Mark J. Connors Jr. of Hudson, NH


5791 ConnorsMark J. Connors Jr., 23, of Hudson, NH  died unexpectedly Thursday May 19, 2016 in Derry, NH, after a long, hard and courageous battle with addiction which was brought on by depression.

Born in Lowell, MA   February 1, 1993,  beloved son of Mark Sr and Sherri Connors of Hudson, NH. He was raised in Hudson and attended Alvirne High School.

Mark worked at Tire Warehouse of Derry, NH and was a member of the Laborers Local 609 of Framingham and an alumni of The Granite House in Derry NH.

He loved music, weightlifting and riding his motorcycle. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and helping others.

Besides his parents, Mark is survived by his girlfriend, Aimee Lyko of Hudson, NH and their soon to be born daughter, Grace Catherine; two brothers, Evan Connors and his fiancé Sydnie Thomas and niece Scarlett May and Bruce Connors all of Hudson, NH; maternal grandparents, Richard "Bud" and Barbara Barrelle of Tyngsboro, MA; paternal grandparents James and Claire Connors of Lakeland FL. He was the nephew of Craig and Brenda Barrelle, Darlene and James Benton and Edward Plante ; along with many cousins and friends. He was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Mark was also predeceased by his sisters Shayla and Kristi Connors.

Visitation Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Wed. at St. John the Evangelist Church Chelmsford, MA. Cremation will be in Merrimack Crematory. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the Derry Friendship Center 6 Railroad Ave, Derry, NH 03038.


May 25, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 AM
Dolan Funeral Home


May 25, 2016
11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Sherri Connors says:

    Thank you Karen. Miss you. Love Sherri &Mark

  2. Karen Ramieri says:

    Dear Mark and Sherri,
    We wanted to send our deepest and sincerest sympathy for your tragic loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
    Karen Ramieri-Silva

  3. Michael Turpin says:

    May God surround your entire family in his love. May happy memories fill your hearts. May your son rest in peace. There will be many great moments to come with your granddaughter may you see your son in her. God Bless you.

  4. Kathy Caulfield says:


    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  5. Bryan perry says:

    I loved you like a brother… You inspired me more then youll ever know.. My heart is heavy

  6. Joyce Goodale says:

    Sherri, Mark, Even and Bruce,

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and strength to get through this difficult time and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

    Love, Joyce, Jasmine, and David Goodale

  7. Jackson Family says:

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May it help you to know that the hearts of others are deeply touched by your loss. Take comfort in knowing that every tear that falls from our eyes, does not go unnoticed by our loving Heavenly Father.
    Please read these verses to help you cope with your loss. ( Isaih 25:8, and John 5:28,29).

  8. Joe schwarz says:

    I am so very very sorry for your loss. I didnt know your son but lost my daniel, 22 , on oct 4th.
    There are no words but know that i am here if you ever want to talk.
    God bless you all.

  9. Ralph DePremio says:

    Deepest sympathy on your loss. The battle with addiction is very real and troubling all over. May god give you the strength to you and your family at this difficult time. Deepest regrets Ralph A. DePremio,and Erin Sweet.

  10. Marjorie Lewis says:

    Sherri, Mark, Evan Bruce, Bud, Barbara and Aimee, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say or do to ease your pain.please know that I’m keeping all of you in my prayers and I’m here for you if you need me. Love you..

  11. Darlene Benton says:

    Mark, Sheri, Evan and Bruce, I do not have the words that would or could change what has happened. I only know that depression runs in our family and now has taking 3 family members from us.

    Our Mom suffered depression, Jimmy our brother suffered Depression and now your Marki

    I have had it and I can say many times I have wished I was not walking this earth but somehow I fought and brought myself out of it.

    I was not in my Nephews Life much since we left Massachusset but I have wonderful memories of little Mark when he was Born and growing up.

    I will smile when I remember the nights I slept with him on my stomach on your couch when he was first born .

    I will smile everytime I think of him learning to walk at 10 months and wobbling when he tried and then falling on his hinney hocks

    I will smile when I remember him seeing me come up the driveway and run with open arms to me and give me the biggest hug .

    Please know that you are all in my prayers and I know the next couple of days you will be surrounded by Family and Friends and will be so busy that the days will be filled.

    But then the days after and the weeks and months after will be the hardest when you think Markie will be walking through a door any minute or a phone call will be coming and you will hear his voice.

    In a few days his Little Girl will be here and you will hold her in your arms and love on her and know that Mark is a big part of her being here.

    That’s when my Prayers will be longer for you all. My Tears will be there for you also.

