Marguerite “Maggie” Elizabeth Mason, 95, of Charlevoix, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2023, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She was born on April 14, 1928, in Walsall, England, the daughter of Sidney and Jessica (Aston) Terry.
During, and for several years beyond secondary school, Maggie received individual classical training in music and singing. She had a beautiful voice which was described as pitch-perfect during her younger years. Her voice left a lasting memory with all who heard it over the years. While working at a record store after WWII, she met Norman Mason, a Royal Air Force pilot, who would eventually become her husband. The two were wed on March 27, 1947, at St. Matthews Church in Walsall, and they would go on to move their family to the United States in 1953.
They settled in Dearborn, and Maggie took care of their two children, and the household. Once the children were grown, she worked as an instructor for children with cognitive disabilities. Upon retiring, Maggie and her husband moved to Charlevoix permanently in the early 1990s. They had spent many years visiting the area after purchasing 20 acres of property in the mid-1970s. Maggie volunteered much of her time in the Charlevoix area as a receptionist at the hospital and selling at the Rainbow Shoppe. She was also very involved at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlevoix. Maggie was an avid reader, often finishing a book in a single day. She also enjoyed knitting and doing crossword puzzles and, of course, singing.
Maggie is survived by her two children, Stephanie (Michael) Peters of East Jordan and David Mason of Lansing; and her sister, Christine (John) Arnold of Walsall, England.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman “Gerry” Mason; and her brother, Gerald Terry.
Maggie’s family has chosen to celebrate her life privately at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society, 614 Beardsley St., Boyne City, MI 49712.
Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com