WESTFIELD - S. Scott Mason, certified funeral service practitioner, and the owner and manager of the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, recently announced the addition of Douglas W. Sanderson to his staff.
Sanderson is a recent New York state-licensed funeral director, having graduated from the American Academy-McAllister Institute of New York City with his associate degree in occupational studies-funeral service, where he earned top honors in his class. Sanderson will assume all the responsibilities of his degree and will assist in the day-to-day operation of the funeral home.
Sanderson is the son of James and Shirley (Leach) Sanderson and the husband of Donna (Winslow) Sanderson. Doug and Donna have three children who all live locally with their spouses, Kayla (RJ) Hotchkiss, Andrew (Erica) Sanderson and Rachael (Jason) Carr. Doug and Donna are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.
Douglas W. Sanderson
Sanderson is no stranger to funeral service; he has worked at the funeral home in various capacities since he was 16 years old. He has always had a passion for funeral service and for helping others in their time of need.
Sanderson is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 118 of Westfield and the Westfield Fireman's Exempt Association. He is a former member and officer of the Westfield Fire Department and its rescue squad, where he served several years as captain.
In what little spare time he has, Sanderson enjoys spending time with his family and puttering around his home.
The Mason Funeral Home has carried on the dignified services that began in 1896 with the Carpenter Funeral Service, then in 1955 the Wallace Funeral Home, and in 1982 the Brewer Funeral Home until 1993 when the Masons took over the proud tradition. For more information please do not hesitate to call the funeral home at 326-2811 or visit on the Web at www.masonfuneral.com.