Mark Stephen Cullen, 56,
beloved husband of Kimberly A. (Burke) Cullen of Ipswich,
died Saturday, July 19, 2014 in his home surrounded by family
after his long fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
NY on October 1, 1957 he was the son of
Eileen (Bransfield) Cullen of Ipswich and the late James
Cullen. Mark was raised in
Melrose and was a 1975 graduate
He entered the US Army in 1976 and was stationed for two years
Korea as a microwave system
technician. Following his discharge he returned to Melrose and trained
and worked as plumber until his recent illness.
Ipswich his home in 2007. He enjoyed sharing his time
Ipswich and Cape Neddick Maine
where he met his wife Kimberly.
Mark's military service was very important to him. He continued
to give back to the community by donating his time and services
along with assisting in many fundraising events. He was an
active member of the VFW Post #5707 in Rowley, VFW Post #6977
Cape Neddick, and Amvets Post
Marks passing leaves a hole in many hearts. He will be deeply
missed by his family and many friends who stood by him during
his lengthy illness.
addition to his wife Kimberly of Ipswich and Cape Neddick, he
is survived by his precious dog Ruby, his mother, Eileen Cullen
of Ipswich, a daughter, Nicole Cullen of Everett; a
granddaughter Brooklyn LaMonica of Everett; a mother in law,
Linda Laskey of Melrose, two brothers, Timothy Cullen and his
wife Barbara of West Newbury, and Daniel Cullen and his wife
Sarah of Ipswich, a sister, Joanne Cerretani and her husband
Mike of Great Falls, VA, a sister in law, Jennifer Deforest and
her husband Russ of Simpsonville, SC, his nieces and nephews,
Patrick, Mathew, Meaghan, Teaghan, Aidan and Shaelin Cullen,
John, Lauren, Brian and Evan Cerretani, Kaia, Thye and Jada
Deforest and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
His funeral will be held 10 am Tuesday, July 29 from the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by
the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at noon
in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Road.,
Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Memorial contributions in his name may be
made to VFW Post #6977, 75 Cape Neddick Rd, Cape Neddick, ME.
03902, VFW Post # 5707, 19 Bradford St., Rowley, MA 01969 and or
the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave,
Manhattan Beach, CA.