WEEKS MILLS, Maine/SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. – Gilbert James Mason Sr., 87, died on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, in Silver Springs, Fla. He was born son of Harvey Mason, Sr. and Harriet Ketchum Mason in Gardiner, Maine.

Gilbert was a longtime resident of Weeks Mills,and was a Maine National Guard in the early 60’s. He was a truck driver for Lipman Poultry in Augusta, and then he went to Oyes Steel Company in Augusta where he worked for nearly 40 years helping build the company from the ground up.

He was very proud of his Native American Heritage. He was a member of the Penobscot Nation of Old Town, Maine. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying Hunting, Fishing and Golf. Moose hunting was one of his favorite things to do at his camp on Tribal Land, Alder Stream, Maine.

Gilbert was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth A. Mason (Baker) in 2018. He was also predeceased by his brothers Brian, Dewayne and Howard, his sisters Phyllis, Beulah, Joan, Rose, and Doris.

Gilbert is survived by one brother Harvey Mason Jr. of Silver Springs, Fla., two sisters Brenda Bonsant of Windsor and Nancy Godbout of Farmingdale. He is survived by his sons, Gilbert James Mason Jr. of Arkansas, James Anthony Mason and partner Deidra Hoague of Weeks Mills, and Jay Darren Mason and wife Kyong Mason of North Carolina. He has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gilbert and Betty went to Silver Springs, Fla. to enjoy their retirement. A special thanks to Roland and Ruth Jewell for all their help.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2024.

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