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Cynthia Buffinton Mason, 96

Born in Norwood, MA in 1923 and a Mayflower descendant, Cynthia was the daughter of Hazel Dell Sargent and Fred Grosvenor Allman of Sharon. She attended Sharon schools and the University of Massachusetts and loved all the New England communities she lived in.

A naturally gifted athlete and a great lover of the outdoors, Cynthia was an avid tennis player with a long-standing group in Westport, who until her mid-80s, regularly beat her grandsons on the court. She loved skiing, sailing, cruising, bird watching, reading, and gardening and had a great sense of fun and adventure much loved by her entire family.

Cynthia and her second husband, Frank Mason, whose own family has deep Westport roots, spent happy years summering in Groton Long Point along with her large family and many close friends. The Masons also enjoyed winter stays for many years at Ocean’s Reach on Sanibel Island, Florida.

Cynthia’s love of family and her close friendships spanning all ages will remain a source of great strength and comfort to her husband, and to her large family. Her generous spirit welcomed many far-flung friends and acquaintances to family gatherings. She frequently shared the family’s Westport home with those in need of a positive, loving environment.  She was an extraordinary woman who will be deeply missed.

A Celebration of Life for Cynthia Mason will be held Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at the Mystic Congregational Church, followed by a reception at the Casino at Groton Long Point. The burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National Audubon Society.

Born in Norwood, MA in 1923 and a Mayflower descendant, Cynthia was the daughter of Hazel Dell Sargent and Fred Grosvenor Allman of Sharon. She attended Sharon schools and the University of Massachusetts and loved all the New England communities she lived in.

A naturally gifted athlete and a great lover of the outdoors, Cynthia was an avid tennis player with a long-standing group in Westport, who until her mid-80s, regularly beat her grandsons on the court. She loved skiing, sailing, cruising, bird watching, reading, and gardening and had a great sense of fun and adventure much loved by her entire family.

Cynthia and her second husband, Frank Mason, whose own family has deep Westport roots, spent happy years summering in Groton Long Point along with her large family and many close friends. The Masons also enjoyed winter stays for many years at Ocean’s Reach on Sanibel Island, Florida.

Cynthia’s love of family and her close friendships spanning all ages will remain a source of great strength and comfort to her husband, and to her large family. Her generous spirit welcomed many far-flung friends and acquaintances to family gatherings. She frequently shared the family’s Westport home with those in need of a positive, loving environment.  She was an extraordinary woman who will be deeply missed.

A Celebration of Life for Cynthia Mason will be held Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at the Mystic Congregational Church, followed by a reception at the Casino at Groton Long Point. The burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National Audubon Society.

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