In Memory of




Obituary for Howard A Mason

Howard A. “Howie” “ Chief” Mason, age 80, a member of Penobscot Indian Nation, died Friday, June 24, 2022, at his home following a long illness. He was born in Gardiner, ME on August 3, 1941, a son of the late Harvey C. and Harriet G. (Ketchum) Mason.
Mr. Mason attended Gardiner Schools and had been employed at Bath Iron Works for many years.
He was pre-deceased by four sisters: Phyllis Nicola, Beulah Williams, Joan Hiltz and Rose Scribner and two brothers: Dwane and Brian Mason.
Mr. Mason is survived by his wife of 61 years, Annette M. (Dumont) Mason of Augusta; two sons: Mark A. Mason and his wife, Karen of South China and Todd J. Mason and his wife, Corinna of West Gardiner; two daughters: Lynne M. Hayes and her husband, Doug of Winslow and Shannon M. Russell and her husband, Jim of Whitefield; eight grandchildren: Ashley Jorgensen, Amanda Wing, Sarah Morang, Erik Morang, Abbi Hayes, Molly, Maggie and Emily Russell; three great grandchildren: Parker, Hudson and Mason; two brothers: Harvey C. Mason, Jr and Gilbert Mason, both of Silver Springs, FL; three sisters: Doris Jodry of Silver Springs, FL, Brenda Bonsant of Windsor and Nancy Godbout of Farmingdale; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family requests that donations in Howie’s memory be made to: Capital Area Recreation Association, attn.: Mike Bechard, PO Box 5275, Augusta, ME, 04332.