BATH — Mark Paul Pelletier, 52, died June 18 after a 12-year battle with graft-versus-host disease at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He was born Feb. 19, 1963, in Fort Kent to Raynold and Rolande Pelletier. He graduated from Fort Kent Community High School in 1981, and then served as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps until his honorable discharge in 1984. For the last 15 years, Pelletier worked as an electrical supervisor at Bowdoin College.
Pelletier enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and hunting. He was the “master of barbecue” and enjoying challenging anyone for control of the grill. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time his family, close friends and others for whom he cared.
Pelletier is survived by his stepson, Spencer Rainey, and his companion, Lindsey McKay; daughter, Samantha, and her companion, Rob Vitulli; daughter, Lauren; son, Logan; and three grandchildren, Ivy Vitulli, Lily Vitulli and Myles Rainey. He is also survived by his parents; brothers, Dean Pelletier and his wife, Debbie, of Brunswick, David Pelletier and his wife, Joyce, of Wallagrass, Ricky Pelletier and his wife, Nancy, of Lewiston, and Ken Pelletier and his wife, Jamie, of Soldier Pond; two sisters, Linda Shaw, of Presque Isle, and Donna Madore, of Farmingdale; and nieces and nephews.
Pelletier’s family extends thanks to all those who cared for him, including his friends and the staff at Mid Coast Hospital, the Lafayette Family Cancer Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Spaulding Hospital.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, July 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish, in Bath. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations for the children may be made to The Pelletier Memorial Fund, c/o Five County Credit Union, P.O. Box 598, Bath, ME 04530.