Mason Lee Ford, Sr.September 7, 1945 ~ November 23, 2017 (age 72)
Mason Lee Ford, Sr., 72, lifetime resident of Colchester, passed away Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017). Mason was born September 7, 1945 to the late Carter and Thelma (Reeves) Ford. Prior to his retirement in 2006, Mason worked as a professional truck driver for most of his life, served as Town Constable in Lebanon for 10 years and was a Life Member of the Colchester-Hayward Volunteer Fire Company, serving as a Fire Police Officer and ambulance driver. Mason had a love for trucks, wrestling, drag racing and any muscle car out there. He had an even greater love for his family and friends. He leaves his loving wife of 11 years (and companion of nearly 30), Barbara (Light) Ford; three children, Vanessa & Rob Migliore of East Hartford, Mason Ford, Jr. of Magalia, CA and Matthew O’Connor of Lebanon; grandchildren/great grandchildren, Michael, Kennedy, Dominic & Nina; sisters, Arlene Ford of Manchester, Geraldine & Winston Blake of Hartford and Virginia Green of Springfield, MA; sister-in-law, Cathleen & Harry Leonard of Sefner, FL; brothers-in-law, Bruce Light of Enfield and Paul & Lori Light of Rocky Hill; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends, Basil Spedaliere and Arnold Ewing. He also leaves his beloved fur baby, Buttons. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Kevin and Sgt. Richard Ford and a sister, Thelma Hubbard.
Friends may call 4 – 7 PM Tuesday (Nov. 28th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The Funeral will assemble starting at 10:30 AM Wednesday (Nov. 29th) at the funeral home before a Chapel Service at 11 AM. Burial with fire department honors will follow in the Linwood Cemetery, Colchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Colchester-Hayward VFC, 18-54 Old Hartford Road, Colchester 06415 or to the American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215 (www.diabetes.org)
Colchester-Hayward Volunteer Fire Company
18-54 Old Hartford Road, Colchester CT 06415
American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215