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Official Obituary of

Mark R. Fraser

December 7, 1953 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Mark Fraser Obituary

Mark Robert Fraser, known affectionately to many as Mark, Macgyver, Spacey, Frase, and Funcle Mark, passed away peacefully of natural causes surrounded by his wife and family, at the age of 70 at the Kaplan House, Danvers, MA. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he was a man who embodied the spirit of adventure and the joy of life's simple pleasures.

Mark was a beloved husband to Mary Ellen (Pierce) Fraser of Middleton, MA with whom he shared 33 years of countless, cherished moments and memories filled with love and laughter.  He was the son of the late Robert A. and Ruth E. Fraser of Salem, Massachusetts, and a brother who will be profoundly missed by Anne Sweet and her late husband, Robert " Buddy" Sweet of Rowley, MA, Dr. Peter Fraser of Cambridge, England, Robert A. Fraser Jr. and his wife, Eileen (DeeDee), of Hampstead, NC, and Dana A. Fraser and his wife, Lisa, of Swampscott, MA. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Gerard J. Pierce, Jr., fondly known as "GJ," and leaves behind a loving legacy with his brothers-in-law, William, Christopher, David, Stephen Pierce, and sister-in-law, Joanne Pierce Kelly. As a son-in-law to the late Gerard J. and Mary E. Pierce of Peabody, MA, Mark was a cherished member of the extended Pierce family. His many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews will fondly remember the joy and laughter he brought to family gatherings along with his famous smoked turkeys.  

Educated in the Salem School System and a graduate of ITT Technical Institute, Mark forged a career as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. His work ethic and dedication to his craft earned him the respect and friendship of his colleagues. He was a man who not only built roads but also bridges between people through his camaraderie and willingness to lend a helping hand.

Mark's interests were as diverse as they were passionate. He was a man who found joy in the roar of a Harley engine, the satisfaction of a well-crafted piece of carpentry, and most importantly, the company of his family and friends. His adventurous spirit was matched by his courage and his ability to fix just about anything—earning him the playful nickname of "Macgyver."

Those who knew Mark appreciated his handy skills, whether it was maintaining his beloved motorcycle or tackling a new carpentry project. His adventurous soul led him to explore the open road, often accompanied by friends who shared his love for the freedom of the ride. Yet, it was his courage that stood out the most, as he faced life's challenges with a steadfast resolve and a heart full of bravery.

Mark's legacy is one of love, laughter, and the courage to embrace life's journey with open arms. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, his warm embrace, and his ability to make each person he met feel like the most important person in the world. His memory will be cherished and kept alive through the stories shared by those who knew him best.

As we say goodbye to Mark, we celebrate a life well-lived, a journey well-traveled, and a man well-loved. He has left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and his spirit will continue to inspire us to live life to the fullest.

Mark's family takes comfort in knowing that he has now joined his beloved parents,  In Laws and brothers-in-law in eternal peace. His memory will be a guiding light, a source of strength, and a reminder to embrace each day with the same zest for life that he did.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Mark Robert Fraser, you have touched so many lives, and your story will be told for generations to come. Rest in peace, dear Mark, until we meet again. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care Dimensions, Kaplan House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers MA 01923 in Mark's memory or just a simple hug everyday to your significant other.  Mary Ellen says hugging Mark everyday will be the thing she will miss most.


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Kaplan Family Hospice House
78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923


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