Mark A. "Uncle Buck" Morris

  • Died: April 16, 2022
  • Location: Woburn, Massachusetts

McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home Inc

322 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. (781) 438-0405

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mark A. Morris "Uncle Buck" age 54, passed away suddenly Saturday April 16th, at his home in Woburn MA, after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer.

He was escorted into heaven by his two pre-deceased guardian Angels Cora E Morris and Robert A Morris Jr.

Mark was employed by BROX Industries before he retired, where his quick wit and sarcasm endeared him to everyone he came in contact with in the scale house. Maybe it was the fact that was not afraid to be himself and tell someone where to go.

Or dress up as his favorite superhero for Halloween or an elf for Christmas. Maybe it was the day that he told Mr. Brox that he couldn't ride his bike in his own quarry, or he would call the cops. Whatever it was, Mark will be missed. Especially by the lifelong friends he made the over the years.

Mark was a history buff, who enjoyed reading. His favorite books were about military history, after he would read a book, he would build a battlefield and explain the battle in detail to his nephews. Mark would take the whole gang to see the re-enactment of the battle of Lexington on Patriots Day. Mark also loved his music and loved to go to concerts. Some of his favorite groups were the Dropkick Murphy's, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Cranberries. So, when you hear
the songs on the radio, please feel free to do a good deed in Mark's name.

Mark loved hockey also, he liked his Bruins, but he loved the Detroit Redwings. I remember going to a Bruins game against Detroit, of course Mark had had his Steve Yzerman jersey on, Detroit wins the game, so not thinking we walk into Sullivan's Tap across the street, with Mark in his Redwings jersey. O boy I don't know how we got out of there alive. Well, I do, but I'm not telling.

Mark loved hockey so much, he decided to become a coach. Mark coached at Hockey Town USA for 25 years. He coached his brother's, he coached his friend's and we won a lot of championships.

Mark built a dynasty, that had player's asking to play for him. Before you know it, we were all brother's playing for Mark, winning championships BBQing in the lot till the wee hours, many a night. During all this we became a "band of brothers," who would do anything for each other. That was what Mark was all about. Everywhere he went he made lifelong friends who will never forget him.

Mark was a warrior that never complained and always put his Family first, he was always there whenever He was needed, and his selflessness and generosity will be dearly missed. Mark is survived by his sister Ellen, brother Chris and his wife Erinet, brother Pete, brother Mike and his wife Sue, sister Erin and her husband Ray, brother Shaun.

Mark was a second Father to all of his nieces and nephews, earning himself the nickname of "Uncle Buck" and will never be forgotten by Alexis, Tim, Elizabeth, Margaret, Caitlyn, Johnny, Matt, Tyler, Adriana, Angie, Keegan, Aria, Matthew and Chris.

Please join us for a celebration of Mark's life at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main Street, Stoneham, MA on Wednesday, April 27th from 4-7pm, and a service to be held at the Funeral Home Thursday, April 28th at 11:30am. Mark would kindly ask that everyone attending should wear Hockey Jersey, or
Hawaiian shirt and shorts.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mark's name to danafarber.jimmyfund.org or to www.stjude.org. A memorial fund in Mark's name will be set up at a later date.


Services


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mark you will be missed dearly, never replaced, one of a kind guy, whose commitment to family was second to none. You kept everyone in line & were not afraid to tell the much needed truth. I trusted you to take over the Family home when I moved out, and you never let me down. Even after you got sick , you put your Family 1st , never complained , You did exactly what mom taught us to do growing up, take care of your family & those who need help without question, fanfare or any expectations of being paid back. Those lessons will stay with us forever, just like your memory. Mark, you will never be forgotten, your Brilliance, quick wit , sarcasm, stories, vacations , Fireworks displays , and shopping sprees at Toys r Us are Legendary. You made me a better a better person, Mark, you treated all the kids as if they were your own.I will always love you for that , the kids will always remember their Uncle Buck, They will carry on your legacy , & tell the stories of the crazy uncle that loved them more than they know.You are at peace with Grampa , Grandma,Mom ,Rob , & Ronnie.Rest easy my brother, till we meet again.❤

Posted by Chris Morris - Methuen, MA - Brother   April 29, 2022

Mark I always enjoyed working with you at Brox. Your sense of humor your stories and the 100's of pizza we ate. I will always remember the fireworks display you out on too. Spectacular. You were a great guy and I will miss you. Rest In Peace big guy.

Posted by Susan Hurley - Pelham, NH - Friend   April 27, 2022

My condolences Morris family.

