Mark T. Lovely, 62, of Leicester, MA, died on May 8th at UMass Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Worcester to the late Leo and Margaret (Dowd). He is survived by his wife of 27 years Jane (McLear) Lovely, three step-children W. Paul Connor with his wife Tara of Auburn, Timothy with his partner Bernadette Conneely of Auburn, and Amanda Dickey with her partner Glenn Cunningham of Worcester, daughter Amanda Patricks, sister Susan Maxon with her husband John of Richmond Hill, GA, brother Michael with his wife Joyce of Auburn, brother-in-law Robert Clotar of Leicester, nephew and Godson Marc Lovely of Auburn, 7 grandchildren- Landon, Collin, Camryn, Lauryn, Addison, Brody and Cait, several nieces, nephews, in-laws and many friends. He was pre-deceased by his sister Lee who passed away in 2014.
Mark graduated from Auburn High School in 1976 and enlisted in the Coast Guard. Upon completion of duty he held various positions in the greater Worcester area for many years. For more than two decades Mark owned and operated Uncle Mark’s Restaurant in Auburn along with his wife and step-daughter Amanda Dickey serving food and laughter to his many loyal customers and friends. He was an avid supporter of all the professional Boston sports teams, enjoyed fishing with his brother Michael, gardening in his backyard, and vacationing in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. He was fortunate, on many occasions, to summon the courage and parachute from a plane. Throughout his life Mark developed and maintained a special rapport with his family and friends who called him by his nickname “Uncle Mark” and especially with his children and grandchildren who called him “Papi”. There was always time for fun.
Mark was a strong supporter of the Veterans Associations, Alzheimer’s Foundation and Cancer research.
The family asks that flowers be omitted. If desired, donations may be made to one of his causes or the charity of your choice in his name.
A reception in his memory will be held at the Auburn Elks Club on Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at noon.