Audrey H. Mason, 88, of Barrington

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Audrey H. Mason, 88, of Melrose Avenue, Barrington, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren. Born in Randolph, Mass., a daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha (LaJoi) Hayden, she was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Mason, Jr.

She was a graduate of Nantucket High School and former member of the Barrington Yacht Club.

Audrey loved her home, her garden, watercolor painting, photograghy, and a lively game of cards; however, the principal focus of her life was the care of her disabled daughter Abby.

She leaves three daughters, Laura M. Mason of Braintree, Mass., Audrey “Betsy” M. Schmitt of Archbold, Ohio, and Abby H. Mason of Barrington; three grandchildren, James C. Miller of Westerville, Ohio, Marsha L. Ackerman of Anchorage, Alaska, and Caroline R. Hancock of Archbold, Ohio; and three great-grandchildren, Jackson L. and Mason D. Ackerman, and Emmaline R. Hancock.

The funeral service and burial was held on Saturday at Swan Point Cemetery Chapel, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the RI Association for Retarded Citizens, 109 Sherwood St., Providence 02908 would be appreciated. Visit smithmason.com for online condolences.

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