BENNINGTON - Mark D. Poirier Jr., 53, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
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He was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Dec. 6, 1960, the son of Mark D. Sr. and Karen (Smith) Poirier.
He was a 1977 graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School.
Following his schooling, Mr. Poirier served in the U.S. Army.
In earlier years, he was employed at UST in Bennington and at the time of his death, he worked at Southern Vermont College as a campus safety security guard over the past 10 years.
He enjoyed playing all sports, including softball in the Bennington Men's League. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Poirier of Shaftsbury and Abbie Cummings of Bennington; two grandchildren; his mother of Bennington; his father and stepmother Patricia Poirier of Schuylerville, N.Y.; six siblings, Sandy Moore of Stratton, Michael Poirier of North Carolina, Denise Perrotta of Bennington, Michelle and Dawn Poirier of Pownal and David Poirier of Schuylerville; three stepchildren, Michael Buck of North Adams, Mass., Heather Buck of Lenox, Mass., and Sierra Buck of Bennington; his former wife, Deborah Eaton of Shaftsbury; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Poirier was predeceased by a stepson, Clint Buck.
The private funeral at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home will be followed by burial in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his daughter, Jennifer Poirier, in care of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
For online condolences, visit www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Rutland Herald on Aug. 4, 2014