Mark Thomas Adam
FUNERAL HOME
Connor-Healy Funeral Home - Manchester
537 Union Street
Manchester, NH
Mark Thomas Adam 61, of Manchester, NH passed away on Monday, January 18th in Naples, Florida. He is survived by his wife Elaine Shagoury Adam and their two children, Zachary Mark and Yasmin Rachel Adam. Mark is remembered by his half sister Mary-Ellen Adam and his aunt and six cousins throughout North America; Cathy A. Moufarge and Rebecca Saad of New Hampshire, David Hadley of Pennsylvania, Dorothy Makarios, Sammy Makarios, and Laurie Makarios Maalouf of Quebec and Samuel J. Saad Jr. of Florida.

Mark led a remarkably loving life guided by his faith in Christ. He held many roles, including; member of the National Association of Theater Owners, nominee for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, entrepreneur, philanthropist, OUPV licensed boating captain, fisherman, world traveler, scuba diver, godfather, counselor, and mentor. However, his proudest and most cherished roles were that of a devoted husband and father.

He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire to Mary Saad Adam and Frank Thomas Adam, both deceased. He was raised by his mother in the Eastern Orthodox faith where he discovered his love for the church, and Christ. Following his passion, he attended Hellenic College in Brookline, Massachusetts. There he met both his soul-mate and wife, Elaine, his life-long best friend and koumbaros William Bakos, now known as Fr. Iakovos of Simonopetra Monastery in Greece, and made many other lasting connections with many Orthodox clergy members. He later transferred to Boston College where he graduated in 1982 with a degree in business.

Mark felt it was of the highest importance to be a provider for his wife and future family. Shortly after they married in 1982, Mark began working for his father at Canad Cinemas. There he learned about the movie theater industry and worked his way up from Theater Manager to Vice President of Operations. When Canad Cinemas was sold in 1998, Mark took a chance on himself by becoming a self-made entrepreneur.

In 1998, Mark, with the support of his wife, founded Zyacorp Inc, a management company that partook in several ventures including; Zyacorp Hotels founded in 1998 which owned and operated the Howard Johnson's Hotel in South Portland, Maine from 1998 to 2011, and Zyacorp Entertainment Companies founded in 1999, which currently owns and operates Cinemagic Movie Theaters. Since it's founding, Cinemagic Movie Theaters has grown to eight locations in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, as well as maintaining exclusive licensure to the only IMAX movie screens in New Hampshire and Maine, and being a past Forbes Fortune 100 Company. Even as a successful entrepreneur Mark remained humble, describing himself as a "popcorn salesman." Mark's childhood dream was to become an architect, and an entrepreneur it remained that his favorite aspect of his business was the construction and design of new projects to which he was deeply involved.

Mark was a humble benefactor and servant of the Orthodox Church throughout his life. He served as chanter of St. George Cathedral in Manchester for 20 years, an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Metropolis of Boston Council Member, board member of the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center, past chairman of the Metropolis of Boston Golf Tournament, benefactor of the Metropolis of Boston Faith and Heritage Center, past Archdiocesan Council Member, and he continued the pursuit of his dream of building an Orthodox Monastery in the United States.

Mark had a way with people, and a gravitas that encouraged and inspired those around him. Friends and family of Mark describe him as a kind and wise soul, who made everyone feel loved and welcomed. Those whom have known him for years will feel as though they too have lost a brother, or a father. He was a beacon of hope and happiness for a brighter future to many in his life. Mark's greatest message to his children, and his hope for all those he loved, was to have faith and allow love to lead them.

Services: Calling hours are Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 5 to 8 PM and Friday, January 29, from 9 to 10 AM in St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH. Masks are required. The church has planned social distancing procedures. The Trisagion Service will take place Thursday at 7:30 PM, in the cathedral, with the Rev. Michael Wilson officiating.

The funeral service will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10 AM in the church.

Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, NH.

