Mary Louise (Antell) Mason
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Atkinson, NH - Mary Louise (Antell) Mason, age 76, of Atkinson, N.H., former longtime resident of Amesbury, Mass., passed away in the late afternoon of Feb. 15 at Anna Jacques Hospital. She was the loving wife of Roger Mason.
Born at Worcester Memorial Hospital in Newburyport, on May 19, 1943, she was born to the late, Helen (Lane) and D. Russell Antell, attended Amesbury schools, graduating AHS class of 1961. After high school, she attended Cazenovia College and graduated with a medical secretary degree. Her career was long and was spent at her beloved Amesbury Hospital and Hale Hospital.
To support her children and their interests, Mary Lou was involved in many organizations and volunteer opportunities in her community from President to AHS All Sports Boosters, BWL Ski Racing Mass Bay Council, AHS Class of 1961 Scholarship, and Amesbury Ski Tow. She was an active member at St. James Episcopal Church, Amesbury, serving on the Alter Guild. She loved her monthly luncheons with the AHS classes of 1961 and 1962, family ski trips, camping, annual trips to Campobello Island, shaking her "jugs" at Amesbury High football games, being the unofficial (unreliable) score keeper at baseball and softball games, family holiday parties, trips to Florida with family, visiting family in Upstate N.Y., and attending all of her grandchildren's sporting events, concerts and anything else that involved her "grands." Mary Lou knew everyone and could find someone she knew at any corner of the Earth. It would take her less than six questions to make a connection with anyone/anywhere.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Roger A.; son, Andrew R. and his wife, Christine; son, Bradley J. and his wife Jennifer; five grandchildren: Tyler J. and his fiancé Marley, Kelsey M., Brady A., Colby J. and Addison C. Mason. She is also survived by her sister, Judi A. Daigle; and brother-in-law, Gary; many nieces, nephews, cousins and "very very best friends." She was predeceased by her mother, father, and two brothers, Russell A. (Chummy) Antell and Robert O. Antell.
Everyone that knew her that are of a certain age called her, Mumma Lou. The generation younger called her Grummy. She was not only a grandmother to her five grands, but to all their friends too-even going to other kid's sporting events to show her love and support. She was affectionately known as ½ of the "perfect grandparent team." Mary Lou's calling in life was as a grandmother. She loved her "five grands" with all her heart.
In lieu of flowers or other donations, Mary Lou would want everyone to buy their own bottle(s) of Bacardi Light (the cheap stuff) and raise a glass to her and toast to all the fun she had and all the laughs she gave us while she was here. She would want us to remember her homemade "coo coo juice" and how great her pepperoni bread was and to always remember how deeply loved we were by her. She was one in a million and we were lucky that she was ours.

Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, will be Friday, February 21, 2020, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 120 Main Street, Amesbury, and burial at Bartlett Cemetery.
Published on February 19, 2020


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Sandra DeMaree
Feb 20, 2020
My condolences. She was a special lady. I worked with her at Amesbury hospital.
Bob Ponticelli
Feb 19, 2020
My condolences to her family. Marylou worked for me at Amesbury hospital and she and Roger use to visit us in Maine at our cottage.
Sue Jenkins
Feb 19, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Mary Lou’s beautiful family and many friends. I know that you were richly blessed by her, as she was by all of you. We are praying that God fills your heart with peace, comfort, and warm memories during this time of loss.
With much love and sympathy,
Clark and Sue Jenkins
Annalisa Stefanile Burke
Feb 19, 2020
Roger, Andy, Brad, & families, I can not express how deeply sorry I am to hear this. Mumma Lou was one of the BEST. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. You have all gained an ANGEL to watch over you. xoxo
Pamela Noon
Feb 19, 2020
Loved by many, missed by all who loved her. A true loss to us all, but only good things to remember.
Jeanne [Gosselin] Carlsen,
Feb 19, 2020
I had the pleasure of growing up with Mary Lou and Judi, our parents were the best of friends. My mother's name was Louise, hence her middle name. What a lovely, happy, friendly person she was. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Please accept my sympathy for your loss and God help you all through this difficult time.
Judith E Plum
Feb 19, 2020
I will never forget Mumma Lou and all the wonderful things we did .It was so much fun knowing her back in our young days and at our Class of 61 luncheons. May she rest in peace.
Jackie Lucchesi
Feb 19, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Mary Lou at Amesbury Hospital back in the seventies. She was the heart of our small work community and so helpful for me as I adjusted to a new life, new job, and new work environment. My condolences to Roger and all her family and friends.