Waltham – Mr. Mark C. Shannon, of Waltham, died at home on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 following a months long battle with cancer. He was 67.
Mark was a lifelong resident of Waltham and a 1971 graduate of Waltham High School. For years he worked as the head printer for Arkwright Insurance Company in Waltham and after that worked for a number of years at Becton Dickinson in Waltham, a medical technology company.
He was a lifelong Red Sox fan and aside from his family Mark's real passion was for music. He was an accomplished guitar player and that, combined with his wit and personality, made him a star attraction at family gatherings.
Mark leaves his wife, Marjorie J. Bowers; his step-children, Kristin Millan, Jennifer Tweedy and Michael Tweedy; his grandchildren, Aiden and Ethan Millan and Elijah Owens; his brothers and sister, Gary Shannon (Paula), Richard Shannon (Nancy) and Marie Westcott (Jerry) and many nieces, nephews and their families.
He was a son of the late Whitney Shannon and Florence (Crosby) Moritz and her late husband, Bob.
A memorial service for Mark will be held on Friday, June 25th, at 10:30 a.m. in Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.