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Lois (Mason) Towers NORWOOD, Mass. — Lois (Mason) Towers, 96, died peacefully in Norwood, April 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Lois was the unexpected twin of Frederic Ogden Mason and Helen Williams Pittman, of Winnetka, Illinois, born on Aug. 27, 1922. She attended the Northshore Country Day School and Bryn Mawr College. She was the great-granddaughter of Roswell B. Mason, mayor of Chicago during the Great Fire of 1871, and a Mayflower descendant. At the start of WWII, she joined the Civil Service and worked at the Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois, where she met Navy pilot, Charles Stewart Towers, her devoted husband for the next 70 years. She and Charlie (fondly known as Guv) raised four children in Lloyd Harbor, New York. She was a passionate gardener, a graceful tennis player, and a brave chief navigator in her husband’s small plane. She loved cocktails at drink time, and had a large circle of devoted friends. Lovingly called “Dran” and revered by her family, she was best-known for her entertaining storytelling. Her knowledge of history, literature and family lore was unsurpassed. Her cheerful singing brightened each day, and her gentle humor endeared her to all. She and Charlie retired to Beaufort, South Carolina, Dedham, and then to New Pond Village, Walpole. They spent happy summers hosting grandchildren at their camp house on Curtis Pond in Calais, Vermont. She was predeceased by husband Charles; brothers Frederick and Roswell Mason; and son John Carstairs Towers. She is survived by three daughters Helen (Penny) Wilber and husband Dennis, of Plainfield, Vermont, Lily Laing and husband Harley, of Brunswick, Maine, Diana McNamara and husband Bill, of Dedham; grandchildren John Towers, Caroline Hukari, Charles Towers, Austin Wilber, Mason Wilber, Katherine Parkhurst, Robin Lidington, William McNamara, Jamie McNamara; and 10 great-grandchildren Jack, Will and Paige Towers, Henry and Lucy Hukari, Sam, Luke and Ben Towers, Lily and Will Parkhurst, and Jack Lidington. A memorial celebration will be held this summer in Calais, Vermont. Condolences may be sent to George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 to be forwarded to the family. For online guestbook, gfdoherty.com.

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