The funeral service will be live-streamed via Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/6036229113?pwd=Y1dxWC8zaXZCY2VkRXl2K2pTWkVidz09 or via the St. George Cathedral website at http://www.stgeorge.nh.goarch.org/services-live-stream/

Donations in lieu of flowers will be made to Mark's beloved brothers at Simonopetra Monastery in Greece. Due to international banking, please make out any checks to Elaine Adam with Simonopetra Monastery in the memo line.

The Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, Manchester, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

For more information visit: www.connorhealy.com.

Published by Union Leader on Jan. 25, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
28
Calling hours
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
650 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
Jan
28
Service
7:30p.m.
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
650 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
Jan
29
Calling hours
9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
650 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
Jan
29
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
, 650 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
Jan
29
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
Live Streamed
https://zoom.us/j/6036229113?pwd=Y1dxWC8zaXZCY2VkRXl2K2pTWkVidz09, http://www.stgeorge.nh.goarch.org/services-live-stream/, NH
Jan
29
Burial
Pine Grove Cemetery
Manchester, NH
Funeral services provided by:
Connor-Healy Funeral Home - Manchester
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Zach,

I am very to hear about your father. My condolences to you and your family.
Sam Theodosopoulos
Friend
February 24, 2021
To the Adam Family
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Mark for first time more than 30 years ago . He was all the wonderful things mentioned in these postings. He always told me that he was nothing more than a Popcorn salesman, but he obviously was so much more to so many. New Hampshire has lost a true treasure !
Tom Grifffith
Friend
February 23, 2021

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Amy Walker
February 6, 2021
Mark was a dynamic yet gentle man. How well I remember him as a young boy, happy to be with his mother and grandmother, who adored him. His accomplishments, both personal and professional, are testament to the dedication, kindness, and generosity that 'mark' him, and are a lesson for all who knew him.

My very deepest sympathy to his beloved family.
Selma Naccach-Hoff
Friend
February 5, 2021
I was sadden to read about Mark's passing. I am lost for words. All I can say is I will miss talking and seeing him. He was a friend as well as a business customer.
Troy James
Acquaintance
February 4, 2021
Elaine, Zach, Yasmine,
I found out of the devastating news late last evening. Although Mark and I haven’t seen each other’s for years, he always remained a very special person to me. My parents, Jimmy and Marion Vasile became friends with Frank and Mary through the restaurant business. I remember hot summer days, Mary would bring him to Higgins Beach to visit. Mark and I would go swimming to cool off. It was funny how Mary was from Manchester, as I ended up marrying someone from there, and moved from Scarborough, ME to Manchester. I came to a cookout once at your Webster Street home and went to an opening of a new Cinema he was opening. I remember meeting Mark going down the hall at Elliot Hospital Maternity dept., we had a baby a day apart! He was so proud. Mark was a great man and he loved you all so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Debbie Vasile Warren
Friend
February 1, 2021
Elaine,Zach and Yasmin....it has been many years since Mark Nd I did business but I will always remember his upbeat demeanor and passion for doing the right thing. I was sad to read about his passing and will always have great memories of our time together.

Mark Stebbins
Friend
January 31, 2021
Elaine, I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Zach and Yasmin.
Ann Harvey
January 31, 2021
Elaine, Zachary & Yasmin,
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May Mark's memory be a blessing to all.
Bob Boisvert
January 28, 2021
Dear Elaine, Zac, and Yasmine,

My deepest condolences on this very sad loss of your loving husband and father. Mark, as you know, was a great man. I am proud to have called him a dear friend for so many years. His infectious laugh and beaming smiles will be remembered forever.

Your friend,
Kevin Devine
Kevin Devine
Friend
January 28, 2021
The first time I met Mark, I was warned that he was a hugger. At the time, I was not. He changed me, for the better. Those who knew him were fortunate to have had him in their lives. He was an amazing man.
Shirley & Will Tammick
Friend
January 28, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Elaine , Zach and Yasmin during this difficult time . We are so sorry for your loss . Our heart felt condolences to you all . Janice & Joe Lachance
Janice Lachance
Friend
January 28, 2021
Elaine, Zach and Yasmin,

We remember Mark as a go getter and visionary always looking for new ventures. His passion for creating Zyacorp for his children was amazing.

