ASHLAND — Mark Hormell, 57, of Ashland, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Community Hospice House, in Merrimack, NH with his loving wife by his side after a courageous year and a half battle with Leukemia.
Born on October 31, 1955, in Melrose, MA, he was the son of Robert S. and Catherine (McManuis) Hormell. Mark was raised in Melrose, attended local schools and graduated from the Melrose High School, Class of '73. Mark went on to attend the University of Maine – Orono, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1977 and completed a year at UMO's grad school in '78. Mark was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
Mark went on to work for the Timco Co. starting in 1981 and became controller in 1984; he was the youngest controller ever in the company. He spent most of his career at Timco working there for 19 years before its closing in 2003. Mark spent many years after Timco's closing at various accounting jobs, but most recently with Freudenberg NOK, in Northfield, as a controller for a little over a year.
Mark enjoyed many hobbies including: photography, carpentry/woodworking, traveling, enjoyed many styles of music, and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Mark was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church.
Mark is predeceased by his parents and sister, Jane Kiah.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Patricia Ann (Norwood) Hormell, of Ashland; two daughters, Jennifer Stearns and husband Brian, of Raleigh, NC, Sarah Groleau and husband David, of St. Augustine, FL; grandchildren, Calla Mae and Rowan Groleau, of St. Augustine, FL; brothers, Robert G. Hormell, of Center Harbor and George Hormell, of Belmont.
A celebration of life will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes 3 and 104), Meredith, on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2 p.m.. Rev. Dave Doyle will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark's memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054.
Mayhew Funeral Homes of Meredith & Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Mark's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com