Daniel J. “Bubby” Mason

RICHFORD: Daniel J. “Bubby” Mason, age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

He was born in Montgomery on December 11, 1934, the son of the late Gaylord & Jessie (Kennett) Mason.

Daniel grew up in Montgomery and married Monica (Dunakin) in 1977. He was so proud of his first job delivering milk by horse and then at the young age of 15, cutting firewood. He then went on to farming on the Gaston Begnoche farm in Montgomery for a brief time. He was one of the first people to cut the right of way for the road to Jay Peak (Route 242); when that job was complete, he began working at the Sheldon Pulp Mill. Later on in life, he became a full-time woodsman working for several different loggers. The last two years of his working career, he worked construction for Blow and Cote. Working in the woods was his passion along with pulling trucks with his boys. Daniel will be remembered for living life to its fullest with family, especially making memories with grandchildren and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Monica Mason of Richford; his children, Darlene Ives and her husband John of St. Albans, Ricky Mason and his wife Ann of Richford, April Thompson and her significant other Chris Goodrich of Sheldon, Carrie Dunakin and her significant other Aaron Heath of North Troy, and Daniel Mason and his significant other Heather Trayah of Enosburg Falls; daughter-in-law, Amy Mason; brothers, John Mason, and William Mason; special friends, John and Pat Boyce; beloved pug dogs, Molly and Sassy (his girls); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law.

Besides his parents, Daniel was predeceased by his sons, Gary and Randy Mason; and brother, Israel Mason and sister, Mary Mason.

Family and friends are invited to Daniel’s Life Celebration events to include visitation on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 12 – 2:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 2 pm at the Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg, VT. Interment will immediately follow in the Richford Center Cemetery.

For those who wish, contributions in Daniel’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, VT 05495.

Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com