May your fond memories of your lives together remain forever in your hearts.

Please accept our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies.
Kevin and Susan Watts
January 27, 2021
Dear Adam family,

We were stunned to hear of the passing of Mark. We need you to know that In over 30 years offering cleaning services no one has ever treated us with as much love and respect as Mark did.
He genuinely cared about us and our well-being and treated us like family. We will miss him dearly. May his memory be eternal. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Felix & Ana German
Cleaner Than Ever, Inc
Ana & Felix German
Coworker
January 27, 2021
Our deepest sympathies goes out to Mark's family & Friends.
PM Construction Picard
Coworker
January 27, 2021
Dearest Cousin Elaine, John and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and love and are with you.
Kathy Murphy-Steinberg
January 27, 2021
I cannot express in words how sorry I am that Mark has passed. I will most certainly miss him. I’ll always remember Mark’s great sense of humor and our friendship. Mark was a man’s man, a wonderful husband who loved his wife and a great father who loved and cherished his children. Mark, I know you will be looking down from heaven to watch over your family, Rest In Peace my brother.
James Covino
Friend
January 27, 2021
Elaine, Zak and Yasmin...our thoughts and prayers are with you. Andrea Kokolis, Alex, Mike and Steve Johnson
Andrea Kokolis
Friend
January 26, 2021
Dearest Elaine, Yasmin, Zach & Family....
Danny & I are saddened by the loss of your beloved Mark. We feel honored and blessed to have known him all these wonderful years! Mark was a kind and gentle soul and you felt his presence wherever he was. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all, he will be in our hearts forever. May god give you strength during these difficult times may he R.I.P xoxo
Joanne & Danny David
Friend
January 25, 2021
Elaine, Yasmin and Zac, Our sincerest regrets for your loss.
Mark was our friend. Your family are some of most loving and generous people we have known. It was an honor to have shared several fun times over the years with Mark, Elaine, Yasmin, and Zac. Boat shows, dinner, cocktails and cruising and fishing on the boat. Mark's passing is a great loss for us but a great addition for our father in heaven. God bless you Mark and we will meet again in Heaven...... I hope.
Izzy Flores
Friend
January 25, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Cynthia Hutchinson
Family
January 25, 2021
Mark was one of my VERY first friends as a small child. His mom would walk up from where they lived to our house on Ash St. I still have a picture of us in a little plastic swimming pool in the back yard. Years later after his mom passed my mom sold their home on Union Street. Our parents shared the same ethnic culture and gave us both strong foundations in life for which we were grateful. RIP Mark.
Greg Barrett
Friend
January 25, 2021
To Mark's family : Knew Mark since childhood where we were together in Church always. Although we saw each other perhaps once a year , the warmness of his smile and hug said it all every time we saw each other . May God grant him eternal rest amongst the angels.
Chuck Koustas
Friend
January 25, 2021
My deepest condolences to all of you on Mark’s passing. I’ve worked for him for over 4 years at the Clark’s Pond Cinemagic, although I only got the opportunity to meet him once, I appreciate all that he’s done over the years in doing all that he’s done for all of us. My thoughts and prayers for all of you as you go through this incredibly difficult time. RIP Mark
Chris Milne
Coworker
January 25, 2021
To Elaine, Zach, Yasmin,
& family
Our heartfelt deepest sympathy.
Mark with all of his outstanding accomplishments and contributions, leaves a legacy that is truly a tribute to his memory. Yet Mark was an exemplary example of Humility and Kindness.
To those of us who were blessed to have Mark and your friendship, and treated like family...we will be forever grateful.
His memory will be eternal
Our prayers and love,
Paul and Joanna OBrien
OBrien Paul and Joanna
January 24, 2021
Elaine, Zach,and Yasmin, you are in my and Susan’s prayers. Mark was like a brother to me and I am heartbroken over his passing. I will miss him very much but will remember him eternally. His sharing of life with us of his time and treasure make us truly grateful for his friendship.
George ChaseIII
Friend
January 24, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. My deepest sympathies to Elaine, Zach, Yasmin and family. I have such fond memories of Mark in the short time I knew him. He will surely be missed.
Deb Schimmel
Coworker
January 24, 2021
A great brother, friend, philanthropist and devoted orthodox Christian!!! We’ll deeply miss you a lot! May God rest you my friend and give comfort and strength to our beloved Elaine, Zack and Yasmine!
Rev Fr. Arhanasios Nenes
Friend
January 23, 2021
No matter what I write here it will not be enough to convey my sincerest condolences to the Adam family . I am heartbroken. I will miss the man who inspired me with every word that I was fortunate enough to hear from him. Mentor, friend, shoulder to lean on, family. An amazing man and one of my favorite people on the planet. My thoughts and prayers to the Adam family and to all of those that were lucky enough to cross paths with such an amazing soul.
Jamie Pinard
Family
January 23, 2021
Elaine, Zach and Yasmin my deepest condolences to you and all those who were touched by this wonderful man, Mark. He will be greatly missed as he was one of the most kind, sincere, loving, caring individuals I knew. You could have known him for five minutes or a life time and know every time he spoke to you he was coming from a place of love. His kindness he has shared with his family and loved ones will live on. May those memories fill your hearts. Hugs and prayers.
Angela Fredette
Friend
January 23, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Richard Armitage
January 23, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Elaine, Zach, & Yasmine. Mark will be deeply missed. He was a wonderful person and a dear friend. He will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,
The Stein family
January 23, 2021
Elaine and family my sincerest condolences to you in memory of your beloved husband and father. Sincerely,
Barbara Cohen
Barbara Cohen
Friend
January 23, 2021
Elaine and family I am so so sorry for your loss. I have known Mark my entire life. He was a HUGE part of my family, growing up and spending our summers in Maine at Pinehurst camping. My parents, Angelo and Stella Nestor loved him like a son. I vaguely remember how Mark and his mom spent time with us all. Mark had a huge heart and every Christmas he always remembered my parents. And after mom passed he was always there for my father in so many ways. He was a wonderful man. May you find peace in all your memories. Love to you all.