    Mark Connors Jr, Auntie D will love you forever and I look for the Day I get to meet up with you, my Mom, My brother Jimmy, My step Bother Billy and your 2 sister also

    What a day that will be, when we all get to Heaven and sit at that Big Big Table God has for us, and that Big Big Yard where we can play together .God has a Big Big house for all of us.

    God Bless you All

    Auntie D
    Darlene Connors Benton

  12. Lynne Hansen says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lynne, Paul, Maura and Dan Bourgeois.

  13. Kimberly Champagne says:

    My family and I are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your children have always been so funny and full of laughter. remembering the good times and the laughter will help get you through the day as well as having the joy of holding on to the grandchildren. May god bless and give you the strength that you need to keep going. I believe that Marks love for his family will live around you forever. Addiction is an illness and depression does play such a major role. Addiction is not the person. You know the difference .You have so much love in your family and keep loving like you do. Being a nurse we should all be aware that addiction is real and is all around us and no family is immune. This is a medical issue like being a diabetic. So much lack of understanding on the issue. My heart breaks inside for your whole family and for what Mark must have gone through himself.

  14. Cathy Donovan says:

    Mark and Sherri I am so sorry for your losd. I only know of Mark and your family through my good friend, Paul king. Please know you are in our thoughts as this very sad time. Sending love, Cathy Donovan

  15. Leslie de Grandmaison says:

    Sherri and Family
    My deepest sympathy for you during this sad and difficult time. All of you are in my prayers. May you find Peace.
    Leslie de Grandmaison

  16. Ben Marino says:

    Mark, Sherri, Aimee, and Family,
    . Words can not begin to describe how truly sorry I am for your loss. Mark was both a brother and guiding light in my life. Please remember that though he is now gone, there are thousands of souls still walking this earth because of the gift he had for helping others. I am one of the many examples of this. My head hangs low at this tough time. My prayers and condolences are with you always.
    . Ben Marino

  17. Sherrie and Mike Couillard says:

    Sherri and Mark, we are so sorry for your loss and know you and the family are in our prayers.

    As you know, we too know the pain of losing a child and am here for you anytime you wish.


  18. Jeanette D'Angelo says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.Praying for all of you.

  19. Charlene Nicholson says:

    Although we don’t know each other my deepest sympathies. My son passed away 40 days ago unexpectedly, we still do not know how or why. His son was born one week ago. My heart goes out to all of you for your great loss. Losing a child is unimaginable and devastating. May you find some peace in the birth of his son.
    God bless, Charlene Nicholson

    • sherri&family says:

      So sorry for your loss Charlene.So glad you find comfort in your new grandbaby. Thank you for your condolences we appreciated very much.

  20. Carol Bowden says:

    He was a kind , and brave soul. He will be missed.

  21. Stephanie Barry says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a great guy loved by many and he will be missed. He impacted so many peoples lives in such an amazing way he will never be forgotten. He is in heaven now with God watching down on all of us. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Lisa Lyko says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time, May the memories Mark guide you through the days to come, Love John and Lisa Lyko

  23. Linda Coombes says:

    Bruce and family…we are all very saddened and sorry for your loss…the Coombes family..

  24. Kate and Fred Shorten says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Sandy, Bob, Jenny says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.

  26. Jen Rose says:

    I was very saddened to hear the news of Mark. I only met him a couple times through my fiancé Patrick who was roommates with Mark at the Granite House. Patrick always spoke so highly of Mark and what a good and funny kid he was. Unfortunately Patrick also lost his battle last August. My heart is with Mark and his entire family. I am so very sorry for your incredible loss. Sending my thoughts, prayers and hugs to you alll

  27. Aaron Stacey says:

    Sherri & Barbara,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. This is such a tragic moment to lose a son and grandson.

    I hope through all this you may find peace I knew Mark for about 5 months and he was a wonderful guy with a loving helpful spirit I wish I got to spend more time with him.

    I wanted to send my condolences and love.

    Psalm 23
    The Lord is my shepherd; *
    therefore can I lack nothing.
    He shall feed me in a green pasture, *
    and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
    He shall convert my soul, *
    and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name’s sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; *
    for thou art with me;
    thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
    Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of them that trouble me; *
    thou hast anointed my head with oil,
    and my cup shall be full.
    Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; *
    and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever

    • sherri&family says:

      Thank you very much Aaron. You were w/ us from the beginning of Granite house and we appreciated all the time you took w/ us &the care for Mark &our family. We were sad you left. Thank you and take care

    • Renee & Ron Graveline says:

      I am truly sorry for your loss. May GOD comfort you and give you peace through this difficult time for your family.

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