N. Grosvenordale – Mark Lee Baker 51, of 500 Riverside Drive died Friday, September 7, 2018 at home after a long illness. He was the son of Linda (Baker) Gauthier and her husband Allen and the late Richard Ballanceau.
Mark lived most of his life in (Fabyan) Thompson, CT. He attended Tourtellotte Memorial High School and worked for Webco Chemicals in Dudley, MA, Rinker Materials in Moosup, CT, PallFlex in Putnam, CT and was a partner in First Rate Chemical in Webster, MA. Mark enjoyed watching Jeopardy and the Boston Red Sox. He also collected sports memorabilia and die cast cars.
In addition to his mother and step father, Mark is survived by his sisters, Melinda Kominski and her husband Scott of Stafford Springs, CT, Valerie Mayze of North Grosvenordale, CT, Annette Parker and her partner Mike of Colchester, CT, Margaret Morrissette and her husband Matthew of Danielson, CT, Heather Gauthier-Bourgeois and her husband Scott of North Grosvenordale, CT; his beloved nieces and nephews ,Amanda, Monique, Jeffrey, Brandon, Codey, Zacheriah, Elizabeth, Alexandria, Charlotte, Julianna, and Levi; his great niece Skye; great nephew Robert III; and several aunts; uncles; and cousins.
Mark was predeceased by his father, the late Richard Ballanceau; his paternal grandparents, May Hetu and her husband Arthur, and Lloyd Baker; and his aunts and uncles, Margaret McCroby, Barry Baker and Rodney Baker.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Mark’s family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday September 13, 2018, in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the “Hetu/Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund” c/o Hometown Bank, P.O. Box 65, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.