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Mark J. Needham

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Mark J. Needham 54, of Franklin died suddenly August 18, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center, shortly after arrival. He was the husband of Patricia M. (Fizer) Needham. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, March 7, 1959, the son of the late Thomas H. and Ursula. (McHale) Needham, Mr. Needham was raised in Cranston, Rhode Island and had lived in Franklin since 1989. He was a graduate of Cranston East High School and the Devry Technical Institute. An electronic technician he had worked for the EMC Corporation and previously for the Digital Corporation and Data General. Mark loved to tend to his vegetable garden, music, especially Bruce Springsteen, and to learn all there was about planes and He was also a backyard birder and was an official weather spotter for NOAA. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sisters Claire Tuohy of Wrentham and Jane Myers of Attleboro. He was the brother of the late Thomas Needham. His funeral service was held on Friday August 23 in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 131 Main Street Franklin at 10:00. Burial will be private In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Franklin Food Pantry, 43 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS. 66675.

Published in The Country Gazette from Aug. 21 to Aug. 28, 2013
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