North Andover — Eunice (Reinecke) Mason, 93, of North Andover, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 8, 2013, in North Andover from complications related to pneumonia.
Born in Redfield, South Dakota on November 13, 1919, Eunice was the wife of the late Richard Mason. Raised on a ranch in South Dakota, she was a graduate of Redfield HS and Dakota Wesleyan University. She worked as a paralegal in Chicago until she met her husband, Richard, at the USO, after which she devoted herself to her family and volunteer work. Through the years Eunice and Dick lived in Binghamton, Vestal and Poughkeepsie, New York, as well as Burlington, VT and Harwich, MA.
Eunice was a sixty-five year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic, educational organization dedicated to bringing women increased opportunities for higher education. Among other accomplishments, she coordinated candy stripers at Binghamton General Hospital, volunteered at The Corner Thrift Shop, and was a longtime member of First Congregational Church in Harwich. In her spare time, Eunice loved singing in her church choir, swimming, golf, bike riding and socializing with friends. Eunice was a lifelong animal lover, with horses and cats sure to bring a sparkle to her eyes.
Eunice is survived by her son, Martin Mason and wife, Kathleen, of Andover. She leaves two grandchildren, Katherine Mason and wife, Jennifer Malkowski, of Oxford, Ohio and Andrew Mason and wife, Sandra, of Jersey City, New Jersey; her brother, Robert Reinecke of Vermilion, Ohio and sister, Joyce Leavell.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Celebration of Life service for Eunice will be held on Saturday, October 12, at 2PM at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10001 or online at www.alzfdn.org.