Mark A. Fanion

Date of Passing:

March 5, 2010

Fanion, Mark, A., 32, formerly of Miller Street, Barrington, died peacefully at home in Weymouth, MA on March 5, 2010 after a two year battle with cancer.

Mark was a native of Barrington, RI, graduating from Barrington High School in 1995. Mark began his career as a Communications Professional with a degree in Mass Communications from Quinnipiac University in 1999. It was there he met his devoted wife of 8 years, Elissa L. (Jeffers) Fanion, formerly of Clifton Park, NY.

Mark went on to become a News Producer in Utica, NY and at WRGB Channel 6 in Schenectady, NY. He worked in communications and public relations at Fortitech in Schenectady. For the past two years, he was a Manager of Corporate Communications at Millennium, the Takeda Oncology Company in Cambridge, MA. Mark was an avid sports fan and an active member of many organizations including the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity (Theta Iota Chapter).

Mark was a devoted and loving father, husband, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, parents Kenneth G. and Jacqueline L. (Adams) Fanion of Seekonk, MA, beautiful daughters Lorelai and Evelyn; a loving brother, Jason K. Fanion, his wife Heidi and their children Soraya and Blaise of Barrington, RI, adored niece Caroline Jeffers of Houston, TX, and many supportive extended family, friends, and colleagues. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Gregory Randolph of Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary and the people of Millennium Takeda for their incredible care and support.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday March 11, 2010 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, East Providence, RI from 4-8 pm.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington, RI on Friday March 12, 2010 at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mark’s memory to MGH Endocrine Tumor Center, c/o Dr. G. Daniels, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA, 02114.

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