Karen L. (Beturne) Mason, 50, of Bristol, Conn., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Karen is survived by her beloved husband Bill Mason and son Derek Mason, both of Bristol. She was the daughter of David and Margaret (Benoit) Beturne of Hampden, Mass. She was born in Springfield, Mass. on Dec. 21, 1970. Karen was a graduate of Cathedral High School, University of Bridgeport and achieved her Master’s in Education from Sacred Heart University. She had previously worked as a first grade teacher in Hamden, Conn.. She volunteered her time to many school organizations and committees. Earlier, she enjoyed attending Derek’s baseball games and always liked watching the Yankees, The Voice and the Olympics. Attending a live performance of “So You Think You Can Dance” was especially meaningful as Karen had taken dancing and gymnastic lessons for many years. She enjoyed listening to music and reading novels as well as playing competitive games with her family. She was a very kindhearted and selfless person who spent a lot of her time writing thoughtful messages in greeting cards to family and friends. She loved getting together with family and friends as well. She especially enjoyed the Christmas season and celebrating Christmas Eve at the Beturnes. Even the simple pleasures of life like a warm sunny day or a surprise delivery of sunflowers boosted her spirits.
Along with her husband Bill and son Derek, and her parents David and Margaret, she is survived by her brother David Beturne and his wife Julie of Ellington, Conn. and her mother in law Margaret Mason of Little Egg Harbor, N.J.; and 2 sisters-in-law, Doreen Mason and Peggy Gould. Karen always enjoyed spending time with her nephews Ben, Nathan, Christopher, Nicholas, and Cole and niece Sarah, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. She also leaves behind her beloved cat Oreo. Karen meant so much to so many and will be dearly missed by all those she came in contact with.
Funeral services for Karen will be held Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, Mass. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Hampden, Mass. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Karen’s family asks that you honor her life and memory with donations to the Arthritis Foundation, https://www.arthritis.org/donate or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, 266 Cold Spring Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089 or . For more information please go to www.kapinosmazurfh.com .