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Mark D. Willey

Obituary for Mark D. Willey

December 29, 1946 - April 4, 2021
Alton, New Hampshire | Age 74


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

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Boscawen , NH 03303
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