I was honored to play for the Tnucs, Fighting Irish and Band of Brothers winning several championships, first in 2001, with my teammates anchored by the Morris brothers, Mark, Bob, Chris and Pete.

The memories of competing, then grilling, hydrating and camaraderie after the game are many, and I am sure my hockey brothers who were there, remember the same.

I'll share Mark's words to my son Nicholas when he would come to games, Nicholas, remember, what happens at Hockey Town stays at Hockey Town. True, but I would add and in the minds and hearts of those who were there.

Great memories that I will carry with me always.

Rest In Peace Mark.

Posted by Mario Bettencourt - Peabody, MA - Friend   April 27, 2022

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mark. I played for Mark for 15-20 years and loved all of his family. I designed his "Band of Brothers" logo that showed 5 players signifying a man downwhen Bobby passed away. So many great games, so many victories, and losses together. I hope you are at peace Mark as the rest of us gather in your memory. Cheers my friend. johnnyreck

Posted by john reck - Andover, MA - Friend   April 27, 2022

To Uncle Bobby and my cousins - I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Paula Morris - Seattle, WA - Family   April 26, 2022

Uncle mark, thank you for being a great role mode/ father figure in my life. I will never forget are memories with football and hockey screemfest so many more. Thank you for always being there for me and looking out for me. I will definitely miss you yelling at me at hockey to stay out the Fu****** box, what are you a cement head like you're father those are by far my favorite memories that we had.

Posted by Tyler Morris - Woburn, MA - Family   April 25, 2022

Whenever I hear the Cranberries play it takes me back to 1996, 1997 and the days Mark would take Erin and I to see them play. Never one to accept payment for the tickets, Mark was such a sweet and Generous man. It was just felt being at the Morris house that the guys were so protective of Erin and they really care for her. Erin I am so sorry hun, wish I could undo it for you.

Posted by Christie - Friend   April 25, 2022

Whenever I hear the Cranberries play it takes me back to 1996, 1997 and the days Mark would take Erin and I to see them play. Never one to accept payment for the tickets, Mark was such a sweet and Generous man. It was just felt being at the Morris house that the guys were so protective of Erin and really cares for her. Erin I am so sorry hun, wish I could un do it for you.

Posted by Christie - Friend   April 25, 2022

Sorry for your loss Uncle Bobby.

Posted by George Kelley - Tewksbury, MA - Family   April 24, 2022

Oh Mark where do I start?!
You are the funniest and most sarcastic guy I've met. At the beginning when I started dating your brother Chris I really didn't know how to take you and I often thought you didn't like me. 12 years later here I am remembering about all the long talks about books, about your crazy trips and just life in general. I'm at peace knowing that I was there for you when you were at the hospital, texting you if you need it anything. And just being there when you needed it. Gaining your brotherly love as you called me I'm your Irish sister on the blackish side . Life won't be the same without you.

Love you Mark, Rest easy Angel
Until we met again

Posted by Erinet Morris - Methuen, MA - Sister   April 24, 2022

Mark was a great friend he will be missed by me I work with mark for 14 years god bless

Posted by Gerard - Pelham, NH - friend   April 24, 2022

You will be missed.

Posted by Cathy Kelley - Lakeland, FL - Family   April 23, 2022

To the Morris family, my deepest heart felt condolences. In the early years, Bobby and I played defense together for nearly 11 years. With Chris, Mark & Pete up front I was humbled to be a honorary brother! Like Bobby, Mark will be missed by all. Mark was a walking book of statistical facts. Could tell you about a game we won, or lost from 8 years ago, who got into a fight, who scored and the final score. I know there's nothing I can say that will even remotely ease your pain, I wish I could. I loved Mark and for the past 25 yrs and for the rest of my life he'll be in my Band of Brothers. Hockey Town will never be the same. We've lost some great people since this all began on the day Bobby walked into Spuds in Danvers (on his lunch from Market Basket in Danvers) and I was sitting in there with a couple friends trying to figure out where we'd find, not just new guys, but hockey players to put a better team on the floor. Bobby said I'm not eaves dropping, but I'll play and if you need more, I have three brothers that will play, the rest is history. Best lunchtime of my life.

Posted by Joey Sabino - Newfields, NH - Friend   April 23, 2022

We had some great times Mark! Disney, Montreal, hockey and baseball games. Never laughed so hard and had more fun. I'm going to hold onto as many memories I can. You're the greatest friend anyone could ask for. Love you pal.

Posted by Ken Carignan - Lowell, MA - Friend   April 22, 2022