Ann Marie Fafinski-Mason

Ann Marie Fafinski-Mason

Ann Marie Fafinski-Mason, 63, of Chipley, Florida, went to eternal peace on February 26, 2024. She was surrounded by those who loved her most.

Ann was a resident of Chipley, Florida but spent most of her life as a resident of Sinclairville, NY. Ann was full of selfless love that was apparent until her last breath.

Born in Jamestown, NY on October 5, 1960, she was the daughter of Mary and Thomas Fafinski. Ann was a 1978 graduate of Jamestown high school and later attended JCC. She was proud of her 30 year career as a leader in telecommunications at Alltel (later Windstream and Time Warner). In addition, she supported many community organizations and worked tirelessly to better the world around her.

In her free time Ann loved to be outside in the sunshine by a pool or gardening and walking in the woods. One of her favorite things to do was cheering on the local sporting events, especially for her children. Ann was happy to provide a fun, loving space for her children and their friends to grow up and make memories. There was always a seat at her table for anyone that needed it.

Ann had a long list of accomplishments but she was most proud of her family. Surviving is her best friend and loving husband of 32 years Barry Mason Sr. and two children Barry Mason Jr. of Chipley Fl, and MaryAnn (Joshua) Schauman of Mayville, NY. Ann had two grandchildren that were her light in this world; Nolan and Jordyn. Also surviving brothers John (Candace) of Falconer, William (Kris) of Lakewood and Daniel of Frewsburg. Her brother-in-laws Dana (Rena) of Chipley, Fl, George (Christine) of Pierson, Fl, John (Amanda) of Dothan, Al and Nathan (Camy) of Randolph. Also surviving is her father-in-law George Mason Sr. Of Naples, Fl and mother-in-law Juliet Hornburg of Chipley, Fl. In addition she had many nieces and nephews who were like additional children to her and lifelong friends who always lived within her heart. She also leaves behind her loving pets Lucy and Chase. Ann is preceded in death by her parents Mary and Tom Fafinski and a brother Michael.

Ann fought tirelessly against various health issues, most recently lymphedema.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be given to fund research at lymphatic network.org.

Ann was a proud American and supporter of the military and first responders, a contribution to your local legion or volunteer firehall would honor her memory graciously.

Ann lived a big life so a big celebration of life will be planned this summer in the sunshine so family and friends from all over can attend. Later details will be available. One final request in honor of Ann; be kind to one another.