Northborough – Martha B. (Savener) Mason, 83, passed away Dec. 20, 2018, at UMass Medical Center-University Campus in Worcester after a short illness.
Martha was born in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of the late Harry and Rhea (Sacks) Savener. Growing up in New Haven, Martha excelled in school – receiving all “A’s” – and enjoyed the company of many friends.
Martha was multi-talented. She loved to horseback ride, read, and paint with oils. She was an excellent Bridge player and happy to teach friends how to play. She was one of only two girls in her high school class to be admitted to Wellesley College, where she received an excellent liberal arts education, concentrating in English literature, and auditioned for and was admitted to sing with a well-known campus a cappella group.
After her return to the New Haven area she worked as an advertising director at the former Besse Rich Company. It was here that she met her future husband, David Mason, a visiting sales representative. This by fate moment was the beginning of 56 years together until Martha’s passing.
Martha worked for several years as the public relations director at Anna Maria College and served as a freelance writer for the editorial section of the Worcester Telegram. Later in life, Martha and David were co-owners of the Welch House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Martha is survived by her loving husband, David; two sons, Scott and his wife Caroline of Virginia Beach, Va., and Andrew and his wife Carrie of Framingham; four grandchildren, Danika, Marcus, Sarah Grace, and Kendrick; and two great-grandchildren, Cora-Faye and Lilly.
As per Martha’s wishes, all services were private and are complete.