Mark D. Willey

  • Born: December 29, 1946
  • Died: April 4, 2021
  • Location: Alton, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

172 King St.
Boscawen , NH 03303

info@csnh.com
Tel. (603) 796-2528

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Mark by adding your memories and photos.

Mark D. Willey of Alton, NH died on 4 April 2021. Born in Concord, NH, he attended local area schools and graduated from West Virginia University in 1968 and received his masters from Michigan Technological University in 1976.

Following 20+ years of distinguished military service as a command/instructor pilot, combat veteran, aircraft squadron commander and combat operations/acquisition staff officer in the United States Air Force – stationed at various stateside locations, Southeast Asia and Europe – Mark completed his working career as a Department of Defense/USAF contractor in 2014.

Survivors include his best friend and wife, Kathleen Ann (nee Holmes) Willey; daughter, Melinda and her husband Todd; son, Jonathan and his wife Allison; and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by grandson, Dominick in 2017; son, Mark in 2010; his mother-law, Mary C. Holmes in 2019; and father-law and mentor, Robert E. Holmes in 1976.

In his memory, please take a moment to reflect upon all the goodness in the world and extend a helping hand, a kind word or just a big smile/hug/thank you to a neighbor, senior citizen, young soldier, marine, sailor, airmen or a special child who may need some encouragement and/or extra boost.

ARRANGEMENTS: Mark was laid to rest at the NH State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors on April 14, 2021. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Cremation Society of NH, Boscawen. To view Mark's Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.csnh.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Willey Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2021

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Mindy & family,
My heart breaks along with yours. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mark, but through the stories you've shared, I know he was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather. I know that he touched many lives and will be sorely missed. As hard as it is right now, know that he is at peace and will forever watch over his loved ones.

Take the time to mourn his loss, but also cherish the memories.
I love you dearly, My Mindy! I'm sending hugs to ALL of you!

Posted by Jennifer Hammons - Salem, NH - Friend   April 20, 2021

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Oh sweet Mindy, I am so so sorry for your loss! Healing hugs for you all at this most difficult time!! Love you girl!

Posted by Tracy Mansfield - penacook, NH - Friend   April 20, 2021

Kathleen and Family, Hold him close to your hearts and he will always be near, so very sorry for your loss, keeping you all in my prayers. God bless,❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Posted by Mary Holmes - Tilton, NH - Family   April 19, 2021

Mr.Willey, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   April 18, 2021

Kathy and Family, I had the pleasure of serving with Mark at Pease AFB when he was the 509th ARS/DO, and again many years later at Hanscom AFB - where he became a not only a co-worker, but mentor and friend. He was always very generous with his time, knowledge and good humor - I learned a lot from him and owe him much. Fun to hang out with, too... I'm sorry we weren't able to get together more these past few years. Mark was a truly great guy and is very missed...
My sincere condolences to the entire family....

Posted by Michael Stiers - Hampton, NH - Served in the Military together   April 18, 2021

Love and Prayers for our Brother-in-law Mark. We will always miss you.
Steve and Jane

Posted by Mary Jane Leathers - Sister   April 18, 2021

Kathy and Family, Nancy and I were very saddened to hear of Mark's passing. During our time serving together on the AWACS program at Hanscom AFB I learned how much he loved his family and his country. He was a professional warrior with a heart of gold. He always had a smile or a funny story to tell especially when we would sneak some beer into the office for Friday "happy hour" at the end of a tough week where we would share "war stories" and just relax for a short time. He will be missed but never forgotten. He has once again "touched the face of God" and may God's love comfort and keep you all.

Posted by Tom McCoy - Meredith - Friend   April 18, 2021

Dear Mindy, Patrick and Kyle,
Hold your heads up high knowing you had a father and grandfather that lived life to the fullest and served our country so proudly. This indeed is another significant loss for you, however carry his legacy and hold fast to the memories and lessons he has shared with you. You continue to remain in my thoughts and prayers. Bug hugs!

