Stanetsky Memorial Chapels

475 Washington Street, Canton, MA


Arnold Z. Mason

September 14, 1928September 20, 2019

Arnold Z. Mason of Centerville, MA and Marco Island, FL; formerly of Newton, MA. Passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at his home, known to friends as the “River’s Edge”, after recently celebrating his 91st birthday.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth (Richman) Mason.

Beloved father of Gail Cummings, Richard Mason and his wife Diane, and Joan Mason Levitts. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Whitt and her husband Keith, Brian Mason and his wife Brynn, and Emily Mason and her husband Robert Burdsall, and great-grandfather of Teagan and Sienna Whitt. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Victoria Mason and his sister Rhoda Peltzman.

Veteran, realtor, developer, advisor, philanthropist, and friend…Arnold’s love of life was well known to all who knew him. He was always searching for the joy and beauty in life. This was so evident in his photography. Whether it was a picture of flowers, people, a reflection in a puddle, or a sunset, Arnold always captured the joy he saw.

Following a private family burial on Monday, September 23rd, shiva will be held at the home of Joan Mason Levitts from 1:00 pm until 9:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Solomon Scholars Fund, Brigham & Women's Hospital Development, 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.


  • Services are Private


Arnold Z. Mason

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rebecca perry

September 22, 2019

Such sad news. The end of an era. He was a special person for sure. I feel so fortunate to be even a small part of his circle, and will miss him greatly.
Whether gardening staff, people who knew him from his bike rides or walks , or would just meet him while he was getting the mail, he made a lasting impression.
We all have memories that will keep him with us always.
Gail, Richard, Joan, Diane, Vicki, all the grands and great grands, I know the losses have been many these last few years. I know there have also been joyful times and he has been so fortunate to have had you support, as I know his has been important to you all.
At some point in the near future you will be able to remember him as the strong, vital man he was and the sadness of his decline and his passing will be replaced with all the crazy, funny, great times you all had together.
I know I have lots of fun and happy memeories that I will keep with me always.
I know he is now safely with Ruth and they are planning the next event...