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Mary Jean Mason, 78, beloved wife of Melvin F. Mason of Gloucester, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, June 16, 2017, at Mass General Hospital.
Born in Gloucester on August 22, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Capt. David and Emilia (Lopes) Ribeiro.
Jean was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the class of 1957.
As a young lady, Jean worked as a bookkeeper for her father’s fishing boat. She later worked at the former Almy’s in Gloucester and then for many years for Stop & Shop at the customer service counter. She also served on the Board of Directors for the North Shore Vocational School.
Jean was very well-known for being just an incredibly kind and loving lady. She was devout in her faith as a lifelong member of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church and the Women’s Guild. Above all Jean was a wonderful and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. Her presence will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her husband, Mel, she is survived by her three children, Brenda Budrow and husband, Jeff and their son, Jeffrey Budrow, Jr., Melvin Mason, Jr. and his children, Alex and Courtney Martin, Mark Mason and wife, Victoria and their sons, Brandon and Evan; her brother, David Ribeiro, Jr. and wife, Cindy of Williamsburg, Va.; nephews, Dean Ribeiro and wife, Tina of Candia, N.H., David Ribeiro of Smithfield, Va.; special cousin, Maria Parisi; and many other cousins.
She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Rodrigues.
Her funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Contributions may be made in her name to Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930.
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 19, 2017
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