Elaine Nestor
Elaine Nestor
Family
January 23, 2021
My most deepest apologies to the Adams' family. I am at a loss for words. Mark's passing took us by surprise and I still can't believe it. May he rest in peace. May God console and give strength to his family and friends. Mark will surely be missed and will be remembered forever. Mark, Thank you for your guidance and welcoming me to the Zyacorp family. I enjoyed the time we spent together and the stories you shared with me. Elaine he surely loved you. Please know that you are not alone and find comfort that you have the Zyacorp extended family here for you. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jennifer Mendez
Coworker
January 23, 2021
My heart is heavy as I write this. Mark, over the 10 and a half years that I worked for you, you became much more than just my boss. Zyacorp was a second family and you were in some ways a fatherly figure to me. I'll cherish the memories of sitting in your office wrapping Christmas gifts with you, hearing you holler my name from your office, and I'll never forget that you took the time to come to my mother's funeral to not only support me but to share your pride in me with members of my family. Your personality and presence were larger than life and this world is a little less bright with you gone. My heart goes out to Elaine, Zach and Yasmin. Mark, may you rest in eternal peace and watch over all those you love.
Michelle Regan
Coworker
January 23, 2021
Elaine, Zach, and Yasmine, I’m so sorry for your devastating loss. Although your pain is too raw now, I pray that you will find comfort in your memories. Katherine VandenBerghe ( Cathy’s friend)
January 23, 2021
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