Mark E. Choiniere, 75, a resident of the Farren Care Center for over 18 years, died on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the facility.
Mark was born in Greenfield on August 29, 1944 the son of Everett and Mary (Annand) Choiniere. He graduated from the Greenfield Vocational School in 1962.
In November of 1962 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was assigned to the 5008th Support Squadron at the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska until his honorable discharge in 1966.
Following his service in the Air Force, Mark later returned to Alaska and was employed at the International Airport in Anchorage. He was part of the Fire Safety and Security forces at the airport. He would return to live in Alaska a total of three times.
In 1975, Mark came back to Greenfield and became a member of the Greenfield Fire Department until 1981.
He is survived by his sister Kathleen “Kathie” Choiniere of Montague. He was predeceased by his father Everett in 1975, his mother Mary in September of 2008, and his brother David “Zeke” in May of 2008.
A graveside service will take place in the spring at South Cemetery in Leyden.
It is requested that no flowers be sent and memorial contributions be made to Parkinson’s Disease Research online at www.michaeljfox.org/donate
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