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Mark A. Dunnack


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Holiday, Fla. — Mark A. Dunnack, 68, passed away at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, after evacuating Florida from Hurricane Irma the month prior. Mark was born in Willimantic, Windham, Conn. on May 26, 1949, the youngest son of William Dunnack and Doris (nee: O’Grady). He grew up in Andover, Conn. and lived there most of his life. Mark graduated Windham Technical School in 1967 and later with an Associates degree from Palm Beach Community College. Mark served his country in the Army during Vietnam, where he was stationed in South Korea. Mark met the love of his life Christine Downes, 52 years ago, and married her in Columbia, Conn. on a perfect fall day in 1968 that no one will ever forget due to the sustained injuries of the groomsmen.

Mark was an avid fisherman, preferring salt to fresh water fishing but preferring fishing in general to not fishing at all. He worked for 30 years as a Project Manager for Macclain Construction Company, LLC in Glastonbury, Conn. Mark was happiest surrounded by people and had a wonderful non-judgmental demeanor that warmed all who had the pleasure of knowing him. An avid animal lover, he loved his greatly misunderstood cat Willie and his boss’ dog Digger.

The Dunnack clan is vast in New England, so Mark is survived first by his wife, Christine Dunnack of Holiday, Fla.; and daughter, Kerry Dunnack of Roswell, Ga.; siblings, Bill Dunnack of Vermont and his wife, Lyn; Alan Dunnack of Andover; four nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; not to leave out the extended family that also loved him fiercely.

A celebration of life is being held Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colchester Fish and Game Club located at Old Amston Rd, Colchester, CT 06415 for family and friends.

Another celebration for Mark will be held in Holiday, Florida in the spring of 2018 for Florida neighbors, family and friends.