June 26, 1919 - May 8, 2022
Our hearts are saddened to announce the passing of our mother, Evelyn “Evy” Mason on May 8, 2022. Evelyn was born June 26, 1919 in Meriden, Connecticut, the youngest daughter of Maria and Francesco Eviglia. Her zest for life was unequaled, dedicating it to her family of 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; a strong advocate who encouraged each of us to be the “strength of our own conviction”. Evelyn spent her 33 year career at New Departure, a division of General Motors as an Executive Secretary to the plant manager, winning many awards for her suggestions to improve manufacturing efficiency. She served as Secretary to the Meriden Women’s Club, was an active supporter to the local battered women's shelter and Board President to the Casa Bella condo association. She and her husband Larry enjoyed world travel. Their adventures brought them to Italy, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Barbados, Bermuda, Aruba and Antigua. An energetic athlete as a teenager swimming across Lake Beseck, she continued to be a strong swimmer into her 80’s. Her motto was “Don’t sit down, just keep moving”. She was an accomplished knitter having won First Prize for her fringed bedspread. Definitely NOT a TV fan, she preferred reading, doing crossword puzzles as well as playing poker with her Islands End condo friends.. Evelyn is survived by her daughter, June and husband, James Dunphy, and son, Jeffrey Mason. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence; her son, Denis; brother Alexander; and sisters, Angelina and Emma; granddaughter, Laura Lincoln; and grandsons-in-law, Ray Southland and Steve Zimmer. Our family extends our deepest appreciation to the staff of Hope Health and Avow Hospice for their loving care. The details of Evelyn’s Celebration of Life will be provided at a later date. To sign Evelyn’s guest register or to leave online condolences, please visit www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home.
Our hearts are saddened to announce the passing of our mother, Evelyn “Evy” Mason on May 8, 2022. Evelyn was born June 26, 1919 in Meriden, Connecticut, the youngest daughter of Maria and Francesco Eviglia. Her zest for life was... View Obituary & Service Information
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