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Mark A.

January 1, 1958 – March 8, 2021

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Obituary for Mark A. Bailey

Loving Husband, Son, Brother
U.S. Air Force Veteran

Mark A. Bailey, 63, of Pepperell, MA, went home to be with his Lord on March 8, 2021, surrounded and supported by loving family. He was the cherished husband of Dawn M. (Bronk) Bailey with whom he had shared 36 years of marriage.

Mark was born in Manchester, NH on New Year’s Day, 1958, a son of Dorothy (Girouard) Bailey of Gastonia, NC, and the late Ralph T. Bailey. He grew up in Chelmsford, MA, and graduated from Chelmsford High School with the Class of 1976. Mark attended the Culinary Program at Newbury College, and went on to major in Psychology at the University of Maine.

Mark entered the U.S. Air Force in 1976 and was honorably discharged in 1982. Sergeant Bailey received the Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Longevity Service Ribbon.

After meeting at the Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell, they began “Mark and Dawn’s Adventures” on March 8, 1985. They fostered several children while living in upstate New York, and Mark became a Pastor in Bangor, Maine in 2005.

For many years, Mark continued his call to duty as a dedicated Health Care Technician working at the VA Hospitals in Bedford, MA and Togus, ME. He was devoted to his ministry as a part time pastor, and spent his entire life in selfless service to others. He enjoyed sports and camping, but most of all, he loved to fish.

Mark was best known for his shining sense of humor that could make you smile on your darkest day. He will be dearly missed but always remembered as we celebrate his journey home into the warmth of God’s love.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mark is survived by a sister, Heidi Green, his mother and father-in-law, Rose and Walter Bronk, brothers-in-law Richard Forest, Walter Bronk Jr., Mark Bobek, and Jeff Green; sisters-in-law Paula Forest, Janine Bobek and Colleen Bronk, and many loving nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Carol Ann Bailey.

Friends are invited to comfort Mark’s family during a walk-through visitation at the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, on Friday between 5 and 7 p.m. It being his wish, Mark’s funeral service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen, P. O. Box 2257, Lowell, MA 01850 (or online at Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Mark’s life tribute page at


When Friday, March 12, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home
122 Princeton Boulevard
Lowell, MA 01851
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