express. He served as general manager of
Gas Express for the Islands. Among some of the Boards he served on were,
The March of Dimes, MADD, Honolulu Traffic Safety Council, and The
An avid gardener and real handy man, Wally also loved reading,
computers, cameras and electronics. Politics was a real interest, too.
He continued his love for swimming into his retirement and always loved
and supported his hometown sports teams. A true family man, in every
sense of the word, made being a grandfather to his seven granddaughters
by far his favorite pastime.
Wally is survived by his wife, Mary, Magnolia, TX, of his children,
Wallace R. Mason III and family, of Magnolia, TX, Craig S. Mason and
family of Katy, TX, and Samantha K. Phillips and family of Spring, TX
and seven granddaughters.
He is also survived by his brother, Edward M. Mason and family of Belo
Horizonte, Brazil, and youngest brother, William E. Mason and family of
Robert R. Gosselin 69 of Leominster died
unexpectedly Wednesday April 4, 2012 in Leominster Hospital, after a
brief illness. He was born on July 10, 1942 in Leominster; MA was the
son of Raymond and Dora (Bastarache) Gosselin. He graduated from
Leominster High School Class of 1961 and Worcester Junior College. He
worked at Foster Grants for 25 years as an industrial engineer. His
hobbies were bowling, golf, fishing, spending time at the camp in Maine,
and an avid New England sports fan. He was a lifetime member of the
Leominster Sportsmans Association. He was a communicant at Holy Family
Parish in Leominster and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Pat Brody
Shelter and Sholan Farms. The family would like to thank the staff of
Health Alliance and Simonds Sinon Cancer Center and Dr. Shelton for
their care and compassion He is survived by his wife of 46 years Joyce
(Saucier) Gosselin of Leominster, his children Kristine Kessler of
Leominster and Scott Gosseling and his wife Cindy of Hubbardston, his
brother Robert Gosselin and wife Stanette of Las Vegas, NV, his four
grandchildren Nathan and Ben Kessler, and Jonathan and Jennifer Gosselin,
many nieces and nephews
The funeral will be held on Thursday April 12,
2012 from the Wright-Roy Funeral Home 109 West St Leominster, with a
Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family of Nazzareth Church 700 Union
St Leominster, Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. in the funeral home.