Posted by Jan Beauparlant - Friend   April 18, 2021

Kathy and Family you are in my thoughts! You have another guardian angel looking over you all!

Posted by Robin Hoyt - Friend   April 16, 2021

Mark,

Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place looking down on Kath, Mindy, Jon and grandchildren. Although you are no longer physically with us, you will forever remain in our hearts and your spirit will always be felt. Thank you for coming in to our lives and enriching all of us. You always took an interest in my life, with great advise, and always an ear when I Mom bragged about Ang and Jess' grades and sports! You were an amazing person who showed your children how to live life and give back to others. Your list of accplishments inspired me to settle for nothing but the best, and I'm sure you influenced many others along the way. You made me Proud. You will always be remembered for your undying Commitment to your Country, a Hand in keeping us Safe! You will be remembered for your handsome good looks and your contagious smile! You were God sent, taken away from us before your time was up, our Angel in Heaven! If I had to do it all over again, I would still pick you to be my broth)er-in-law or I should say my brother. My Dearest Markmay you finally be at peace. I will miss you and love you forever. Rest Peacefully..

Posted by Patricia Holmes Gaudette - Franklin, NH - Sister   April 16, 2021

Dear Kathy and family. Linda and I are saddened to hear of Mark's passing; as a B-52 pilot, I knew him from the Air Force and worked with him at Hanscom for many years. Mark always exhibited the very best qualities of a leader and a command pilot, and he was a great mentor to many young military officers there, sharing his wisdom, humor, and advice. May the Lord bless him and keep him watching over his beloved family. Fly High, fellow aviator.

Posted by Clif Banner - Nashua, NH - Served in the Military together   April 16, 2021

Saddened to hear about Mark's passing. He was a wonderful classmate at Penacook High. I remember him as being very active and very caring, lots of fun and upbeat! We are all thankful for his service to his school and to his country. My sincerest sympathy to Kathy and the family.

Posted by Patricia O'Keefe Lang - Nokomis, FL - Classmate   April 16, 2021

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I'm so sorry for your loss Trisha, Kathy and family.♥

Posted by Diane Seamans - FRANKLIN, NH - Family Friend   April 15, 2021

Kathy and family! You are in my thoughts! Another guardian angel is looking over you all!

Posted by Robin Hoyt - Penacook, NH - Family Friend   April 15, 2021

We are so Proud of Mark. His great commitment to service in our country. Keeping us all safe . I know he suffered greatly and he was a fighter. He will be missed and prayers are out to our family. Wishing you peace and love from our family. We all loved him.

Posted by Robert Holmes - Canaan, NH - Brother   April 15, 2021

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May the love of God, friends and family comfort you through your grief. 2nd Thessalonians 2: 16,17

Posted by DT    April 15, 2021

To Mindy & Family, our sincere condolences to all of you! I'm so sorry for your great loss. He sounded like he lived his life to the fullest. A great Man! Know now that he is at peace with our Lord and you'll see him again.
Thinking of you & praying for you, Kris & Chris Harrold

Posted by Kristine Harrold - Chula Vista, CA   April 14, 2021

My condolences to the family very sorry for your loss, thank you Mark for your years of service

Posted by Darlene Garnett - Concord, NH - acquaintance   April 13, 2021

To the family of Mark Willey, please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of this great man. He clearly left a lasting legacy for which I know you are all proud. Jason Avram.

Posted by Jason Avram - Hanscom AFB, MA - Family Friend   April 13, 2021


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Dear Kathy and family. Linda and I are saddened to hear of Mark's passing; as a B-52 pilot, I knew him from the Air Force and worked with him at Hanscom for many years. Mark always exhibited the very best qualities of a leader and a command pilot, and he was a great mentor to many young military officers there, sharing his wisdom, humor, and advice. May the Lord bless him and keep him watching over his beloved family. Fly High, fellow aviator.
PA and Patrick

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