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Carol J. Mason
December 19, 1943 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
Carol J. Mason, age 79, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 after a well fought battle with Leukemia.
Carol was born December 19th, 1943 to Helen and Frank Talarico, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was named for being her parents’ little Christmas Carole. After graduating high school from Marywood Seminary in 1961 at age 17, she studied nursing at Mercy Hospital Nursing School and graduated in 1964. She was a nurse for most of her life, having worked many places, and held many roles, including for The Visiting Nurse Association, The City of Miami’s Prison, and Blue Cross-Blue Shield. She was married in 1970, six months after seeing her husband once and declaring he was the man she would marry. She raised 4 children that she felt were her life’s purpose and became a lifeguard at age 40. Carol at one point even ran a daycare from her home.
She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Allen Mason Sr., her sister Marie Hutto, her brother, Frank Talarico and her granddaughter, Hope Alunni.
She is survived by a sister, Delores Waters, and her four children, Ellen Taylor, Maureen Alunni, Kathleen Foley, and Richard Mason Jr. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren all of whom she was exceedingly proud of.
Her greatest achievement was her family. Carol would often recall the words of a favorite poem when others would pass. She'd say it matters not the years we live or die but how we spent the dash that came between. Carol lived her dash well, and she will be dearly missed.
A viewing will be held at Savino Traditional Funerals & Cremation Care, 157 S. Main Ave., Scranton from 5pm to 7pm this Friday, October 27th and from 8:30am to 9:30am on Saturday morning, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Lucy’s RC Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton.
Interment to follow in Cathedral Cemetery, West Scranton.